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!
The 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.
BE A PART OF THE INDUSTRY!
HAVE YOUR SAY AT THE MUSIC BC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
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!
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.
October 7, 2013
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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!
102.7 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!
Music Managers Forum Canada, in conjunction with Music BC, The Recording Academy® Pacific Northwest Chapter and Rifflandia Festival present:
“How Can I Get Off This Island? V.4”
A special industry focused Q&A session for artists and managers
Colin Lewis – Vice President / The Agency Group – Los Angeles CA
Ed Pierson –Attorney (Head & The Heart, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis / Board Member TRAPNW – Seattle WA
Gregory Van Bastelaar – Marketing Director / Deezer Canada – Toronto ON
Glenn Alderson - General Manager / BeatRoute Magazine – Vancouver BC
Mike Devlin – Arts Reporter / The Times Colonist – Victoria BC
Jeff Leake – Director of Music Programming / Sirius XM Canada – Toronto ON
Hosted and Moderated by:
Kimberli Persley – Management Operations / Amelia Artists Inc. – Victoria BC
WHEN: Saturday, September 14th, 2013 9:30am – 11:00am
WHERE: Terrace Room (2nd Floor)
The Marriott Inner Harbour, 728 Humbolt St. Victoria BC
Music BC is proud to be presenting Wood Hall at Rifflandia Festival 2013. For 3 nights we take over this beautiful converted chapel to present the best in BC’s up and coming talent. It’s all ages and all rad.
Get your wristbands at http://www.rifflandia.com/
Find Wood Hall at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, beside the Alix Goolden Hall in Victoria BC.
Free! Register by September 3, 2013
Attend a free forum on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the VSO School of Music, 843 Seymour St, Vancouver. (Networking reception takes place from 8:00-9:00 p.m.).
Music BC and K96-3 are proud to announce Fields of Green as the winner of the 2013 K96-3 Emerging Artist Program!
Fields of Green is taking home $4000 in cash, over $1500 in gear and prizes including a Gibson Les Paul Studio Guitar as well as a showcase slot at Music BC’s showcase at Rifflandia Festival 2013.
They will also perform one more time for Parks Alive, at a special concert featuring Kelowna’s own Grapes of Wrath, on Wednesday August 28th.
We want to congratulate Van Damsel for coming in second place, Shred Kelly in third, and all 5 of our finalists for doing a great job on their recordings and reports. The K-Comp CD featuring recordings from all 5 artists will be available at the August 28th show!