Submissions to perform at Capitol Hill Block Party are open from now until March 9, 2023!
Capitol Hill Block Party is an annual, three-day music festival and block party held each July in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Now in its 25th year, the festival is taking place July 21 – 23, 2023.
With a six-stage setup of both indoor and outdoor venues and VIP lounges, CHBP provides a communal, accessible experience, continuously evolving since it was founded in 1997. Featuring national, big name artists, promising local talent, and lesser-known performers across a variety of genres, CHBP exposes its 20,000+ attendees to a diverse balance of acts that appeals to all ages and music tastes. More Info
Deadline for Submissions: March 9th, 2023 at 5:00PM (PDT)
Thank you to Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia for helping make this event possible for BC artists!
Submissions to perform at Mundial Montreal are open now, until March 15, 2023.
A boutique event, Mundial Montréal has been inviting talents and sounds from around the world to Montréal for 12 years now to perform in front of industry professionals. The event is distinguished by the carefully selected artists, and by the strength of the connections created between artists and professionals from around fifty regions of the globe.
Mundial Montréal aims to offer an inclusive space for artists and workers from culturally diverse backgrounds through an event in a friendly format where everything is in place to nurture connections, generate tangible export benefits and contribute to a healthy and sustainable musical ecosystem.
CANADIAN CREATIVE INDUSTRIES TRADE MISSION Under the federal Creative Export Strategy, the Department of Canadian Heritage, in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada Trade Commissioner Service, will lead its fifth in-person Creative Industries Trade Mission to Australia and New Zealand on June 5-10, 2023 inclusively. Deadline: March 3, 2023 11:59pm PST
WOMEN IN MUSIC CANADA I.W.W WORKSHOPS With sessions featuring incredible leaders sharing their expertise, this is a time to come out and be inspired. Sign up for sessions you wish to attend, or for the whole event, and join in great conversation and connection in honour of International Women’s Week. Attendance is free for all. Women in Music Canada values diversity, equity and inclusion, and welcome’s attendees from diverse backgrounds.
MOOSE KNUCKLES x PRISM PRIZE LAUNCHES VIDEO GRANT The Moose Knuckles Heatmakers x Prism Prize Music Video Production Grant was launched to encourage the production of high-quality music video content from the Canadian hip-hop community. Deadline: March 10, 2023 5pm EST
WOMEN IN THE STUDIO NATIONAL ACCELERATOR Music Publishers Canada is now accepting applications for their 2023 Women in the Studio National Accelerator. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the program. They are proud to offer a series of curated production-related opportunities, workshops, and networking experiences to producer/songwriters from across the country. Deadline: March 15, 2023
Canada bans TikTok on government devices TikTok has been banned from government-issued mobile devices in Canada, the country’s Treasury Board announced Monday. Taking effect on February 28, this block follows similar actions taken by the European Commission and some state governments in the U.S. The European Commission issued their directive to remove TikTok from government devices late last week. That same day, four Canadian privacy regulators announced that they would jointly investigate TikTok. – READ MORE
Why a US Legal ruling over an AI-generated cartoon has major implications for music’s future
Last week, in a significant blow to the IP rights of creators who use generative AI, the US Copyright Office (USCO) refused to grant a copyright registration to AI images in Kristina Kashtanova’s Zarya of the Dawn comic (the Work), which used Midjourney generative AI art. Having read the decision, I have to say that personally, I don’t agree with the USCO’s rationale, but there is huge debate at the moment on whether AI works created by the likes of Midjourney have human authors. – READ MORE
Winamp Transforming the Music Industry Once Again With two years of significant investments, Winamp is now ready to make its big return, with the ambition of revolutionising the relationship between artists and fans and to create new revenue streams for artists. Winamp already rocked the music world with its launch, dominating the early 2000s with an iconic player that is still used by 83 million current listeners worldwide. In the era of streaming platforms, Winamp is now ready to bring a solution to one acute problem in the musical world: fair compensation of artists. – READ MORE
Spotify Will Launch a TikTok-esque, Vertically Swiped Feed Next month, at their Stream On event in Los Angeles, Spotify executives will announce the latest features and upgrades coming to the audio platform. Among other things, Spotify will have at least one major launch that was built with an eye toward improving discovery and attracting a younger demographic: a vertically swiped homepage. – READ MORE
Can a province’s music scene change your life? Songs move us. Albums move us. But can the music from an entire province change our lives? The song Old Wood Bridge by Regina’s Local Onlyz changed mine. Ten years ago, I was tasked with creating an all-Sask. soundtrack for a skating rink in Downtown Regina. As I gathered hundreds of local folk, country and rock songs, hearing their song was an awakening. It opened my eyes to the vastness of music being made right here in my own backyard. An awakening that would soon lead to a decade of dedication within our local music industry. – READ MORE
Senators are calling on the Justice Department to look into Ticketmaster’s practices Almost exactly one month after senators held a hearing on issues in the ticketing industry, they are calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to continue examining what they call the “anticompetitive conduct” of Ticketmaster and its parent company, Live Nation. The ticketing giant came under renewed scrutiny after the Taylor Swift presale debacle in November, which prompted widespread accusations of monopolistic behavior (as well as several state consumer protection investigations and a fan-led antitrust lawsuit). – READ MORE
SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
FKA Rayne is an alternative singer and songwriter from Vancouver BC. The 20 year old artist is already creating waves in the Canadian and international music scene and proving herself a force to be reckoned with. Her unique sound pairs elements from her prior stint as a pop musician alongside heavy, industrial and nu-metal influenced production and song structure. Creating a dynamic noise that draws comparison to acts such as ‘In this moment’, ‘Poppy’, and ‘Evanescence’.
Currently pulling in around 100k monthly listeners, and with recent releases ‘Side Effect’, ‘Praying Mantis’, and ‘Kill me now’ all being featured on major alt/rock Spotify playlists including ‘Ready to rock’, ‘Misfits 2.0’, ‘Salt’, ‘Fresh Finds Rock’, ‘New noise’, ‘Anti-pop’ and several others, FKA Rayne is quickly proving herself as an artist to keep your eyes (and ears) on. FKA Rayne’s newest single ‘Loathe’ is a distinctive, industrial rock track, harkening back to the late 90’s and early 2000’s alternative scene. It’s available now on all streaming platforms.
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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