Sunday Oct 19th, 2014 1:00-4:00PM
VSO School of Music – Pyatt Hall
843 Seymour St, Vancouver


Tommy Borscheid (The Orchard)
Terry O’Brien (SOCAN),
Julia Train (MROC) and
Shannon Luttmer (Hybridity Music)

Hosted by: Bob D’Eith (Music BC / Adagio Media)

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October 30, 2014 by  |  Filed under CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERIES, EVENTS, FEATURES  

Music BC’s How-To series presents:

Sunday Oct 19th, 2014 1:00-4:00PM
VSO School of Music – Pyatt Hall
843 Seymour St, Vancouver

Dan Mangan (Artist)
James Sutton (Music Director, 102.7 The PEAK)
Geoff Goddard (Frontside Promotions Group)
Justin Wachtel (Marquis Label Services)

Hosted by: Tamara Stanners  (Program Director, 102.7 The PEAK)


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Wednesday October 15th, 630-8pm
Tom Lee Music Hall, 929 Granville St Vancouver

Featuring a discussion with the President of FACTOR Duncan McKie!

Members only – please RSVP:

This is a very important event for our organization, and we rely on our members to come out and support their industry association! At our AGM we take care of business such as:
  • - Vote in our board of directors, who make important decisions about the direction of Music BC
  • - Hear reports on all the projects and opportunities that we provided for the 2013/2014 year
  • - Bring up your suggestions on what we could do to improve the services to our members
  • - Review and approve the association’s financials
The meeting will be followed by a members only reception at a nearby location – however you have to attend to find out where it will be!

Individuals interested in applying to run for a position on our board of directors should express their interest to Savannah Wellman at prior to the meeting.
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September 18, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

102.7 The PEAK and Music BC announce The 2014 PEAK Performance Project Showcase Series, powered by Cariboo Brewing! For 4 Thursdays throughout September and October, we will showcase our Top 12 bands at Fortune Sound Club. These performances will form a part of their overall scores so make sure you come out and support your favourites!

Fortune Sound Club, 147 E Pender St. Vancouver
Doors at 8:00 pm, Music at 9pm sharp!
Tickets Advance: $10.27 + Service Charge

Tickets at the Door: $15
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September 16, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

Logo_Reeperbahn_Festival_2014Export trade initiative to foster sync licensing opportunities and relationships abroad for BC
artists. Thanks to funding from Creative BC and FACTOR, Music BC is able to provide an export trade mission focused on showcasing BC talent in the European market. The initiative will include showcase and networking opportunities for participating artists.

2014 Showcase Details

CIMA’s CANADA HOUSE will host showcases at Reeperbahn on Thursday, September 18 and Friday, September 19 from Noon onwards each day. CANADA HOUSE is located at a new venue this year, Neidklub, a 300-capacity club in the centre of the festival district.

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September 14, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS, Opportunities  


Music BC is once again teaming up with Rifflandia Festival to present 3 nights of emerging BC talent!
The 2014 Music BC Rifflandia showcases will take place at Anian in Victoria BC September 11th, 12th, and 13th!

(in order of appearance)

Thursday, September 11
Little India

Friday, September 12
Skye Wallace
Jasper Sloan Yip
Damn Fools
Midil Beach

Saturday, September 13
Jody Glenham
Humans DJ Set

For more information on the performing artists, read below.

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September 10, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, General, NEWS  

Banner FinalSaturday, September 13 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Rifflandia HQ
1505 Douglas St. Victoria
*Free Admission*

Please RSVP to:

The Recording Academy – Pacific Northwest ChapterMusic Managers Forum CanadaMusic BC and RIFFLANDIA FESTIVAL present

An industry-focused Q&A session for artists and managers

Jason Burns: President / Burnt Tree Entertainment
Frank Nieto: Publicity Director / Sub Pop Records

Benji Rogers: President & Founder / Pledge Music
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September 10, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, General, NEWS  

mission folk 2014Music BC is pleased to partner with Mission Folk Festival to offer a unique performance opportunity for our members in the folk/roots community. Music BC programs a paid showcase event Saturday afternoon consisting of 3 folk acts, chosen by an industry jury to perform at the festival. 3 artists will be selected to perform 45 minute sets at Mission Folk Festival.One of the three will be chosen to perform at the CBC Nooner stage in downtown Vancouver and receive a tour of the CBC studios.


The Lion The Bear The Fox – 1pm @ Shady Grove Stage
Skye Wallace – 230pm @ Ursa Major
John Welsh – 430pm @ Totem Shelter

For full schedule visit

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July 22, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, General, NEWS  


We are every excited to be partnering with Pemberton Music Festival this year and offer a showcase opportunity to a Music BC Member. Taking place on Thursday, July 17th at the Pemberton Festival Site the chosen artist will be opening the draw for Gord Downie with The Saides, Matt Mays and Dan Deacon.


Congratulations to the jury selected artist, Rolla Olak, on this opportunity.

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July 21, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, General, NEWS, Opportunities  

Join us on July 11th for The Khatsahlano Street Party, and catch The PEAK Performance Project Top 12

The West 4th Avenue Khatsahlano Street Party is Vancouver’s biggest FREE Music and Arts Festival! Created with love in 2011 by the members of the Kitsilano West 4th Avenue Business Association, this year’s festival will feature EIGHT stages showcasing more than 50 of Vancouver’s top musical performers including the BC Top 12 PEAK Performance Artists as well as the eclectic work of local artisans and street performers. This 10-block street fair also features a wide variety of food options, bustling patios, giveaways, special activities, and new this year, licensed outdoor beer gardens!

