Export 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. Read more
Music 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
April 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.
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.
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!
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
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 19+
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!