Music 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
FULL SCHEDULE CLICK HERE
Also remember to stop by and see us at Exhibit Hall!
Download resources from the workshops below!
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.
Music 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
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
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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
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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!
Music 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
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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