Are you ready to take the next step in your music career? Applications for BC’s very own intensive Artist Accelerator program, ARC, are only open for intake for 6 more days. Applications close on May 24th, 2023 at 11:59 pm PDT!
As told to Canadian Beats Magazine by our Executive Director, Lindsay MacPherson: “ARC was designed to aid in the development of emerging artists who have some track record in B.C. but have yet to break out and achieve significant success domestically or internationally. I would encourage folks to spare no detail in their application, to be vulnerable and honest about where they’re at when elaborating on the roadblocks that are prohibiting them from taking their career to the next level.”
Artist and Business travel grants are open for submissions for one more week.
We are accepting applications until Friday, May 26th at 5:00 PM PDT.
Reach out to email@example.com if you have any questions about the program. Don’t wait until the last minute!Please note: This deadline accepts applications that 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.
Western Canadian Artists and Industry! Submissions for the Western Canadian Music Awards close on Monday, May 22. Let us help you celebrate your hard work and successes, and continue to develop the infrastructure of the independent music industry across Western Canada.
Awards guidelines and submissions for the Western Canadian Music Awards can be found HERE.
Music BC members always receive a discount on their submission fees!
The City of Surrey has launched the Surrey Music Strategywith a vision that “Surrey will be a music industry leader that supports musician development and a thriving music economy.”
The Surrey Music Strategy was developed through intensive research and a widespread community engagement campaign that included musicians, music businesses, music stakeholders, and fans.
“Music BC is proud to support the Surrey Music Strategy, which acts as a roadmap for sustainable, long-term growth of Surrey’s music economy,” said Executive Director of Music BC, Lindsay MacPherson. “Through implementation, the strategy will create more opportunities for the region’s music creatives and professionals.”
SOCAN WORKSHOP: REPRODUCTION RIGHTS EXPLAINED The world of music rights and royalties is often complex. In this free seminar you’ll get an overview of what SOCAN does as Canada’s largest music rights organization and the role it plays within the larger music industry and ecosystem. If you’re a songwriter, composer, or producer this seminar is for you. Workshop: May 31, 2023 at 3 pm PST (Online) MORE INFO
CBC RADIO IS HIRING Do you have experience hosting on air, or in front of an audience? Are you a creative storyteller with a passion for music of all genres? Do you enjoy connecting with others about music, and with those involved in music creation? CBC British Columbia is looking for a new, part-time host for their weekly music program on CBC Radio One and CBC listen. Apply online! Application Deadline: May 25, 2023 MORE INFO
604 RECORDS IS HIRING 604 Records is hiring a new full-time Project Manager for their Vancouver team. This role requires a person who is highly organized, creative and communicates effectively. It is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and wants to further their career in a growing company.
If this sounds like you, please apply to: firstname.lastname@example.org MORE INFO
ARC is an accelerator program highlighting, nurturing and sending into orbit the exciting, diverse voices that beat in BC 💫
DACEY & Missy D set to showcase at Women In Music BC, Toronto Event Women in Music BC is thrilled to present their first Toronto Showcase on June 5 at the Baby G.
You can catch ARC alumni DACEY and Missy D performing, alongside other emerging BC acts Wallgrin, Kate Yahn and Amanda Sum.
The event kicks off with a networking mingler at 5:30 PM. Don’t miss out on catching these artists as they light up the stage on June 5th!
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ARC Alumni Head to NXNE 2023 From June 13 -18, 2023, over 20 of Toronto’s best live music venues will again come alive with great new music! You can catch ARC alumni Mikey Jose, Missy D and Matt Storm at this highly anticipated event. Festival passes are on sale for $25.
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Bridal Party Hits the Red Truck Stage this Summer The Truck Stop Concert Series with Red Truck Beer Company is back again for its 7th year, featuring a diverse lineup of local and international performers including ARC’s very own Bridal Party on June 17th. This three-show outdoor concert series brings together music, food, and beer in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. – LEARN MORE
Black Music Action Coalition Publishes Its Latest Industry Report Card US-based campaigning organisation the Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC) has published its latest ‘Music Industry Action Report Card’ (MIARC) as part of its work to hold companies and digital services alike to account over their progress on fighting systemic racism. – READ MORE
The Writers’ Strike Should Inspire Fair Pay For Songwriters I am writing this letter as a call to action for all major and independent music publishers to support the #paysongwriters movement. As the founder and executive director of the 100 Percenters, a music non-profit, and a songwriter myself for over 15 years, I have witnessed and experienced firsthand songwriters’ insurmountable struggles in their quest for a livable wage from publishing royalties.– READ MORE
TikTok Launches New In-App Music Hub To Highlight Trending Artists TikTok continues to develop new tools to enhance its value for musicians, with the launch of a new #NewMusic Search Hub in the app which will highlight the latest tracks from popular artists.– READ MORE
How Much Does a Successful Pop Group Signed To a Major Label Make On Spotify? Not That Much, According To A New Study Johansson, a lecturer at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, just recently published the almost 50-page deep dive into the economics of Spotify royalties.– READ MORE
Spotify Deletes Tens of Thousands of Songs Made With Artificial Intelligence Artificial intelligence continues to be a hotbed of controversy, and this holds true for the music scene. Weeks ago the fake song Heart On My Sleeve, composed with this tool and imitating the voices of Drake and The Weeknd, was removed from Spotify and Apple Music. – READ MORE
‘Technology Is a Fantastic Thing But There’s Nothing Like Human Curation’ Mary Rahmani has had a front-row seat to the development of one of today’s most effective artist marketing tools, thanks to early experience in the short-form video space. – READ MORE
SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
Jia is a Taiwanese-Canadian indie rock artist and singer-songwriter from Vancouver, BC. Her music touches on subgenres of desert rock, and dream pop, with lush vocals and cinematic instrumentals inspired by Tarantino and spaghetti western films. She has performed at venues all around Vancouver, was a Best in Vancouver 2022 semi-finalist, and has worked with some of the most talented musicians and producers that BC has to offer while recording her debut EP at Monarch Studios, which is currently being released track by track each month.
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.