musiccafeNew for 2014, the Whistler Film Festival in partnership with Music BC has added the WFF Music Café to its roster and is excited to announce the British Columbia musicians selected to participate at this year’s one-day event during the Whistler Film Festival (December 3-7, 2014). This unique and intimate event puts the focus on placements of songs into feature films, TV shows, documentaries and any filmed media during the festival.

Saturday, December 6th
1-5pm
Garfinkel’s, Whistler Village

Featuring:
Wil, Chersea, Zaac Pick, Rococode, Humans
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November 30, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

Last Thursday at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, 102.7 The PEAK and Music BC announced the rankings of the top 3 artists in the 2014 PEAK Performance Project!

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

1st place – 102.7 Thousand Dollars

GOOD FOR GRAPES

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November 24, 2014 by  |  Filed under NEWS  

WFF2014From December 3rd to 7th, 2014, the Whistler Film Festival (WFF) will celebrate its 14th edition as one of Canada’s leading festivals. This year Music BC will be partnering with the WFF to present the WFF Music Cafe, a showcase of market ready BC songwriters and artists. It will be the place to be for filmmakers looking for music for their next project, music supervisors and film executives looking for their next discovery and film fans who love music too.

The showcase will take place from 1-5pm on Saturday December 6th in Whistler Village.  Bands and solo artists from all genres who are export ready and have professional quality sound recordings are welcome to apply. Accommodation and a modest travel honorarium will be provided to selected artists.

Please upload 2 Mp3′s and a video that features the band/artist performing LIVE. Must be a current Music BC member.

Deadline: Friday November 14th, 5pm
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November 6, 2014 by  |  Filed under NEWS  

Rev Poster V2 Web FROMMUSIC BC’S HOW-TO SERIES PRESENTS:
HOW TO MAKE MORE MONEY FROM YOUR MUSIC

Sunday Nov 16th, 2014 1:00-4:00PM
VSO School of Music – Pyatt Hall
843 Seymour St, Vancouver

Featuring:

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)

Free for current members, $25 for the public
RSVP to guarantee your spot: rsvp@musicbc.org

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

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 11.46.46 AMThe JUNOS are shaking things up left and right, and they want you to be a part of it.   At CARAS they want to ensure they have representation from every province and that B.C. artists get the recognition they deserve on our national stage.  Did JUNO that only 20% of the 2014 JUNO Award nominees were from British Columbia? Let’s raise that number!

So, how do you do this?

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October 23, 2014 by  |  Filed under General, NEWS  

fai2015posterThe Folk Alliance International 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, and teaming up with BreakOut West to present the best in Western Canadian Folk! The event will take place in Kansas City MO, February 18th-22nd 2015. Music BC members are welcome to apply to showcase in our private showcase suites.

Deadline: Friday November 14th, 2014 5pm (PST)

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October 16, 2014 by  |  Filed under NEWS  

Music BC’s How-To series presents:
HOW TO GET YOUR SONGS ON THE RADIO

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

Featuring:
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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September 25, 2014 by  |  Filed under CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERIES, EVENTS, NEWS  

mbc.crbcThe Music Industry Travel Assistance Program (“MITAP”) is administered by the Music BC Industry Association  on behalf of Creative BC, financially supported by the Province of British Columbia.

MITAP provides assistance to BC based recording artists to participate in performance and showcasing initiatives that are undertaken in support of BC owned sound recordings. MITAP also assists BC based music businesses to participate in conferences and other business travel in order to support BC based recording artists.

APPLY AS AN ARTIST | APPLY AS A BUSINESS

DEADLINE: Friday September 26th, 5pm PST

September 20, 2014 by  |  Filed under NEWS, Opportunities  

BE A PART OF THE INDUSTRY! HAVE YOUR SAY AT THE MUSIC BC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 

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: rsvp@musicbc.org

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 savannah@musicbc.org 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

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!
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  

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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
Wintermitts
Little India
Derrival
Willhorse

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

Saturday, September 13
Jody Glenham
Hunting
LIINKS
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: pacificnw@grammy.com

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

HOW CAN I GET OFF THIS ISLAND? V.5
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  

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Roundhouse radio was recently approved by the CRTC as a new station to be broadcast on 98.3 FM. As part of this launch, Roundhouse radio has committed to a new seven year Canadian Content Development program to be called the “Roundhouse Discovery Project” to be administered my Music BC. The project will focus on developing recording artists who are not normally suitable for commercial radio. This group of artists require tools to enhance their opportunities in the music business. The program will include an education component, a showcase component, a songwriting and recording component and significant radio support from Roundhouse Radio. The program and station will be launched some time in 2015, so watch out for future announcements.

http://www.roundhouseradio.com/

August 21, 2014 by  |  Filed under General, NEWS  

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2014 K96-3 EMERGING ARTIST: WILLHORSE

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.

You can download all the Top 5 Artists songs Here

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August 5, 2014 by  |  Filed under NEWS, Opportunities  

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.

Schedule:

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

For full schedule visit www.missionfolkfestival.ca

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

Riff 2014 BannerMusic 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 Surfboards in Victoria BC September 11th, 12th, and 13th!

15 bands will be selected to perform. Details below!

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
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July 22, 2014 by  |  Filed under NEWS, Opportunities  

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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  

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PEMBERTON SUMMIT NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY & PECHA KUCHA SYLE PRESENTATION

Thursday July 17th, 2014
The Pemberton Summit is a one day industry networking event held “In the Pines” on top of Whistler Mountain and finishing on-site at Pemberton Music Festival Presented by Music BC, the event is designed as a think tank where some of our greatest minds locally will investigate the current issues informing the future of Music in BC. Presenters include: Nick Blasko (Amelia Artists), Bob D’Eith (Music BC), Jeff Leake (SiriusXM Radio ), Dan Mangan (Madic Records/ Musician) and more.

$50 – Tickets include a day pass for the gondola, mingler, Pecha Kucha style presentation and meet & greet.

For more info or to buy tickets email rsvp@musicbc.org. Must RSVP before Wednesday July 16th at 12:00pm.

July 14, 2014 by  |  Filed under General, NEWS  

mbc.crbcThe Music Industry Travel Assistance Program (“MITAP”) is administered by the Music BC Industry Association  on behalf of Creative BC, financially supported by the Province of British Columbia.

MITAP provides assistance to BC based recording artists to participate in performance and showcasing initiatives that are undertaken in support of BC owned sound recordings. MITAP also assists BC based music businesses to participate in conferences and other business travel in order to support BC based recording artists.

APPLY AS AN ARTIST | APPLY AS A BUSINESS

DEADLINE: Friday July 11th 2014, 5pm PST

July 9, 2014 by  |  Filed under General, NEWS, Opportunities