Music BC is seeking creative professionals and music industry representatives to join our juror roster for 2023. Our jurors will get paid to provide insight and feedback on our Music BC Travel Grants.
We are committed to providing a jury that reflects the diversity of our province and the creative industry – including gender identity, sexuality, heritage, age, ethnicity, religious background, region, accessibility and socio-economic status.
Applications for both Artist and Business travel close tomorrow, Jan 27th at 5pm (PT).
Music BC Travel Grants provide assistance to BC based artists or businesses to participate in domestic & international tours, showcase opportunities or professional / music business activities. Be sure to check out the revised program guidelines and reach out to our office with your last minute questions. 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.
BreakOut West returns to Folk Alliance International next week for an Official Showcase, featuring BC’s own Suzie Ungerleider and Harry Manx. If you’re heading down to FAI, go check these artists out and be sure to stop in to the BreakOut West private showcase room to hear more incredible artists from the west!
Thank you to Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia, FACTOR and the Government of Canada for helping make this series possible.
Western Canadian musicians, it’s go time!! Each year 50+ bands from across western Canada are selected to showcase for our international and Canadian delegates…. and of course, music fans! Are you an emerging artist ready to take the next step and grow your business? Apply to showcase for artist managers, booking agents, festival buyers, label reps and more at this year’s BreakOut West in Kelowna, BC.
Early Bird pricing ends February 6th, submission close March 20th.
FROM APPLIED TO HIRED: HOW TO GET A JOB IN LIVE MUSIC Answering the burning questions you wish you could ask the hiring manager.
Join the Canadian Live Music Association for this fireside chat with Ayesha Shah, VP Human Resources at the Corportaion of Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall, where we will chat all things applying for a job in live music.
APPLY TO POP MONTRÉAL POP Montréal International Music Festival is an annual not-for-profit curated cultural event that champions independence in the Arts by presenting emerging and celebrated artistic talent from around the world.
WORKSHOP 9: MEDIA PRINT & DIGITAL JOURNALISTS, TV & BROADCAST & RADO
The 9th in the BDRB x CIMA “Next Steps” Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Workshop series, we explore the equity (and the creation of ) in the media sector – from within the spaces that create it, and externally where it is ingested – and how this impacts the industry in Canada.
KHATSAHLANO SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN The Khatsahlano Street Party is the largest free Music & Arts festival in Vancouver and we want your band to perform! Due to the high number of applications we receive, to be eligible, we require your band to have enough content for a 30 minute set, and a video recording of a public live performance. Our music line up is carefully curated by Zulu Records. All bands must be local to British Columbia Canada.
New Bar, Restaurant and Music Venue Heading for Broadway, Early Spring 2023 Michael Brennan of Strathcona neighbourhood bar, The Heatley, teams up with Christian Chaumont, Justin Cameron and Dan Uhrich (not pictured) to open ‘The Painted Ship’ – a new full-service bar, restaurant and music venue at 2884 West Broadway. Before the four partners took over the 2500 sqft space (previously Yagger’s Sports Bar) near the corner of Broadway and Macdonald in October, co-owner Brennan logged in more than a few hours reacquainting himself with the neighbourhood, acting as a patron to many of the restaurants and bars in the area. READ MORE
It’s About Damn Time: Music Spending Is Hitting New Highs and DSPs Need To Catch Up Just before the holidays, multinational media companies’ favorite complaint resurfaced: The App Store’s 30% take is too high. It’s interesting to see multi-billion-dollar companies cast themselves as underdogs in a fight against all-powerful Apple, but if the DSPs want to complain about platform fees, they need to look in the mirror. They charge more than a 30% cut to the rights holders who stream content on their platforms. Just like Apple’s fee hurts the DSPs’ bottom line, the DSPs’ cut hurts the bottom line for artists, songwriters, producers, and collaborators. – READ MORE
Just how big is the music industry’s ‘fake streams’ problem? The music industry has been fretting about fraudulent streams for several years now. Our first mention of ‘fake streams’ came in July 2017, and a couple of years later we reported on the launch of an ‘Anti-Stream Manipulation Code of Conduct’ signed by labels, publishers and DSPs. Since then, the grumbling about how bad actors are trying (and more importantly, succeeding) in gaming the streaming system and siphoning royalties away from artists and rightsholders has slowly but surely grown in volume. “Some bad actors who do not share our commitment to artists and artistry have been swooping into the reinvigorated industry,” is how UMG boss Sir Lucian Grainge put it this month. – READ MORE
5 Numbers That Will Come To Define The Music Business In 2023 Here we go again. The music business is gently ushering itself back into action following some much-needed Holiday respite. But what does 2023 hold in store for the industry and its key players? Well, to be completely honest with you, we don’t exactly know. How on earth could we? …here’s what we do know. We do know that the following five stats really set the scene for some of the standout happenings, tensions, and hopes of the music biz in 2023. And we do know that you’re probably going to be better armed for whatever this year throws at the music rights industry if you understand why each of them is so important. – READ MORE
IFPI Touts ‘The First Successful Blocking Action Targeting Stream Ripping Sites In India’ — 20 Platforms Blocked The IFPI and the aptly named Indian Music Industry (IMI) trade organization jointly announced their crackdown today. This push to make stream-ripping platforms – or those that enable users to download videos’ audio, allegedly including protected music – unavailable in India arrives after the RIAA took aim at several such services in the States. Additionally, the IFPI previously drew attention to its efforts to shut down stream-rippers, “fake stream” operations, and infringing music apps in Brazil, Latin America’s largest music market. Besides generating the most industry revenue of any country in the region, Brazil is heavily reliant upon streaming, which accounts for the vast majority of its domestic music income. – READ MORE
U.S. Senate Holds Hearing on Ticketmaster Operations: “The Solutions Are There for the Taking” A United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee convened a hearing about Ticketmaster on Tuesday (January 24), prompted by the company’s cascading failures with the sale of tickets for Taylor Swift’s upcoming Eras Tour. During the hearing, led by Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mike Lee, the panel heard testimony and asked questions about ticket sales, monopolization, resale markets, and Ticketmaster’s impact on the live music industry. Klobuchar, who spoke about her own music fandom and advocated for $15 billion in pandemic aid to independent entertainment venues, emphasized the bipartisan nature of the hearing. – READ MORE
SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
Chin Injeti is a 3x Grammy-winning producer, songwriter, and musician from Vancouver, Canada. He has worked with a wide range of artists in a variety of genres, including hip hop, pop, and R&B. Injeti’s music is known for its smooth, soulful sound and catchy melodies. He has worked with artists such as Drake, Eminem, and The Roots, and has contributed to numerous critically acclaimed albums. Injeti’s production style is characterized by his use of live instrumentation, which gives his tracks a warm, organic feel. In addition to his work as a producer, Injeti is also a talented bassist and has performed with various bands and artists throughout his career.
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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
This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters. Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.
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