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July 9, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, General  


Music BC is proud to announce the return of the K96-3 Emerging Artist Program for 2014! Focusing on artists from BC’s interior regions, this program is designed to aid in the development and promotion of interior artists, through recording grants, education, and showcase opportunities.


These showcases will be juried and will form a part of the overall assessment of the artist.CN_keloha

Sunday, July 13th
Sandbar Stage
1:15pm – Paperboy
1:40pm – Jordan Dean
2:05pm – Raquel Cole
2:30pm – Immaculate
2:55pm – Willhorse



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July 8, 2014 by  |  Filed under CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERIES, EVENTS, NEWS  

We’re excited to be hosting another summer SchMusic Networking Party!

SchMusic is a chance for local artists and industry to come meet, mingle, and make connections in a casual setting! Plus we’ll have games, prizes, free drinks and more! Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, June 25th 2014
The Bottleneck
870 Granville St. Vancouver
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June 23, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

Vic Fest Poster WEBMusic BC’s Career Development Series and V.I.C. Fest are proud to once again team up to present some of BC’s strongest songwriters in an intimate and interactive workshop and performance.

Tyler Bancroft & Ben Worcester (Said The Whale)
Aidan Knight
Kathryn Calder

Songwriting Workshop: 12:00-1:30pm
Songwriters of all levels are welcome to come participate in a workshop designed to inspire your creativity and hone your craft! Hear our mentors share their secrets on the songwriting process, and how they work their ideas into memorable pieces of music. Attendees are welcome to bring an instrument and share a song to receive feedback on (as time allows).

Songwriters Circle: 2:00-3:30pm
After hearing them speak about the process, see it live in action as our songwriters share their favourite songs, tell the stories about how they came to be, and collaborate together for what is sure to be a unique performance from these talented artists.

Entry with a V.I.C Fest wristband, or free for current paid Music BC members.

RSVP’s are now closed. See you there!
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May 14, 2014 by  |  Filed under CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERIES, EVENTS, NEWS  

SchMusic Vic 2014 Poster WEBWe’re excited to be returning to Victoria for another SchMusic Networking Party!

SchMusic is a chance for local artists and industry to come meet, mingle, and make connections in a casual setting! Plus we’ll have games, prizes, free drinks and more! Everyone is welcome.

Friday, June 13th 2014
The Copper Owl
1900 Douglas St, Victoria

Here’s the details:

You don’t have to be a member to attend!
The first 50 people to arrive will receive a free beer courtesy of Phillips Brewing!
We’ll be giving away great prizes, including a pair of tickets to VIC Fest!
The night will be hosted by Dan Ball from 91.3 The Zone!

Thank you to our sponsors the SOCAN Foundation, The Copper Owl, VIC Fest, and 91.3 The Zone!

May 2, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS, SCHMUSIC PARTIES  

6 – 8pm, Thursday May 22nd, 100-938 Howe St.FACTOR-Blk

With the deadlines for the Juried Sound Recording/Demo grants soon approaching, find out what tips and tricks you can utilize to get your application in shape for submission. Before attending please ensure you have updated both your Applicant and Artist Profiles with FACTOR.

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May 1, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

la trade postcard [front]-printExport trade initiative to foster sync licensing opportunities and relationships with music supervisors for BC artists and companies

Dear Rouge
Jon & Roy
Light Organ Records
Hybridity Music
Blue Heron Records
Amelia Artists Inc.
Beat Music Management

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May 1, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

102.7 The PEAK, Music BC and Cariboo Brewing are excited to present The 2014 PEAK Performance Project Launch Party!


On Wednesday, June 11th, live at Fortune Sound Club, we’ll find out who made this year’s Top 12 for BC! Then we’ll celebrate with PPP Alumni JP Maurice, Rococode, and last year’s $75,000 winner Hannah Epperson!

Wednesday June 11th, 2014
Fortune Sound Club, 147 East Pender
Doors at 7:30, Top 12 Announcement 8:00 SHARP!

Tickets Advance: $10.27 (+s/c)
Get Tickets HERE!



May 1, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

sxswV2FINALMusic BC brings the west coast to SXSW!

Teaming up with BeatRoute Magazine and Vancouver-based music blog, Music BC highlights the diversity of the Canadian west coast music scene throughout two electrifying showcases during SXSW 2014.

Maggie Mae’s on Friday March 14th and The Velveeta Room on Saturday March 15th are stacked with BC artists.

Check out a playlist of all the awesome bands here!

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March 12, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  


BreakOut West Interactive Party at SXSW
Hosted by Manitoba Music, SaskMusic, Alberta Music and Music BC

Tuesday March 11 at 4:00pm
The Majestic Music Hall & Bar, 419 B E. Sixth Street, Austin TX

Food, drinks, and great music from Western Canada including:


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March 6, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

5400_mbm_fa_web_header1Music BC is excited to be teaming up with BreakOut West and it’s partners (Alberta Music, SaskMusic, and Music Manitoba) to present the finest folk from western canada at this year’s Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City, MO.

We will be featuring 12 BC artists in 2 BreakOut West private suites, in afternoon and late night showcases.

Westin Crown Centre Plaza
Govenor’s Suite 530 and Senator’s Suite 532.
Showcases run 2:00-4:00pm and 10:30pm-3:00am


Also remember to stop by and see us at Exhibit Hall!

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February 18, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS