The deadline for our travel grant applications are only a few weeks away for artist or business travel. For each deadline always make sure to review the Guidelines and Eligibility as we do make adjustments throughout the year based on feedback from our applicants and members. The deadline for this intake will be June 10th, 2022 at 5:00PM (PDT).
This weekend Khanvict and Dana Sipos will make their debut at Wide Days – Scotland’s Music Convention – as part of the BreakOut West and Focus Wales festival takeover. Wide Days is a truly unique event that features 16 artists to a select delegation of industry professionals and tastemakers.
Learn more about Wide Days here, and join us in wishing all our Western Canadian artists the best in their showcases.
Thank you to FACTOR and the Government of Canada, BreakOut West, Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia for their support in this initiative.
The first of many ARC program faculty have been announced and we’d like to welcome Colleen Venables (CRUSH) and Carol-Lynne Quinn to The Retreat team. They will be joined by other producers and industry leaders this summer. Stay tuned for more announcements, and don’t miss any updates from ARC by following @arcprogrambc or by subscribing to the ARC mailing list.
Artist Applications Now Closed:
The artist applications are now closed for the inaugural year of the ARC Program. We are now hard at work preparing the applications for our industry jury made up of music professionals from across Canada and beyond.
Announced earlier this week during Creative Industries Week in Victoria, the Province is providing an additional $2.5 million to support music companies and live music presenters through the Amplify BC program. We commend the Province on their continued recognition of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on BC’s music economy, and in offering further support to our sector.
REEPERBAHN ARTIST APPLICATIONS
The Reeperbahn Festival returns to Hamburg, DE from September 21st – 24th, 2022. Music BC will once again be hosting BC artists at Canada House alongside our partners across the country. Artists interested in showcasing are encouraged to apply as soon as possible (Recommended by June 1st, 2022). The deadline to apply is July 23rd, 2022.
GRANTS FOR UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS Creative BC has launched three programs funding Indigenous and underrepresented artists and organizations: the Demo Recording, Music Video, and Industry Catalyst programs. Previously supporting artists and industry living and working in Vancouver, the Province of British Columbia has matched funding provided by the City of Vancouver to extend these programs across B.C.
APPLY NOW TO M FOR MONTREAL
Artists wishing to apply for the Official Selection of this 17th edition can answer to the call for applications, presented by la Caisse Desjardins de la Culture, from today until midnight on June 6. To submit your project, you need to fill the form available below. Please note that an administrative fee of 45$ CAD is required for each artist application.
Vancouver’s Andrea Jin, Jessia, Archspire, and Colin James Take Home Juno Awards For the second straight year, Vancouver recording artists have won Juno awards for Best Comedy Album and Best Metal/Hard Music Album. Comedian Andrea Jin picked up her first Juno for Grandma’s Girl. It’s the latest in a growing list of successes for the Shanghai-born funnywoman. In the past, she’s been chosen as one of the “new faces” at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and was awarded the SiriusXM top-comic award.– READ MORE
Junos Could Do More To Support Indigenous Musicians, Critics Say The Junos’ recognition of Indigenous musicians has been a long, slow evolution that some say hasn’t moved fast enough. The first Indigenous category opened more than 20 years after the awards show launched in 1970. This second category comes another 28 years later. Meanwhile, Indigenous artists “have been singing songs here on Turtle Island for probably thousands of years,” said another first-time nominee, Nimkii Osawamick. – READ MORE
10 Canadian music videos announced as finalists for the 2022 Prism Prize The Prism Prize, an annual awards event that recognizes outstanding artistry in music video production, announced today the Top 10 Canadian music videos of the year eligible for the 2022 Grand Prize, as voted by a jury of more than 130 of the top minds in Canadian music, film, and media arts. One of these videos will be awarded the $20,000 Grand Prize, the largest cash prize in the world for music videos, at a screening and awards presentation on Thursday, July 7, 2022 in Toronto. – READ MORE
Here’s Why No One Can Afford Concert Tickets Right Now According to a Pollstar study, music fans could see a show for about $26 in 1996, and that price tag had quadrupled to $95 by 2019. That total doesn’t account for either the return of live music post-COVID or inflation, but Festicket, a live music community that bundles fans with festival tickets and travel accommodations, reported last year that more customers have begun securing their trips through payment plans. Fans are spending three times more than they did on event packages three years ago. Even prior to the current inflation crisis, the pandemic exposed the underbelly of an industry that is severely flawed. – READ MORE
Help Musicians launches Digital Platform Following Surge In Demand For Mental Health Support Help Musicians is launching a new digital mental health platform called Music Minds Matter Explore, which aims to provide everybody working in music with a place to find mental health guidance and support. The new platform offers users information on mental health, and signposts to local and national support. It also hosts video content from mental health experts, and from others in the industry who may have faced similar challenges. – READ MORE
CD Baby Selects Trolley as Payout Partner, Streamlining Payments To Its Global Clientele Of 1.2+ Million Recording Artists With Trolley, CD Baby aims to efficiently pay their roster of 1.2+ million artists with potentially 40% lower transaction costs, distinct revenue stream categorization, and enhanced creative autonomy, according to details shared with Digital Music News. “This volume of artist payouts was becoming a significant challenge—until we integrated Trolley,” said Christine Barnum, CD Baby’s Chief Revenue Officer.– READ MORE
SeeHer & Breakr Launch #HerBigBreak Mentor Program For Emerging Female Music Artists SeeHer is a global movement committed to positive representation — and equity — for women and girls in media. Leaders across the advertising, marketing and entertainment industries work together to shrink unconscious bias, especially as it pertains to age, race, body type and other physical and aesthetic attributes. SeeHer, launched in 2016, spearheaded the development of the Gender Equality Measure, the first research methodology that quantifies gender bias in ads and programming. – READ MORE
Sony Publishing’s Jon Platt Speaks On Exec Diversity, Today’s Huge Catalog Deals & Signing Hitmaker Ashley Gorley Music publishing, a part of the industry that rarely raises its hand to be its hottest or most controversial subject, has recently been an uncharacteristic source of news headlines again and again, due to a seeming gold rush that has major artist-songwriters selling off their catalogs for huge figures. As the chairman-CEO of Sony Music Publishing, Jon Platt naturally has a few thoughts about this crest of cashing in. And they’re mixed, even if he’s not about to wax gloomy about writers getting their due. – READ MORE
MEMBER OF THE WEEK
Haleluya Hailuhas managed to turn the stress and angst of growing up and not recognizing yourself into music that anyone could see themself in. Growing up in Burnaby, BC, the moment she could use her voice for anything, it was always to share stories and art. By the time she had finished her high school years she was a former radio host, activist and beginning to start to find a musical voice.
Generational guilt, heartbreak and working on your self esteem. “forgive me”, Hailu’s first major single since her debut EP, is a translation of motherly advice shared to Hailu in a pop music form. Being the daughter of Ethiopian immigrants, religion and prayer has been a big part of her childhood. The song is a transition from the sound of her last project and future sound.
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Music BCLet’s Hear It! Live – 2022 Concert Series, International Showcase Application – Artist & Business 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
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