Join us June 25th for a full day of Indigenous programming, Curated in partnership with Talking Stick Festival. We’re proud to present our 3rd Let’s Hear It! Live Showcase celebrating new and thriving voices in music with this special artist showcase at Fortune Sound Club – Hosted by JB The First Lady.
Fortune Sound Club
Show: 7:00PM – Tickets by Donation
Featuring Eros Taylor,
Caitlin Goulet and Eagle Ex Machina
w/ Special Guest JB The First Lady
Industry Panels:Join us starting at 3PM before the showcase for an afternoon of Inclusion, Diversity and Wellness panel discussions from a distinctly Indigenous perspective.
JB The First Lady closes out an afternoon of meaningful panel discussions focused on inclusion, diversity and wellness from a distinctly Indigenous point of view. Indigenous hip-hop and spoken word artist, emcee, beat-boxer, activist, cultural dancer, and youth educator – Following Your Inner Compass – A Conversation with JB The First Lady will share moments of inspiration, learning and growth through her artistic career and beyond.
This event is by donation, Everyone is welcome to attend, and to stay for the evening’s live music programming!
Thank you to Talking Stick Festival, FACTOR and the Government of Canada, Blueprint, Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia for their support in this initiative.
We are thrilled to announce more of our ARC program faculty that will be helping guide this year’s participants over the summer! We’d like to welcome Natasha Dion and Howard Redekopp to the crew. They will be joined by other producers and industry leaders this summer.
Natasha Dion is an interdisciplinary Creative Producer, Director, and Designer working in the creative and corporate sectors. Her diverse skillset has lead her to work on projects overseeing campaigns, branding, design, video, and social media.
Howard Redekopp is a Canadian record producer best known for his work with Mother Mother, Tegan and Sara, and The New Pornographers. He has produced, engineered, and mixed a Juno winning album, two Grammy nominated albums, and a Latin Grammy nominated album.
Stay tuned for more important announcements from ARC this month
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SIGN UP FOR FREE WORKSHOPS ON EVENT AND FESTIVAL SAFETY
Presented by the BC Music Festival Collective and Actsafe Safety Association. Sign up for one or sign up for all four workshops! Learn about Festival and Event Safety from the leaders in our province, Don Parman and Will Heller from Actsafe, the not-for-profit health and safety association supporting British Columbia’s arts and entertainment industries.
MUSIC BC TRAVEL GRANTS 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).
ALLAN SLAIGHT JUNO MASTER CLASS For 8 years the JUNO Awards and Slaight Music have partnered for Canada’s premier artist development program, The Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class, in search of Canada’s next emerging artists. This program is the foundation for emerging artists who aspire to be JUNO Award nominees and winners. Submissions are now open until June 30th, 2022.
604 SESSIONS APPLICATION The 604/LO (604 Records / Light Organ Records) songwriting camp is focused on offering our creative services to the greater community while also opening the door for a wider range of artists to form relationships with our labels. The experience will allow artists to network, write songs, participate in a one on one call with a label rep and a dual single (2 song) release through 604 Records. Applications close June 10th, 2022.APPLY NOW
D.O.A. Holds A Multi-Band Rickshaw Rock Against Racism Benefit In 1978 D.O.A. played one of the first Rock Against Racism concerts in Vancouver, with a Smilin’ Buddha show funding an appearance at a massive R.A.R. Anti-Nazi Rally later that year. On June 4 D.O.A. will stage a Rock Against Racism benefit at the Rickshaw Theatre, with all benefits going to local organizations which have devoted their efforts to making the world a more tolerant place. In addition to headliner D.O.A., the evening features Roots Round Up, Kàrá-Kàtá Afrobeat Group, Buckman Coe, China Syndrome, and the Asian Persuasion All Stars. – READ MORE
AI-Based Tech Company HITLAB Is Shaking Up The Music Industry HITLAB, the digital media and AI company uses patented technology to transform how entertainment content is discovered, produced, and consumed. “Our scientists determined that any song, in any language and any musical genre, is made up of 84 mathematical parameters,” said Zgarka. By studying these parameters, The HITLAB Music Digital Nuance Analysis (DNA) tool is able to classify and predict a song’s chart potential, leverage current trends and engage consumers.– READ MORE
