Applications remain open for one more week for the Award for Audio Excellence Scholarship, honouring the lovely Olivia Quan. Olivia was a music producer and audio engineer from Vancouver, B.C. who passed away unexpectedly on July 1, 2022 at the age of only 25. Being a young woman of colour in a male dominated profession she was tearing down walls, brick by brick, in her quietly determined manner, clearing a path for herself and for others who might follow. She was light years ahead of where she should have been at her age and can only be described as a rising star of Vancouver’s recording scene.
This award is for the future generations of young people pursuing a career in audio to learn from and be inspired by Olivia’s achievements and dedication to her craft.
One (1) participant will be awarded $5000 each year of the award. The annual recipient will be decided by Olivia’s family and close friends.
FOLK MUSIC ONTARIO CONFERENCE APPLICATIONS Folk Music Ontario is Canada’s largest annual conference devoted to the folk, roots, and traditional music community. The conference showcases artists and industry from across Canada and around the globe, for three days of performances, networking, meetings, professional development, and more, with customized programming for folks at any stage of their career, from emerging to export-ready. Application Deadline: April 14, 2023 LEARN MORE
POP MONTREAL APPLICATIONS 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. The festival takes place in Montreal from September 27th – October 1st. Application Deadline: April 15, 2023 LEARN MORE
REGISTER FOR INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC SUMMIT The International Indigenous Music Summit (IIMS) is a unique gathering of artists, knowledge keepers, and community builders, key invited allies and cultural innovators.This year the Summit will take place from May 31st – June 4, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario. Indigenous artists and the music industry will come together to honour tradition and forge new paths, through curated musical showcases, networking activities, panels and ceremonies. LEARN MORE
APPLY TO PERFORM AT CANADA HOUSE: REEPERBAHN 2023 CIMA is excited to be heading back to Germany for Reeperbahn 2023. They’ll once again be hosting Canada House and presenting showcases. This is a fantastic opportunity to access the 4th largest worldwide music market with Reeperbahn attracting thousands of artists and music industry professionals from across the globe. Application Deadline: June 16, 2023
ARC is an accelerator program highlighting, nurturing and sending into orbit the exciting, diverse voices that beat in BC 💫
Meet Missy D, the Bilingual Vancouver Hip Hop Artist for the Whole Family ‘ Vancouver-based hip hop/rap and soul artist Missy D makes music for all ages (and in two languages). When enough people tell you, “Hey, you kind of remind me of that Missy Elliott girl,” you embrace it. That (combined with the childhood nickname Didi) was how Vancouver-based hip hop/rap and soul artist Missy D got her name.’
Nicky Mackenzie & Desirée Dawson to showcase at Let’s Hear It: Victoria Folk/Pop artist Desirée Dawson and Soul/R&B artist Nicky Mackenzie will both be lighting up the stage at The Duke Saloon in Victoria, BC on April 18th for Music BC’s Let’s Hear It event! This special showcase is celebrating Creative Industries Week, and will also feature a performance by XL The Band. – LEARN MORE
Glass Forest release new single, announce performance at Pigeon Lake Festival Hot off the heels of releasing their newest single, “Can’t Just Walk Away“, Vancouver’s indie-pop darlings Glass Forest have been added to the lineup of Pigeon Lake Music Festival in Mulhurst Bay, AB alongside Kim Mitchell, The Trews, and Bif Naked. Follow along for more live updates! – LEARN MORE
‘The future is so promising’: how Punjabi Canadian hip-hop artists are taking over the world From Juno performances to sold-out stadium shows, artists of this genre are becoming global phenomena – READ MORE
‘Busting Myths, Freeing Unicorns’ to Expand Inclusivity for Women in Music (Guest Column) When I gaze at festival lineups, skirt cables backstage… women are still scarce. We make up a fraction of the music industry, both in presence and recognition. However, we are here and always have been. – READ MORE
IFPI Global Music Report: Global Recorded Music Revenues Grew 9% In 2022 The global recorded music market grew by 9.0% in 2022, driven by growth in paid subscription streaming, according to IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide. – READ MORE
Women are woefully underrepresented in the DJ world: Here’s how Femme House and other collectives are filling the gap In 2020 and 2021, only 26.9 per cent of acts booked for electronic music festivals around the globe were women. Those numbers have increased slowly since 2010, but still represent a significant imbalance. – READ MORE
Tour the Home Studios Where Canadian Artists Make MusicGone are the days when artists needed to go into the studio to make a sophisticated recording. While professional studios still very much have a place today’s musical landscape, home recording gear is now more accessible — and better sounding — than ever. – READ MORE
Songwriters Call On the CRB to ‘Accelerate Finalization’ of Phonorecords III Determination — And Free Up $800 Million in Owed Mechanical Royalties Now, multiple organizations are urging the CRB to “accelerate finalization” of the decision – and, in the process, free up $700 million to $800 million in owed royalties. – READ MORE
SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
Vancouver-based, Jonah Kelland Radu, also known by his stage name Kelland, is a multifaceted Canadian artist, songwriter, and producer. Since the start of his music career he has amassed well over 31 million streams, with several of his singles breaking through to the top 25 of the dance and electronic charts, and his debut project THINGS CHANGED premiering at #1 on the Canadian House Charts. Kelland quickly earned widespread acclaim performing across Canada and has received support from tastemaker labels such as Capitol Music Group, Monstercat, bitbird, Lowly, 10K Projects and more. Featured in Narcity’s 2020 Top 10 Canadian Artists to Watch, Kelland continues to push the development of his unique sound and set to hit overdrive focusing on his new musical direction.
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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.