Icon_blkExport trade Initiative to foster sync licensing opportunities and relationships with music supervisors for BC artists and companies

Thanks to funding from Creative BC and FACTOR, Music BC is able to provide an export trade mission focused on film and TV licensing for export ready BC artists and companies. The initiative will include showcase and networking opportunities for participating bands and companies.

Dates: Wednesday June 4th – Saturday June 7th 2014
Location: Los Angeles, CA USA

The initiative will include a lunchtime performance at Hotel Cafe, an in-studio acoustic performance at NBC Universal, as well as other networking and performance opportunities as confirmed.

3 bands and 5 company representatives will be selected. Bands and companies must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the program.
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April 9, 2014 by  |  Filed under NEWS, Opportunities  

PPP Sticker 2013

As of today, Applications for this years PEAK Performance Project are now open!

Deadline for applications is Friday May 2nd, 2014. Read below for all the info you need to get started on your application.


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April 1, 2014 by  |  Filed under NEWS, Opportunities  

Music BC CMW AdMusic BC is excited to be returning to CMW for another year of showcasing some of BC’s great emerging talent!

This year’s showcase will take place on Friday May 9th at The Rivoli.

To get CMW wristbands, please click HERE.

8:30pm – David Morin
9:30pm – Chersea
10:30pm – the Lion the Bear the Fox
11:30pm – No Sinner
12:30pm – Good for Grapes
1:30pm – Jordan Klassen

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March 27, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

K96.3 LOGOMusic BC is proud to announce the return of the K96-3 Emerging Artist Program!

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.

This year, each of the top 5 selected artists will receive a $1000 grant to record a new original song. These songs will form a part of the adjudication of the band, as well as be featured on the 2014 KComp CD.

The top 5 artists will also all showcase at Keloha Festival in Kelowna on July 13th, with the performance being adjudicated to also contribute to their overall assessment.

Finally the artists will participate in a day of intensive music industry training, which will help them assess their strengths, weaknesses, and goals for their careers.

For full program information and to apply now CLICK HERE



March 27, 2014 by  |  Filed under NEWS, Opportunities  

PPP StickerApril 1st, 2014 applications will open for the 6th year of BC’s PEAK Performance Project.

It’s an exciting year, as our friends at Alberta Music will also be launching the inaugural year of Alberta’s own PPP! The two provinces will run their own contests, however they will join forces at the week long artist development bootcamp in Princeton, BC, where the artists will learn, create, and record together.

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March 26, 2014 by  |  Filed under NEWS  

imagesSubmission deadline for BreakOut West Festival, Western Canadian Music Awards, and Industry Awards EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 1!


Did you release a full length album in 2013? If yes, don’t miss your chance to participate in the WCMA’s!

Each year musicians, fans, and delegates descended on a western Canadian city for a weekend of information sharing, live music and, of course, the Western Canadian Music Awards and the Western Canadian Music Industry Awards. 

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March 18, 2014 by  |  Filed under NEWS, Opportunities  

sxswV2FINALMusic BC brings the west coast to SXSW!

Teaming up with BeatRoute Magazine and Vancouver-based music blog Winniecooper.net, 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  

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SOCAN Tool Box

Are you accessing all the potential revenue streams your music makes for you? There could be money waiting for you to claim! CIMA and MROC present an info session for Music BC members.

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February 13, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

cmw-logo-2014-squareMusic BC is proud to return to Canadian Music Week in Toronto, ON!

This year’s festival takes place May 6-10th 2014

Every year Music BC holds a showcase of BC artists during Canadian Music Week, and it has become one of the must-see events of the festival! Several slots are  reserved for  eligible Music BC members to showcase their talents. Past artists include: Dan Mangan, Mother Mother, Hedley, The Matinee, Humans, Jordan Klassen and more!

Apply today to perform at Music BC’s 2014 CMW Showcase by filling out the quick and easy form below!

Deadline: Friday February 7th, 2014 5pm PST

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January 9, 2014 by  |  Filed under NEWS, Opportunities  

The Music BC office will be closed Friday, December 20th through Monday, January 6th.

If you wish to submit your MAP PEAK Travel Grant application in this time, please wait until our office re-opens in January or submit via post.

Have a safe and happy holiday season and best wishes from the Music BC Team. See you in the new year!

December 15, 2013 by  |  Filed under NEWS  

After three truly magical sets by each of the Top 3 PEAK Performance Project Finalists in front of a sold out crowd at The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver last night, the final order of their ranking was revealed. Congratulations to our first place artist RYKKA!


