As part of our full-day of Indigenous led programming on June 25th at Fortune, Mental Wealth III is presented in partnership with Blueprint and Talking Stick Festival and hosted at Fortune Sound Club. The roundtable conversation aims to help de-stigmatize mental health issues while highlighting different approaches to true wellness, focusing specifically on experiences from Indigenous voices. RSVP now to attend this FREE afternoon of engaged discussions.
Speakers: Joe Buffalo – Joe Dion Buffalo is from Samson Cree Nation Maskwacis, Alberta. He’s an actor and professional skateboarder. He attended residential school for a period of five years and has overcame his addiction through the help of skateboarding and his non profit called Nations Skate Youth.
Mamarudegyal MTHC – a professional Hip Hop & R&B Artist and Founder of Indigenous Hip Hop & Multimedia Group “Rudegang Entertainment”; Based in Burnaby, BC. She has made quite a name for herself and has the BC Hip Hop scene.
KeAloha – Music is a vessel for KeAloha to build relationships with her diverse lineages as a mixed-Indigenous femme with chronic illness disability. KeAloha is committed to shaping her career and building community through reciprocity for the people and music-cultures who inspire her, and for the communities and lands where she finds home.
Join us on June 25th after the panels for Let’s Hear It! Live. We’re back for the 3rd emerging artist showcase in this 4-part live concert series spotlighting new and emerging talent from diverse communities around BC.
Curated in partnership with Talking Stick Festival, this showcase celebrates new and thriving voices in music with this special artist showcase at Fortune Sound Club – Hosted by JB The First Lady.
Let’s Hear It! Live – Uplifting Indigenous Artists
Presented in partnership with Talking Stick Festival
Featuring Eros Taylor, Caitlin Goulet and Eagle Ex Machina
w/ Special Guest JB The First Lady
7:00PM – 10:00PM @ Fortune Sound Club
Thank you to Talking Stick Festival, Fortune, Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia, FACTOR and the Government of Canada for their support in this program.
Monstercat Compound is an annual free block party in the heart of Railtown presented in partnership with Blueprint and Westwood Recordings. One of Vancouver’s premiere community events each summer featuring some of BC’s top acts in Electronic Music.
In partnership with Monstercat Compound, Music BC invites emerging electronic artists based in BC to apply for a chance to perform on the Compound stage this summer.
Deadline for submission: June 30th, 2022 (11:59 PST)
We are thrilled to announce more of our ARC program faculty that will be helping guide this year’s participants over the summer! Stay tuned for more important announcements from ARC this month. Don’t miss any updates from ARC by following @arcprogram_bc or subscribing to the ARC mailing list.
Elisa Pangsaeng is a Canadian producer, songwriter, educator, recording, mixing, mastering engineer and all-around studio rat. Her deep love of music and technical obsession collided here. Hard work and dedication has since earned Elisa a reputation as a talented and highly skilled engineer, working out of studios such as Van Howes, Hipposonic, and Monarch Studios in Vancouver, BC.
Negele Hospedales develops, formats, and scales brilliant campaigns with his clients and brings them to life in modern and exciting ways that captivate existing audiences and identify new opportunities. He has worked with Universal Music Group in the UK and the USA to develop digital strategies for developmental artists and collective brand strategies for imprints and sub-labels.
Producer/ Singer- Songwriter, engineer from Toronto, Canada, MYYA is known in Toronto for competing in “Battle of the Beat Makers”. Graduated from “The Remix Project” a music development program that has given rise to stars such as Jessie Reyes, Grammy nominated producer “Boi1da” and more. Was enrolled in the “Women In The Studio” program with the Canadian Music Publishers Association.
Sleepy Tom, is a Canadian music producer and DJ. He released his first EP, The Currency, via Brooklyn-based tastemaker label, Fool’s Gold Records, in March of 2013. Subsequently, he delivered supercharged dance music through influential imprints like Mad Decent and Spinnin Records, and performed high-profile sets at prestigious events like the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) and Made in America.
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.REGISTER
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.
Musicians Are Suffering on TikTok. Do They Have a Choice? In the first half of 2022, an ensemble of artists voiced complaints about a phenomenon as old as time: Their labels and marketing teams, desperate to push new music, were insisting they appear in media. The difference, this time, is that the core of these disputes rested not on an individual but a platform. TikTok, they said, was ruining them. – READ MORE
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts announces 25th anniversary season Legendary folk singer Buffy Sainte-Marie will kick-off the season on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. Since her 1964 debut It’s My Way! introduced the Indigenous musician to audiences, her music and message has been unwavering in its support for equal rights, environmentalism and pacifism. Her song Universal Soldier still remains razor-sharp in its anti-war expression. Sainte-Marie is a vital creator still reaching new audiences as her 2015 Polaris Music Prize win made clear. – READ MORE
B.C. Country Music Association Announces The 2022 BCCMA Winners The winners of the 45th Annual B.C. Country Music Awards (BCCMA) were announced on Sunday night at the Vogue Theatre. The non-profit British Columbia Country Music Association formed in 1975. The Canadian artist organization works towards promoting, developing and exposing British Columbia country music. The BCCMA works locally, nationally and internationally. The BCCMA Awards is the flagship event of the association.– READ MORE
Canadian Music Festivals Remember the Standout Performances That Defined Them There are so many long-running music festivals all over Canada, and none of them would be possible without the dedicated teams of staff and volunteers who put in the effort year after year. Some of the people behind the country’s best festivals — and, in a few cases, notable past artists — shared the performances that make all the hard work worth it. – READ MORE
Arcade Fire, Backxwash, the Weeknd and more make the 2022 Polaris Music Prize long list The 2022 Polaris Music Prize long list is here. As with previous years of the award, which annually honours the best Canadian album of the year, the Polaris long list features 40 albums that were selected by a panel of 197 Canadian jurors (which includes many CBC Music producers). In total, 223 albums were considered this year. The Polaris Music Prize top 10 short list will be announced on July 14 as part of a two-hour special during Drive on CBC Music.
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TuneCore Overhauls Pricing To Offer Unlimited Music Distribution For A Single Annual Fee TuneCore has historically charged artists under a price per-upload model, most recently at USD $9.99 per single, and $29.99 per album. Now, with its ‘Unlimited Release’ plans, that’s all changed – bringing TuneCore closer in its pricing structure to rivals such as DistroKid. Discussing TuneCore’s newly-overhauled pricing structure, Andreea Gleeson said: “We’ve spent a year speaking directly to artists and labels about how we can make our service better for them. – READ MORE
Spotify Is Aiming For $100 Billion In Annual Revenue — But Does It Plan On Charging Artists To Get There? Ek voiced his decidedly ambitious vision for Spotify’s long-term revenue potential during the recently held Investor Day 2022. After Spotify stock (NYSE: SPOT) plummeted, Ek indicated off the bat that his business hadn’t “done a very good job of explaining” its purported evolution in recent years. Then, after attempting to communicate the specifics of this development – covering everything from the countries in which Spotify operates to the non-music audio entertainment that users can now access – Ek concluded by expressing his rosy outlook for Spotify’s revenue during the approaching decade. – READ MORE
What Is Dolby Atmos Music? – How the 3D Music Tech Works Dolby Atmos enables sound engineers to reproduce a fully 3D soundfield that includes height information. This information is what enables Dolby Atmos music to feel as if it is coming at you or surrounding you as you listen. The Dolby Atmos format itself isn’t dependent on having a specific setup either, so a wide variety of devices can playback Dolby Atmos audio. As a musician, you may be wondering how Dolby Atmos tracks are configured and how you can create 3D music for your fans to enjoy. Let’s take a look at how Atmos tracks are arranged to create the three dimensional sound. – READ MORE
MEMBER OF THE WEEK
Matt Storm is a singer-songwriter from Vancouver B.C. As a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Matt produces and records all his own work at East Vancouver’s Orchid Studios. When he’s not creating his own tunes, he is hard at work helping other local artists realize their sonic vision as Orchid Studios house engineer. His sound can be described as a indie soul, playing on classic references such as Bill Withers and Donny Hathaway, intertwined with new sounds like Emily King, Nick Hakim and Ray LaMontagne. Drawing on life experience and introspection, his songwriting searches for meaning through melancholy, and hopes to define love through vulnerability.
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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