We’re excited to present a brand new component to our career development toolkit for artists and industry! Jumpstart Foundations is an on-demand video series presented by industry professionals and specialists.
Throughout Summer and Fall 2022 we’ll be releasing short and concise video modules in areas such as Music Marketing, Funding, Creative Resumes, Professionalism and Project Management – all offered at no cost to the viewer.
Watch: Music Marketing 101 for Artists – Presented by Jeff Ojeda
This session will offer an introduction to key strategies for artists and new music entrepreneurs to use in supporting their creative project.
Professionalism in the Music Industry – Presented by Kristina Lao
This session will walk through the necessary steps to lay a solid foundation for a start in the music business, including how to tailor your resume to highlight your creative experience and properly articulate your goals.
Register for free now and watch the first two modules in Jumpstart Foundations. Log on to foundations.musicbc.org to get started.
Have any feedback on the modules or this new program? Share your thoughts by completing this short survey.
Thank you to Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia, FACTOR and the Government of Canada for their support in this new program!
Tickets are now available for the final edition of this year’s Let’s Hear It! Live emerging artist showcases. On July 28th we’re celebrating PRIDE in partnership with BYE FELICIA. This one-of-a-kind event will combine Drag, dance and live music into one incredible evening outdoors on Numbers Cabaret’s back patio!
w/ Special Guest Hosts Mathew V and Alma Bitches
Featuring Music By:
Xana, AHSIA and Ari James
with beats by G-Luve
Drag Performances By:
Alma Bitches, Mx Bukuru, Ruby Starlight, Batty Banks, Amy Grindhouse, Kara Juku
Thank you to Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia, FACTOR and the Government of Canada for their support in this program.
Apply now to play a short set at the VIFF AMP Music in Film Summit (Oct. 6–8, 2022) and will have an opportunity to receive feedback and learn more about songwriting for film and television and gain valuable insight into placing music in visual media. Selected artists should take careful consideration of their song choice for this opportunity, with sync compatibility at top of mind.
Applications close July 31st at 5:00PM (PDT).
Thank you to Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia, FACTOR and the Government of Canada for their support in this initiative.
Last week the 15 participants for the inaugural year of ARC were announced! Join us in congratulating Nicky MacKenzie, Desirée Dawson, Mikey Jose, Kimmortal, Zoey Leven, Post-Modern Connection, JJ Adrian, Glass Forest, Matt Storm, Missy D, Nimkish, Lush Fleece, Bridal Party, DACEY and Serena Sun.
VIFF AMP SUMMIT APPLICATIONS OPEN In addition to Music BC’s VIFF SOUNDOFF Showcase, Songwriters, composers, music supervisors, managers, and filmmakers are invited to apply to take part in the Amp Music in Film Summit, October 6 – 8, 2022, in Vancouver. The summit explores every aspect of music in visual media, from composition to song placement for film, television, advertising and video games. Applications close July 31st at 5:00PM (PDT)LEARN MORE
UNISON FUND NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS We are thrilled to share that the Unison Fund is now distributing funding to support Live Music Workers Fund. The fund is designed to help independent, self-employed live music performance workers sustain their career amid challenges caused by the pandemic. Thank you to the Government of Canada for committing funding to help support the reestablishment of the Canadian live music industry. Visit www.unisonfund.ca to apply now for a one-time payment of $2500. LEARN MORE
FOLK ALLIANCE OFFICIAL SHOWCASE APPLICATIONS Apply for the opportunity to perform at an official showcase at Folk Alliance International in 2023. The festival will be returning to Kansas City, MO with performances by hundreds of artists who define their music as Folk, Americana, Roots, Blues and various other fusions and styles. Applications for official showcasing close on July 18th, 2022.LEARN MORE
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS IN BREAKING DOWN RACIAL BARRIERS “NEXT STEPS” SERIES With the goal of increasing understanding of equity via the conduits of diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, anti-oppression and belonging in the Canadian music industry, this 10-part workshop series will feature subject experts & professionals from specific sectors of the Canadian music industry paired with EDI specialists to discuss and develop ACTIONABLE solutions and recommendations for staff and leadership of companies and organizations.
Khanvict wins the Prism Prize 2022 Audience Award The Prism Prize recognizes outstanding achievement in Canadian music video production and has been active since 2012. The grand prize award winner receives $20,000 and is selected by a jury of over 130 music and visual arts industry professionals. This year’s winner was Toronto rapper Mustafa for the video for the song Ali which commemorates the artist’s late friend Ali Rizeig who lost his life at age 18 in a 2017 shooting in the Regent Park neighbourhood.– READ MORE
BandsInTown Extends Assistance To Independent Venues Live music discovery platform Bandsintown is looking to boost independent venues across North America through a partnership with the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA). Bandsintown has announced exclusive access to its revamped Promoter platform for NIVA members, along with a $100,000 investment of marketing support for indie venues to help them sell out shows more efficiently and rebuild communities across the nation following the challenges of the pandemic and the current cost-of-living surge.– READ MORE
Here’s How the Music Industry Can Help Fight Climate Change According to a recent study, 82% of music fans are concerned about climate change, and expect the music industry to do more. Gen Z — the most coveted demo — are legitimately worried about their futures. For them, culture, politics, social justice, and consumer spending are all intertwined. When it comes to climate change, they’re universally insisting we do more. – READ MORE
Canada Extends Copyright to ‘Life Plus 70,’ Adding 20 Years Prompted by the Canada-United State-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), the extension brings Canada in line with the term of protection granted by major trading partners such as the US and the EU. Royal Assent was granted on June 23 to legislation extending the term of protection for copyright works in Canada to the life of the author plus 70 years. Previously, the term of protection for copyright in Canada was the life of the author plus 50 years. – READ MORE
Streaming Bill Could Mean Justin Bieber Hits Don’t Count As ‘Canadian’ On Spotify Are Justin Bieber’s songs Canadian enough for the government’s online streaming bill? Spotify, the world’s biggest streaming platform, where Bieber’s hits have been listened to millions of times, has doubts. It says songs by the 28-year-old Ontario-born singer-songwriter and other well-known Canadian artists may not be counted as officially Canadian under Bill C-11, which is now moving through Parliament. The bill aims to update the Broadcasting Act to bring streaming platforms under the same rules as traditional broadcasters, including requiring them to promote Canadian content. – READ MORE
When Will TikTok Start Paying The Music Industry ‘Properly’? Music Business Worldwide sources suggest that TikTok’s deals with rightsholders are currently ‘buy-outs’ rather than ‘revenue share’ deals – i.e. the platform pays a lump sum upfront to license music for a set period, rather than paying a revenue share based on each artist/label’s popularity on its platform. With TikTok’s revenues expected to triple to $12 billion in 2022, concerns are growing amongst music companies that TikTok could soon get “too big and too powerful” to force into an agreement that sees it “pay music rightsholders properly”. – READ MORE
How Sync Licensing Helped Musicians Thrive When Live Music Was Paused Crowd-based live entertainment is returning to form after COVID-19 lockdown restrictions inflicted unprecedented damage upon artists and others. Digital Music News sat down with three music industry professionals to discuss the role that sync licensing income played when concerts and festivals were paused. COVID-19 closures and large-gathering bans affected the entirety of the entertainment, leisure, and hospitality industries, but it’s easy to argue that the music space was hit hardest of all. Overnight, a collection of varying (but universally stringent) rules prevented most every artist from performing before physical audiences. – READ MORE
How Long Waits, Costly Materials & High Demand Are Changing What’s On Your Turntable When sales of compact discs overtook records in the late 1980s, it looked as if the era of the vinyl record was coming to an end. By the early 1990s, vinyl production had all but ceased. Plants either closed or made the transition to CD production. Yet in recent years – even before the pandemic – vinyl records have become increasingly difficult to obtain. Despite the opening of new record pressing plants (as well as existing plants ramping up capacity), supply shortages and extremely long wait times for product delivery have become commonplace; vinyl pressing orders routinely have a lead time of 9-12 months. – READ MORE
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Matt Stern is an award-winning Canadian singer/songwriter who is known for his uniquely uplifting spirit, soothing voice, and for promoting diversity, body positivity, and community connection. He sings in English, French, Spanish and Japanese and his music has been featured on CBC, Radio-Canada, Queerty.com, Victoria Buzz, Mtl Blog and Exclaim! while his original music videos have garnered awards at the LA Film Awards, Victoria Film Festival and KASHISH Film Festival in Mumbai. He has been a featured performer at POP Montreal, Canadian Music Week, Campbell Bay Music Festival, Coup de cœur francophone, Enoshima Music Festival in Japan and M Comme Musique in France. He released his first full-length French album in early 2022 and was just nominated for a 2022 Western Canadian Music Award.
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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