We detailed the reach and impact of our collective programs – including the Travel Grants Program, Let’s Hear It! Live, Jumpstart, ARC, and our regional stage sponsorships, education and professional development initiatives and others.
Career Development Opportunities: 21 Consultations: 287 Performance Showcase: 110 Grants Awarded: $484,105 Grant Recipients: 176 Artist Support: 109 Business Support: 67
We would like to acknowledge our partners, our members, our Staff and Board of Directors and the music community of BC at large for helping to make 2022 a successful year. Thank you!
LET’S HEAR IT! LIVE 2023 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
Applications for Let’s Hear It! Live – Music BC’s regional concert series and emerging artist showcase – are now open for 2023! The series will offer a unique chance for emerging artists from British Columbia to connect with fans and members of the music industry.
Applications from all genders, ages, cultural backgrounds, ethnicities and other measures of diversity are highly encouraged, with artists being selected by a jury of local industry representatives. Application deadline is January 20th @ 5pm (PDT).
Thank you to Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia, FACTOR and the Government of Canada for their ongoing support in this initiative.
JUMPSTART FOUNDATIONS – JAY BAGASBAS & KY TABERNERO
In this module, Jay & Ky will give a better understanding with key points on how to communicate with your Live Sound technician. What are the do’s and don’ts as an artist who performs live? These two instructors will go through input lists, microphone techniques, stage plots, what to bring to shows and more. Artists will see hands on information that will help make their future shows be more successful and have artists ready to take on the big stage.
Discover the new module on Live Sound Masterclass for Artists and other free and on-demand video modules at foundations.musicbc.org
Thank you to Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia, FACTOR and the Government of Canada for helping make this series possible.
Our first travel grant deadline is coming up fast! Be sure to check out the revised program guidelines and reach out to our office with your questions in advance of the January 27th, 2023 deadline. BC Artists and Businesses will have another opportunity to submit for travel support in our second and final deadline of the year on May 26th, 2023.
Music BC Travel Grants are made possible with support from Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia.
The 8th in the BDRB x CIMA “Next Steps” Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Workshop series is on Jan 12th, 2023 (online), we look at the creation of equity within the music synchronization sector.
We will explore the lack of representation/hiring of music supervisors of diverse backgrounds and musical genres, the difficulties faced by Black and IPOC professionals attempting to enter the sector, gatekeeping, and the data needed to address equity in the sector.
FACTOR ARTIST DEVELOPMENT GRANT The last juried program intake for fiscal 2022-2023 is open to applications. Designed for artists in the early stages of a professional career in music, Artist Development provides investment support towards a suite of potential activities over a year of career progression.
The deadline to apply is February 2, 2023, at 5:00pm ET
Kimmortal Drops New Single “This Dyke” With Claymation Music Video Vancouver-based artist Kimmortal dropped their latest single “This Dyke” today along with a claymation video showing them riding a motorbike with their partner. The self-produced song is a queer anthem primed for the clubs with its booming bass and Kimmortal’s unsettling whispery delivery. “I wanted to create a sexy banger for the dykes, for femmes, for my queer community, and ultimately for me because I have never fully leaned into expressing my queer sexuality in a track and my journey of getting here is what I am most proud of,” Kimmortal wrote in the video’s description. – READ MORE
Copyright Royalty Board Officially Accepts New Rates That Will See Songwriters Paid More In The US Over The Next 5 Years The settlement – known as ‘Phonorecords IV’ or ‘CRB IV’ – will see songwriters and music publishers paid a headline rate of 15.35% of a given interactive streaming service’s US revenue by 2027. Alternative to the headline rates under CRB IV, music publishers may be paid via a ‘Total Content Costs’ calculation. This ensures that song rightsholders (publishers, songwriters) are paid a certain minimum figure in relation to what each service pays recorded music rightsholders in a year for their rights. – READ MORE
Vinyl Sales in the US Hit Highest Levels Since 1991 – Report Vinyl sales in the United States have reached highs not seen since 1991 thanks to the holidays. Data from Luminate shows that 2.32 million vinyl albums were sold in the week ending December 22–the last week before Christmas. According to Billboard, that’s the single-largest sales week for vinyl albums since Luminate began electronically tracking music sales in 1991. Vinyl album sales in the US also reached the 2+ million milestone in December 2021–showing the everlasting presence of albums as Christmas gifts. Holiday shopping helped fuel vinyl album sales by 46.7% in the week ending in December 22. – READ MORE
TikTok is still battling against the political winds in the US TikTok’s difficult end to 2022 in the US, related to security tensions with China, continued right up to the wire. Just before Christmas, Reuters reported that TikTok was “offering to operate more of its business at arm’s length and subject it to outside scrutiny” in an effort to avoid a crackdown by the US government. However, this charm offensive was immediately undercut – the same day – when it emerged that parent company ByteDance had fired four staff who had improperly accessed IP addresses and other data from the TikTok accounts of several western journalists who had been reporting on the company.– READ MORE
TikTok’s use of music poses a threat to artistic diversity — an expert explains why It has been another bumper year for TikTok. The short-form video service has earned $12 billion (£10.5 billion) in advertising revenue in 2022, with many of its most popular videos featuring music – available to use for free – through its audio library. Viral TikTok videos have meant success for new and established artists alike. – READ MORE
Canada extends copyright protection another 20 years to meet new trade obligation There will be no new books, songs or plays added to the public domain in Canada until 2043 after the government squeezed in a change to copyright laws just before the end of 2022. Until Dec. 30, copyright protection applied to literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works for the life of their author plus another 50 years. – READ MORE
It’s not just Taylor Swift. Musicians describe the ‘demented struggle’ of touring in a shrinking industry where one giant company sells the tickets for most major venues. Cadence Weapon lost $2,000 going on tour in the US last year. That’s one reason the critically acclaimed Canadian rapper, writer, and activist — whose given name is Rollie Pemberton — is sounding the alarm on how industry practices are leaving artists in the lurch with stagnant pay, cuts out of ticket-and-merchandise sales, and limited venue options. “The weird thing about music is the artist is always the person who takes the brunt of things and they’re always the person who the labor is extracted from,” Pemberton said. – READ MORE
Women Composers Seek to Score Progress: ‘There’s Just So Much Work To Be Done’ It’s been three years since “Captain Marvel,” with a worldwide box office take of $1.1 billion, became the biggest-grossing movie ever scored by a woman: Pinar Toprak. Toprak is one of four female composers being talked about for 2022 awards. Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir has “Tár” and “Women Talking,” American Chanda Dancy has “Devotion” and French composer Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch has “Living.” Dancy, upon graduating from USC’s prestigious film scoring program in 2004, couldn’t even get a job as a composer’s assistant – and was actually told it was because she was female. – READ MORE
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FACTOR:Live Performance, Industry Events, Collective Initiatives – Showcase Production for Artists from Official Language Minority, Collective Initiatives – Showcase Production for Export-Ready Artists, Comprehensive Artist, Comprehensive Music Company, Business Travel, Marketing & Promo for Non-FACTOR Funded Sound Recordings, Songwriter Development, Sponsorship, Video
SOCAN:Travel Assistance, Professional Development Assistance, SOCAN Foundation Relief Fund
Canada Council:Travel, Residencies, Professional Development for Artists, Research and Creation
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