Music BC Artist and Business Travel applications will close for submission this Friday, June 10th, 2022 at 5:00PM (PDT). 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.
In celebration of National Indigenous Heritage Month, join us on June 25th for a full day of Indigenous-led programming, curated in partnership with Talking Stick Festival. Both events are welcome to everyone, with tickets by donation.
3PM – 6PM (Fortune Sound Club) Industry Panels:Join us starting at 3PM with a FREE RSVP before the showcase for an afternoon of Inclusion, Diversity and Wellness panel discussions from a distinctly Indigenous perspective. Speakers include Joe Buffalo, DJ OSHOW, Mamarudegyal, KeAloha, JB The First Lady,Desmon Pack, Eros Taylor and more.
7PM – 10PM (Fortune Sound Club) *Early Show Let’s Hear It! Live – Uplifting Indigenous Artists: Following the panels we’re proud to present an all-Indigenous artist showcase featuring thriving voices in the community – Hosted by JB The First Lady. Showcase artists include Eros Taylor, Caitlin Goulet and Eagle Ex Machina.
Thank you to Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia, Talking Stick Festival, Fortune Sound Club, FACTOR and the Government of Canada for their support in making this day possible.
The Western Canadian Music Alliance are excited to announce the nominees for the 2022 Western Canadian Music Awards. The Awards are thrilled to be celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, along with BreakOut West, which heads back to Calgary in the fall for the annual conference and showcase festival. Congrats to all of this year’s award nominees!
MEMBER DISCOUNT FOR SQUAMISH CONSTELLATION FESTIVAL
Squamish Constellation Festival can not wait to come back this July 22 – 24 with July Talk, The Black Pumas, and the legendary Sarah McLachlan! Along with so many more incredible artists, including lots of local artists.
Team Constellation is happy to offer you (as long as you have a current Music BC membership) an exclusive 12% discount to the 2022 festival.
This special offer is valid starting June 1 at 10:00 AM and ending Wednesday, June 15th at 10:00 PM. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the promo code!
ADVANCE MUSIC CANADA
AMPED features a day summit and complementary networking party focused on celebrating Black music and the uplifting of the Black music business professionals in Canada. Not in BC? We got you covered with a livestream of the summit. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Head over to the link in our bio to reserve your spot for both IRL and virtual events.
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.
TRUCK STOP CONCERT SERIES – TICKET GIVEAWAY
Truck Stop Concert Series at Red Truck Beer Company. Check out artists like Magic Giant, The Booms Booms, Tanika Charles, FRANKIIE & Sweet Soul Gospel Choir.
Contact email@example.com to enter – Friday we will let the winner know through email.
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.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES 604 Records is one of Canada’s leading independent record labels – home to artists such as Dallas Smith, JoJo Mason, Coleman Hell, and Marianas Trench. The label currently has two positions for hire, including a Marketing Coordinator for the Country Music Division, as well as an NFT Coordinator. Learn more on the roles and how to apply below.