Matt Pincus Raises $200 Million for Music Investment Firm Matt Pincus, founder of Songs publishing, has raised $200 million for his Music holding company to make long-term investments in a variety of music enterprises. The company, initially capitalized with $200 million, is a partnership between Pincus, LionTree, JS Capital Management and Schusterman Family Investments; it was founded as a joint venture with LionTree in 2019 and has invested in Splice, Dice, and others. – READ MORE
Apple’s Shazam Gets Music Link With Apple Maps Apple’s Shazam service has commenced an interesting promotional series of curated guides within Apple Maps. These show forthcoming events at music venues and clubs across London, UK. These guides pop up when you tap in specific localities or search for venues. The guides also integrate to Shazam’s recently launched concert pages where you can purchase event tickets. MusicAlly reports that additional cities – and, presumably, venues, will follow London in future.– READ MORE
Digital Burnout: MMF Says ‘Labels And Platforms Must Break The Cycle’ ‘The MMF Digital Burnout Report‘ is a good summary of what managers see as the key pressure points for artists. Those include labels demanding a “continuous stream of content’; artists’ value being judged too much on social media numbers; and “an overwhelming consensus that the digital teams hired at labels are under-resourced, overworked, and in some cases junior in experience”.– READ MORE
Sony Music To Expand Unrecouped Balance Program To More Artists Going forward, SMG is expanding the program on a rolling basis, to eligible unrecouped artists and songwriters globally who have been with Sony Music for over 20 years, and haven’t received an advance in over two decades. Qualifying artists, songwriters and participants will be notified of their eligibility later this year. The move was revealed by Sony Music Group Chairman, Rob Stringer, during a presentation to investors at Sony Group’s 2022 Business Segment Briefing on Thursday morning (May 26). – READ MORE
Halsey’s Record Label Won’t Release A New Song Until It Goes Viral On TikTok. Is This The Future Of The Music Industry? On Sunday, popular American singer songwriter Halsey shared a video on TikTok with tinny music in the background, the on-screen text reading, “Basically I have a song that I love that I wanna release ASAP but my record label won’t let me. I’ve been in this industry for 8 years and I’ve sold over 165 million records. And my record company is saying that I can’t release it unless they can fake a viral moment on TikTok. Everything is marketing. And they are doing this to basically every artist these days. I just wanna release music, man. And I deserve better tbh. I’m tired.”– READ MORE
Music NFT Platform FanTiger Raises $5.5 Million ‘To Empower Independent Artists’ Regarding FanTiger’s operational specifics, the platform’s release emphasizes the “fan community” nature of the NFTs at hand, including granting diehard supporters “access to an exclusive Artist community” and allowing them to “earn rewards and special privileges like exclusive content, meet-n-greet opportunities, backstage access, etc.” A substantial portion of the newest NFT platforms to enter the media spotlight have likewise touted their perceived potential to drive artist revenue by serving as something of a virtual meeting spot for dedicated fans.– READ MORE
MEMBER OF THE WEEK
Handsome Tiger is an Anishinaabe Métis, North African music producer/dj from Turtle Island, residing in Vancouver BC. His production blends traditional sounds from his culture alongside other Indigenous sounds, interwoven into the contemporary sounds of electronic bass music today. Named in CBC music’s 6 Indigenous artists you need to know in 2021 and CBC’s Reclaimed artists to watch in 2020. No stranger to the Vancouver and West Coast music community, Handsome Tiger has played countless shows and gathered numerous releases under his belt. With a love of bass music he’s been a strong advocate in supporting and contributing to many events in Vancouver’s underground Scene. Quickly becoming a west coast festival scene favourite with appearances at Bass Coast, Shambhala to name a few. His DJ sets mix many flavours of sound system culture and Global bass sounds including dub, grime, dancehall, afrobeats, rap and more all woven together to light up any dance floor.
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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