Thank you to all those who joined in our Travel Grant Info Session last Thursday! We hope we were able to answer all your questions regarding our upcoming deadline.
Just a reminder, Artist and Business travel grant submissions are due on Friday, March 26th at 5:00 PM PDT. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the program. Don’t wait until the last minute!
This deadline accepts applications to support initiatives between April 1st, 2023, to September 30th, 2023.
Travel Grant Deadline: May 26, 2023 at 5:00 PM PDT
Music BC Travel Grants are made possible through the ongoing support of Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia.
Are you ready to take the next step in your music career? Applications are open for BC’s very own intensive Artist Accelerator program, ARC, from now until May 24th.
The ARC program will advance the business, creative, and technical skills of recording artists to help them build a sustainable career in the music industry. The program spans several months and includes a music business clinic, creative retreat and final showcase event.
Feeling stuck on your journey? Do you find yourself searching for guidance on how to achieve your next career goals? Look no further!
Music BC’s ongoing career consultation and music business mentorship program is taking requests for free 1-hour sessions! If you have a music-related project you’d like to gain insight on, don’t hesitate to get your request in today to speak with one of our industry professionals.
“Thanks to Music BC Industry Association, I was able to connect with my consultant and receive this invaluable guidance for free! There are many other industry professionals ready to share their knowledge and I can’t recommend it enough to anyone in BC who may feel stuck in any aspect of their music career.” – Ryan Palm
FACTOR DEADLINE: MAY 18TH The Juried Sound Recording: Album program (JSR: Album) application deadline is May 18th at 5 PM EST. The program provides funding toward the costs of production or acquisition of an original full-length sound recording and contributes to the marketing and promotion of that sound recording under the Marketing, Tour Support, Showcase, Video, and Radio Marketing components. Application Deadline: May 18th at 5 PM EST MORE INFO
FULL CIRCLE IS HIRING Full Circle: First Nations Performance is currently hiring a Production Assistant. Working under the direction of the Program Manager, Associate Producers, and other assigned mentors, the Production Assistant will assist in executing the 2023 Talking Stick Festival. Responsibilities include assisting with event planning, coordination, and execution, as well as supporting day-to-day operational aspects leading up to the festival. MORE INFO
MACKLAM FELDMAN IS HIRING Macklam Feldman Management is currently seeking a Director of Digital Marketing for their Vancouver, BC office. This Manager will spearhead Digital Marketing initiatives for the entire roster. They are responsible for building out the digital, mobile and social components of an artist’s overall marketing plan.
Email email@example.com or fill out the form on their website to apply. MORE INFO
Vines Art Festival hosts Artist Care Fundraiser featuring Missy D and Kimmortal, May 11 (Today) Vines Art Festival will be putting on their Artist Care Fundraiser at Mount Pleasant’s iconic Heritage Hall, TONIGHT, May 11 at 6:30 pm. Guests are invited to visit together for a night of delicious food, an enticing silent auction, and live performances. The event will feature musical talents Missy D, Kimmortal, ebonEmpress, and Jreme.
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Vancouver’s Nimbus School of Recording Arts Closing One of the only schools in Vancouver where postgraduates can receive hands-on training and mentorship from recording professionals in the music industry has filed for bankruptcy. – READ MORE
‘Touring and Mental Health’ Manual Is a Godsend for Musicians and Crew Live Nation recently purchased 3,000 copies of “Touring and Mental Health: The Music Industry Manual” with plans to place the book in dressing rooms across its venues worldwide. – READ MORE
Soundcloud, Merlin Strike Global Deal To Bring Fan-Powered Royalties To Indie Labels Unlike the traditional pro-rata “one big pot” streaming model – adopted by services such as Spotify – FPR is a user-centric model that allocates a share of each listener’s subscription and advertising revenues only to the artists/tracks they individually listen to. – READ MORE
Live Nation reports “unprecedented” global demand for live events Global demand for live shows is at an all-time high and is showing no signs of letting up, per new figures published by Live Nation.– READ MORE
Tiktok’s Testing a New Process to Help Musicians Maximize Exposure in AppTikTok’s experimenting with a new way to provide more exposure for musicians in the app, by giving users the capacity to create content based on their music to help amplify their in-app reach. – READ MORE
Spotify Reinstates Boomy As the AI Music Generator Continues to Pump Out Over 20,000 Songs Per DayDespite the growing prevalence of artificial intelligence music – and the majors’ reported efforts to stem the tide of certain AI works – the disruption in the Boomy-Spotify relationship is said to have resulted from fake streams. – READ MORE
SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
Darrian Gerard is a Canadian Pop-Rock artist who writes, records, plays, and produces all of her own music in the comfort of her home studio. Hailing from Duncan, BC, Canada, she learned how to play guitar at 7 years old then quickly picked up bass, piano, drums, and vocals.
Gerard began her professional career at the beginning of 2021 releasing her first single and has released 6 additional singles and a 5-track EP, all receiving various blog write ups, radio plays, international press, and more. Her music has been described as anthemic pop-rock, with influences of Avril Lavigne, blink-182, Halsey, and Taylor Swift.
Gerard’s highly anticipated EP, ‘Basement Stadium’ released February 10th and was funded by Creative BC’s Career Development Program as she was among 17.8% of applicants who’s received the grant. Gerard has been featured on radio shows like 103.7 MIX FM in Alberta, has accumulated over 100k streams on Spotify, and had her 4th single Old Wounds peak at #34 on the UK Alternative iTunes Chart.
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to include an upcoming application or funding deadline.
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.