Spotify Launches New “Industry Guidance” Site To Help Artists Navigate Careers In Music The new site, called In Focus, launched on June 1 and has been described as being “like an artist manager in your pocket”. The main areas of focus include connecting with fans, promoting work, creating music, earning revenue as an artist, and getting inspiration. Each of these areas is packed with advice from the Spotify for Artists team, professionals in the industry, and advice from musical superstars including Olivia Rodrigo, A$AP Ferg, Phoebe Bridgers and more. – READ MORE
How Asian–Canadian Artists Are Incorporating Their Heritage Into Their Music It may not be an inherent duty to display one’s heritage in one’s music, but the musicians interviewed have all found ways of addressing their Asianness, whether that’s using native instruments, performing in their mother tongue, or infusing historical sounds, time signatures and keys. Some use their music as a form of self education; others use it as a way to educate their listeners. And for almost all of them, it’s helped them connect to their cultures in profound ways that, at its pinnacle, can provide healing and hope. – READ MORE
UMG Partners with music wellness app Vera for people with dementia Through a strategic, industry-first agreement, Vera app users are able to access the entire catalogue from Universal Music Group, in order to develop personalized music stations specifically designed to improve the lives of people living with dementia every day. As exclusive launch partner, UMG brings a comprehensive global music catalogue toVera users. – READ MORE
Masked Singer Orville Peck on Being Openly Gay in Country Music: ‘We’ve Always Been There’ “I’ve been out since I was little,” he says during a Zoom interview from the basement of Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theatre, a stop along the tour. “I was very lucky to grow up in a family environment where I was very protected and loved for whoever I was going to be. ”Like any good country artist, Peck writes about heartache. He sings for lost loves and men who have done him wrong. In fact, much of “Bronco” was inspired by a relationship that ended just before the pandemic. “I was very depressed and felt uninspired,” Peck explains.– READ MORE
Music Supervisors Are Making a Push For Serious Union Representation: ‘We Do Not Get the Same Workers’ Rights As Many of Our Colleagues’ The ongoing campaign to bring unionization to the world of music supervision just recently began making waves on social media. Of course, music supervisors’ job-related complaints, pertaining both to their workload and compensation, date back years, and it’s long been common knowledge that most in the sphere have rather full schedules. But this dissatisfaction looks to have reached a boiling point for some fed-up music supervisors, and a Twitter account called “Music Needs Supervision” appears to be leading the charge by firing off all manner of firmly worded tweets and hashtags. – READ MORE
Digital burnout: MMF says ‘labels and platforms must break the cycle’ Musicians feeling pressured to go viral on TikTok continue to make headlines: most recently with i-D’s ‘How virality is choking the music industry‘ piece. But this isn’t just about one platform. It’s a wider issue of musicians feeling overwhelmed by the full gamut of digital platforms they need to serve, from social media apps to music streaming services. At least this challenge is being talked about openly. Music Ally’s ‘digital burnout’ piece in January “struck a chord with music managers” according to management body the MMF, which proceeded to hold several roundtables with its membership to canvass their views on the pressures facing artists. – READ MORE
Music Marketplace Beatstars Has Paid Out $200M To Creators To Date Abe Batshon tells MBW that BeatStars is hoping to pay out close to $100 million this year and that the company has “plans to grow those earnings exponentially over the next 5 years with new innovative business models and global accessibility”. The platform, founded in 2009, announced in July 2020 that it had paid out $85 million up until that date to its creators since it launched. BeatStars, which has been the source of samples for hits like Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road, Card B’s Up, and Drake’s Lemmon Pepper Freestyle, reports to have 3 million active members in over 100 countries. – READ MORE
Music Management-Tools Startup IndieFlow Raises $4m Funding IndieFlow was founded in 2020 as a startup developing tools to help independent musicians manage their businesses. Now it has raised a $4m funding round to continue growing. The funding came from investors including State of Mind Ventures, Oryzn Capital and TechStars for a platform billing itself as ‘Shopify for Musicians’. Not that it’s just about merch and shopping: IndieFlow has built tools for musicians to manage projects, sync calendars with their team, plan releases and ping files back and forth, while also offering distribution, publishing administration and other features for managing live bookings, promotions and playlist pitching.– READ MORE
MEMBER OF THE WEEK
Isla Noir is a multi-instrumentalist who weaves a soulful performance of crystal vocals and moving piano melodies within a dark/dream pop landscape.
Her title EP single “Hawkmen” was synced in Spike Lee’s Netflix series “She’s Gotta Have It.” as well as the instrumental featuring on Australian fashion brand “Decjuba” TVC. With a voice as sweet as honey and Eurasian heritage, she commands a soulful yet strong presence, both on and off the stage.
Aside from writing and producing dark pop, she scored for horror film “Screaming At Stars”, which is currently playing at the Chicago international film festival, and won best film at the Hollywood Screenings Film Festival.
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to include an upcoming application or funding deadline.
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
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.
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