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  



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 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.


DEADLINE: Friday July 11th 2014, 5pm PST

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


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.


These showcases will be juried and will form a part of the overall assessment of the artist.CN_keloha

Sunday, July 13th
Sandbar Stage
1:15pm – Paperboy
1:40pm – Jordan Dean
2:05pm – Raquel Cole
2:30pm – Immaculate
2:55pm – Willhorse



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July 8, 2014 by  |  Filed under CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERIES, EVENTS, NEWS  

We’re excited to be hosting another summer SchMusic Networking Party!

SchMusic is a chance for local artists and industry to come meet, mingle, and make connections in a casual setting! Plus we’ll have games, prizes, free drinks and more! Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, June 25th 2014
The Bottleneck
870 Granville St. Vancouver
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June 23, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

2014_LOGO_copy_2Are you a member of one of the western Canadian Music Industry Associations (MIAs)? Well then you are eligible to vote for the Western Canadian Music Awards!

All members of Music BCSaskMusicAlberta MusicManitoba MusicMusic Yukon and Music NWT are allowed one (1) vote per WCMA category as part of their MIA membership!

All MIA members (prior to June 1st), would have received an email to the same email address registered with your current MIA membership on June 4th. This email would have included:

  • your own personal login name.
  • your own personal login password.
  • a link to the voting site.

If you have not received an email to your membership email address make sure to check our junk mail or spam filters. This email would have come from WCMA Support ( If you wish to have your voting email resent to you please email our OFFICE and we will be able to resend your voting information.



June 12, 2014 by  |  Filed under NEWS  

MFMF_Logo_with Name_2010 (WinCE)Music BC is once again be teaming up with the Mission Folk Festival to present some of the best of BC folk music. One selected artist will also perform at a CBC Nooner concert at the plaza stage in Vancouver.

3 artists will be selected to perform  45 minute sets at Mission Folk Festival on Saturday July 26th.

One of the three will be chosen to perform at the CBC Nooner stage in downtown Vancouver on Thursday July 24th, and receive a tour of the CBC studios.


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May 29, 2014 by  |  Filed under NEWS, Opportunities  

Vic Fest Poster WEBMusic BC’s Career Development Series and V.I.C. Fest are proud to once again team up to present some of BC’s strongest songwriters in an intimate and interactive workshop and performance.

Tyler Bancroft & Ben Worcester (Said The Whale)
Aidan Knight
Kathryn Calder

Songwriting Workshop: 12:00-1:30pm
Songwriters of all levels are welcome to come participate in a workshop designed to inspire your creativity and hone your craft! Hear our mentors share their secrets on the songwriting process, and how they work their ideas into memorable pieces of music. Attendees are welcome to bring an instrument and share a song to receive feedback on (as time allows).

Songwriters Circle: 2:00-3:30pm
After hearing them speak about the process, see it live in action as our songwriters share their favourite songs, tell the stories about how they came to be, and collaborate together for what is sure to be a unique performance from these talented artists.

Entry with a V.I.C Fest wristband, or free for current paid Music BC members.

RSVP’s are now closed. See you there!
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May 14, 2014 by  |  Filed under CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERIES, EVENTS, NEWS  

SchMusic Vic 2014 Poster WEBWe’re excited to be returning to Victoria for another SchMusic Networking Party!

SchMusic is a chance for local artists and industry to come meet, mingle, and make connections in a casual setting! Plus we’ll have games, prizes, free drinks and more! Everyone is welcome.

Friday, June 13th 2014
The Copper Owl
1900 Douglas St, Victoria

Here’s the details:

You don’t have to be a member to attend!
The first 50 people to arrive will receive a free beer courtesy of Phillips Brewing!
We’ll be giving away great prizes, including a pair of tickets to VIC Fest!
The night will be hosted by Dan Ball from 91.3 The Zone!

Thank you to our sponsors the SOCAN Foundation, The Copper Owl, VIC Fest, and 91.3 The Zone!

May 2, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS, SCHMUSIC PARTIES  

6 – 8pm, Thursday May 22nd, 100-938 Howe St.FACTOR-Blk

With the deadlines for the Juried Sound Recording/Demo grants soon approaching, find out what tips and tricks you can utilize to get your application in shape for submission. Before attending please ensure you have updated both your Applicant and Artist Profiles with FACTOR.

Space is limited. Please RSVP with your Name and Music BC number to: (must be a current paid Music BC member). Read more

May 1, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

la trade postcard [front]-printExport trade initiative to foster sync licensing opportunities and relationships with music supervisors for BC artists and companies

Dear Rouge
Jon & Roy
Light Organ Records
Hybridity Music
Blue Heron Records
Amelia Artists Inc.
Beat Music Management

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May 1, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

102.7 The PEAK, Music BC and Cariboo Brewing are excited to present The 2014 PEAK Performance Project Launch Party!


On Wednesday, June 11th, live at Fortune Sound Club, we’ll find out who made this year’s Top 12 for BC! Then we’ll celebrate with PPP Alumni JP Maurice, Rococode, and last year’s $75,000 winner Hannah Epperson!

Wednesday June 11th, 2014
Fortune Sound Club, 147 East Pender
Doors at 7:30, Top 12 Announcement 8:00 SHARP!

Tickets Advance: $10.27 (+s/c)
Get Tickets HERE!



May 1, 2014 by  |  Filed under EVENTS, NEWS  

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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May 1, 2014 by  |  Filed under NEWS  

A2M-Logo-PCL[1]The Vancouver School Board’s recent budget proposal including either a fee raise or total elimination of the Band and Strings Program, has compelled Access to Music Foundation President and CEO Elka Yarlowe to put out a call to action. She’s written an open letter to the city’s school board engaging Vancouverites to speak up to government and through social media about the importance of early music education in youth development, and take part in the public discussion coming up at 7:00pm, April 15th at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School. The recommendation in the 2014/2015 preliminary budget is “to eliminate the band and strings program for a savings of $630,651. Alternatively, the Board could increase the annual fee for the band and strings program to $25 per month for a total of $250.00 per year. This however would only generate an additional $350,000.”

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April 10, 2014 by  |  Filed under NEWS  

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  

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, 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