The 2013 Top 3 PEAK Performance Artists are:

First Place: Rykka – $102,700
Second Place: Hannah Epperson -$75,000
Third Place: BESTiE – $50,000

On November 5th, the top 5 2013 PEAK Performance Artists were announced on 102.7 The PEAK. The announcement named Good For Grapes and Willhorse as the 4th and 5th placed artists respectively and the top 3 were named in no particular order. At the same time tickets went on sale for the PEAK Performance Project Finale at The Commodore Ballroom that would feature performances by the top 3 artists and the eventual revealing of the final rankings for them. Once again the show quickly sold out and the anticipation to see the top 3 PEAK Performance Artists perform and watch over $225,000 remained as high as ever.

Now in its 5th year this award winning program from 102.7 The PEAK and Music BC has seen over $3 million dollars invested into the BC music community, and 100 artists have benefited from the education, exposure, networking and development funds the project has to offer. This year the Top 20 PEAK Performance Artists raised over $60,000 cash in charitable donations for many worthwhile charities.

November 22, 2013 by  |  Filed under NEWS  

The International Folk Alliance conference is an annual event that draws together music industry professionals from throughout the world to share ideas, network, and celebrate traditional music and dance. It is an event of celebration, education, and entertainment, that includes showcases, panels, workshops, and exhibitors.

Music BC will be returning to the Folk Alliance International conference, taking place in Kansas City  MO, February 19th-23rd, 2014. We will be hosting our showcases in a private suite, featuring the best in BC’s folk talent!

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October 24, 2013 by  |  Filed under NEWS, Opportunities  

MAPMusic Assistance Program – PEAK Travel Grants

Thanks to a generous donation from the Pattison Broadcasting Group’s station 102.7 The PEAK, we are able to offer funding deadlines for artist and business travel. These grants are to provide assistance to BC based recording artists and BC owned businesses to participate in performance and showcasing initiatives that are undertaken in support of BC owned sound recordings.

DEADLINE: 5pm Friday January 31st, 2014

Download ARTIST Application: MAP Artist Travel Grants Application 2014

Download BUSINESS Application: MAP Business Travel Grant Application 2014

October 24, 2013 by  |  Filed under NEWS, Opportunities  

Portside SchMusic Poster_webThe SchMusic BC Networking Party is back!

This is your chance to meet and mingle with your local music community! From industry professionals to those just starting out, members and non members are all welcome. SchMusic is a chance to network in a casual setting, making it easier to make those one on one connections!

Our next SchMusic will take place:

Thursday, November 14th
at The Portside Pub

7 Alexander St, Vancouver
6-9pm | 19+

The first 50 people to arrive will receive a complimentary drink from Persephone Brewing!

We’ll have prizes, ice breaker games and info on all Music BC’s upcoming opportunities.


October 24, 2013 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS, SCHMUSIC PARTIES  


Tuesday October 22nd, 6-8pm
Tom Lee Music Hall, 929 Granville St Vancouver

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 2012/2013 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!
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October 8, 2013 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

BreakOutWest!A big congrats and well-done to all the nominees and winners at the Western Canadian Music Awards this weekend!

Part of the multi-day BreakOut West Industry Conference and Festival this past weekend, BC had a solid representation from a diverse array of artists and industry professionals including the following artists who took home awards honoring the best in Western Canada.

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October 7, 2013 by  |  Filed under NEWS  

BreakOutWest!Breakout West & The Western Canadian Music Awards
Calgary, AB October 3rd – 6th 2013

Over 80 of Western Canada’s finest performers and over 350 music industry leaders & delegates from all over the world make their way to Calgary for The 2013 BreakOut West Festival & Conference. The weekend also includes the main event – The Western Canadian Music Awards. Tickets are still available at http://breakoutwest.ca/tickets!

BOW Conference Signup Sessions:
We wanted to let you know of some “first come, first served” sessions happening during the conference that require pre-registration because of the limited space. The Sunday, Oct 6 mentoring sessions still have some space left! CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS ON HOW TO SIGN UP! Space fills up fast so don’t wait! 

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September 26, 2013 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  
facebook ad102.7 The PEAK and Music BC announce The 2013 PEAK Performance Project Showcase Series, powered by Cariboo Brewing! For 5 Thursdays throughout September and October, we will showcase our Top 20 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 8:30 pm sharp
Tickets Advance: $10.27 + Service Charge 
Tickets at the Door: $15

There will be a limited amount of door tickets available, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Online sales will close at 4pm on the day of the show!

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September 17, 2013 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS