Next week join us in Victoria, BC for the City of Victoria Music Symposium at Hermann’s Jazz Club. Music BC will be co-presenting a series of free professional development workshops and presentations for musicians and music industry professionals, with speakers and delegates from the UK.
RSVP and learn more about this rare opportunity to gain insight on the UK and European music markets, and discover the rest of the Music Symposium series here.
Next week the ARC Program travels to Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, BC. All 15 of this year’s participants will take to the ARC Stage over 3 nights of performances. As the third and final component of this year’s inaugural program, we can’t wait to see the ARC artists spotlight their incredible talent live, and celebrate all they’ve accomplished through the program for a festival audience. Join us in congratulating each of our participants on the final stage of their remarkable journey this summer!
The nightly schedule has just been released by Rifflandia, discover where and when you can catch our ARC artists live next week through the link below.
ARC Stage @ Electric Avenue – 8:00PM – Late
Nicky MacKenzie, Lush Fleece, Nimkish, Zoey Leven, Bridal Party
Glass Forest, Matt Storm, Serena Sun, Post-Modern Connection, DACEY
BreakOut West 2022 in Calgary, Alberta is only a few short weeks away! Earlier this week they released the full conference schedule and the showcase lineup for you to explore. Learn about the dozens of international speakers and delegates, and discover 60+ artists from western Canada and beyond showcasing at this year’s event.
Music BC Artist and Business Travel applications are closing soon for the last intake for 2022. 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 our final intake is September 9th, 2022 at 5:00PM (PDT).
We want to send another thank you to our partners at Blundstone Canada for helping hook-up five of our ARC participants with a fresh pair of boots! Last month the ARC participants competed for the boots during the first annual ARC Lip Sync Battle at The Retreat.
MEMBER RSVP FOR MUSIC BC AGM 2022 Music BC’s Annual General Meeting is only six weeks away. During the meeting, Music BC members will have the opportunity to help shape the Board of Directors as well as learn about our organizations vision for 2023 and beyond. This year’s AGM will be held virtually on October 26th, 2022 at 5:00PM. REGISTER NOW
MUSIC BC MEMBER SURVEY Are you a Music BC member? Each year we invite our members to have their say in shaping our programs by filling out a short survey. Once you’ve completed the survey you will be entered to win one out of two prizes from CPS Mastering. Two lucky winners will receive a free mastering service for one song from either Elisa Pangsaeng or Brock McFarlane. Thank you members for helping us provide more value and serve you better!MEMBER SURVEY
CREATIVE BC TAX CREDIT INFO SESSION FOR MUSICIANS AND COMPOSERS Are you a BC composer, a music supervisor, or an artist creating or licensing music for film and television? Join the upcoming session with Creative BC on September 21st at 12pm (PST) to learn more about the BC motion picture tax credit programs, and the eligible music-related labour expenditure.RSVP HERE
CREATIVE BC CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM OPEN – INFO SESSION REGISTRATION The Career Development program supports the economic growth and career development of emerging and established B.C. artists. Applications will be accepted until October 19, 2022, at 11:59 pm, PDT, or until funds are no longer available. Creative BC staff are available to answer questions and provide support for applicants at upcoming info sessions.LEARN MORE
JUMPSTART CAREER CONSULTATIONS Music BC is offering an opportunity for BC-based music professionals, companies and artists to meet 1-on-1 with one of 10 professionals with experience in an array of skills and backgrounds in the industry. Learn more and sign-up for a free consultation to give your music-related project a jumpstart! SIGN UP NOW
FPCC INDIGENOUS ARTS GRANTS NOW OPEN The First Peoples’ Cultural Council is now accepting applications for FPCC arts grants and programs from B.C. First Nations artists and organizations, and Indigenous residents of B.C. Several new music and art-focused grant programs for individuals, organizations, and collectives are now open, with a deadline of September 30, 2022. Scholarship and mentorship funding is also available.LEARN MORE
Canadian pop newcomer Jessia is rising to new heights Jessia’s rise to fame is a classic Cinderella story—with a modern, TikTokky twist. Last year was a particularly rough time for the Vancouver-based vocalist. She’d lost her serving job—and all of her music gigs—due to COVID. “I was eating up all my savings just to survive,” she says. Jessia was sitting in her car the day she recorded the video clip that would launch her into viral territory. “Maybe I’m not pretty, maybe I’m just fun, ’cause I got a belly, and I got a bum,” she sang, pounding out a beat on the steering wheel. Within hours, the clip had surpassed a million views on TikTok. “I thought there was a glitch in the system,” she recalls.– READ MORE
Live Nation to Introduce Reusable Cups at Venues and Festivals, a Major Step Toward ‘Zero-Waste Concerts’ Anyone who’s been to a concert knows the sound: The crunch of hundreds of plastic cups underfoot, which are used once and thrown away, creating countless acres of garbage. Live Nation Entertainment has made a move to reduce that waste at its venues and festival via a strategic investment in Turn Systems, which operates a leading reusable cup system. According to the announcement, it is “another step in the company’s goal to eliminate single-use plastics and work toward zero-waste concerts.” – READ MORE
Spotify And Fellow Music Streamers Strike Agreement With Publishers Go-Forward Royalty Rate In The U.S. [This] historic music biz battle began in 2018, when the NMPA (National Music Publishers’ Association) secured a vital ruling from the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) in the United States. Said ruling increased the headline percentage of US revenue that on-demand streamers had to pay to songwriters and publishers in the region – from 10.5% to 15.1%. –READ MORE
Women in Music Canada Welcomes Robyn Stewart as Executive Director Stewart is welcomed into the association by Chair and Founder, Samantha Slattery, who has spent the past eight years administering the non-profit organization, since its 2014 inception. Stewart will oversee all aspects of WIMC, including its various educational, career development and networking events, as well as programming, industry engagement, research and advocacy initiatives. An accomplished veteran in the Canadian cultural industries, Stewart brings with her a wealth of knowledge from all facets of event management, partnership relations, fund development and beyond.– READ MORE
Tencent Music to work with Billboard in bringing Chinese artists to the global stage Tencent Music Entertainment has forged an alliance with US music media brand Billboard to promote the development of Chinese music globally. The two companies aim to “shine a light on the diverse stories of Chinese music artists before an expansive world stage,” through an initiative called “Chinese Music Gravity Project,” TME said in a release on Wednesday (August 31), without providing further details into the said initiative. – READ MORE
TikTok is upending the music industry and Spotify may be next TikTok, owned by China’s ByteDance, is turning the music business on its head by increasingly becoming a hit-making machine. Artists can go from obscurity to global superstardom, thanks to a viral video that could be posted by a complete stranger. Even Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” reentered the charts in 2020 after a clip of a man drinking cranberry juice on a skateboard exploded on the app. Record labels, artists and creators are all trying to figure out how to profit in the new TikTok-dominated world and to make sure they’re not getting left behind. – READ MORE
Bandcamp Announces Return of ‘Bandcamp Fridays’ Bandcamp has announced that Bandcamp Fridays will make a return for its last stint of 2022 — taking place on September 2, October 7, November 4 and December 2. This is the first news of Bandcamp Fridays since the last Friday, which took place on May 6. Since May 6, the platform has not mentioned anything about the future of the Friday series. Bandcamp Fridays allow artists and labels releasing music to take back 93% of the money earned through sales, with the other 7% being used for processing fees and charges. – READ MORE
Music Distributor Sound Legends Is Shaking Up the US-Centric Distributor Model – While Creating the ‘Entry Point for International Artists’ In a quiet bow over the summer, a new player entered the crowded field of digital music distribution with a globally-focused model. Sound Legends’ global outlook is their self-touted unbeatable competitive advantage. While music distribution is arguably a mature space, Sound Legends believes that existing digital distributors remain focused on markets such as the US, owing to the higher monthly fee first-world artists are capable of paying (and receiving).
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SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
Nick Minteko is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Victoria, BC. My music is often a way for me to self soothe, or celebrate small victories. Another way to put it is that my poetry, when put in a musical context, helps me share and experience life more fully with my friends, family, and anybody really. I have lots of far reaching roots in music and composition. My musical influences, education, professional, and personal experience range across genres (including Folk, Jazz, RnB, Rock, and many more) and are contextualized by my life and love of art. I have toured across North America and Europe, written 100 songs, recorded maybe a dozen albums. I’ve done it all as a sideman and a bandleader, and I’d do it again.
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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