Come and see what the highly anticipated ARC 2023 cohort has to offer (spoiler alert: it’s a LOT!). Enjoy up to3 nights of eclectic music by 15 artists, for only $6.00 per showcase. Follow the links below to purchase tickets for the individual showcase dates.
Let your voice be heard! Music BC’s 2023 Annual General Meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, October 25th, at 5:00 PM (PST).
During the meeting, Music BC Members will have the opportunity to help shape the Board of Directors, as well as learn about our organization’s vision for 2024 and beyond.
Members can RSVP at the link below. Interested in becoming a member? Email firstname.lastname@example.org!
We would like to invite active and enthusiastic members of the BC music industry interested in running for a seat on the Board of Directors to reach out to email@example.com for more information, and to express your intent to run.
To be eligible for consideration, a candidate must meet the following qualifications:
Be a Music BC member in good standing
Be 19 years of age or older
Believe in the mission, vision and work of the Organization
Attend 4-6 board meetings per year (currently held digitally), approx. 6-9hrs/year
Participate in at least one sub-committee (2-3 virtual meetings per year), approx. 2-3hrs/year
Must be readily available by phone and email
Support ongoing Music BC events in person whenever possible
Attend the 2023, 2024 and 2025 AGM, if possible, approx. 1.5-2hrs/year
Our board is currently made up of eleven directors which are all volunteered positions. This year there are (6) six seats to be filled (each seat is a two-year term). The deadline for Nominations is Friday, October 13th, 2023.
Nancy is a Grant Coach, Event Producer, Curator, and Community Organizer based in Vancouver, BC. They are also a talented Filmmaker and Multi-Media Artist, as well as one of Music BC’s Jumpstart Career Consultants. Nancy will be bringing their high-level experience in fundraising for artists and creative projects to this informative session, while the Music BC team guides you through the process of the application and answers attendee questions.
Register now for this free informational session, and we’ll see you there!
Thursday, October 19th
6:30 pm PST – 8:30 pm PST
Online via Zoom
Music BC Travel Grants are made possible through the ongoing support of Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia.
Music BC’s annual Let’s Hear It Fest is returning to Vancouver on March 2nd, 2024!
Let’s Hear It (LHI) is Music BC’s regional concert series and emerging artist showcase. The series offers a unique chance for artists from British Columbia to connect with fans and members of the music industry. Now in its 6th year, LHI has showcased over 75 artists from across BC, helping them grow their local fanbase and industry connections.
In the spring of 2023, Let’s Hear It underwent a transformative evolution, transitioning from a quarterly single-showcase series into a dynamic one-day festival at multiple venues throughout the Mount Pleasant Area of Vancouver, BC. We are so excited to bring the second annual Let’s Hear It Fest back to Vancouver in 2024!
Are you ready for your chance to shine on the LHI stage? Applications are open now!
Application Deadline: November 3rd, 2023 at 5:00 PM (PST)
Thank you to Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia for helping make this event possible.
INDIGENOUS BC PLAYLIST Check our Indigenous BC playlist to stream talented Indigenous artists from across the province! We invite everyone in our BC community to contribute to this growing collection of music, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions.
ROOT DWELLERS HONOURS NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH & RECONCILIATION Root Dwellers will be acknowledging the enormous importance of National Day For Truth and Reconciliation this Friday, September 29th with a showcase. They will be presenting two phenomenal Indigenous music artists at the Anza Club: Lil Smudge (Hip-Hop/R&B) and Yellow Bunny (Alternative/Hip-Hop). With hosting by Francis Baptiste, Land Acknowledgments by Elder, Randy Tait, and Catering by West Coast Bannock. MORE INFO
SOCAN FOUNDATION X TD INDIGENOUS SONGWRITER AWARD One prize of $10,000 will be offered to the award recipient. Entries submitted will be examined by a jury of prominent songwriters selected by the SOCAN Foundation. Excellence will be an overriding factor in adjudication. The jury’s decisions are final. All compositions must be submitted by applicants who are of Indigenous decent. Application Deadline: October 15th, 2023 MORE INFO
APPLY FOR CANADA COUNCIL’S CREATING, KNOWING & SHARING PROGRAM First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals, groups and organizations may apply to Creating, Knowing and Sharing (or to any other Canada Council programs) for funding for artistic and cultural activities. This program functions using a self-determined, Indigenous-centred approach. This means that it will be guided by Indigenous values and worldviews, and administered and assessed by individuals of First Nations, Inuit and Métis heritage. Application Deadline: Rolling Intake MORE INFO
NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH & RECONCILIATION RESOURCES Full Circle: First Nations Performance has shared an informative list of upcoming lunch and learns, presentations, ceremonies and workshops being held from now through to September 30th in honour of National Day for Truth & Reconciliation. MORE INFO
MUSIC BC MEMBER SURVEY Our annual member survey is now open.
Each year we invite our members to have their say in shaping our programs by filling out a short survey at the link below. Two lucky winners will receive a free mastering service for one song from either Elisa Pangsaeng or Brock McFarlane from CPS Mastering. Thank you in advance to all of our members for taking the time to help us provide more value and serve you better! MORE INFO
ARC is an accelerator program highlighting, nurturing and sending into orbit the exciting, diverse voices that beat in BC 💫
Kate Yahn Releases New Single 2023 ARC Artist, Kate Yahn has released a new single entitled “Hung Up”.
– LISTEN NOW
Submissions Are Now Open For the 2024 Juno Awards Calling all Canadian musicians! The 2024 Juno Awards submissions are officially open and you can submit nominations until the deadline on Nov. 2 at 11:59 pm ET. To be eligible for nominations, your music must be released between Sept. 1, 2022 and Nov. 2, 2023. – READ MORE
10 Truth and Reconciliation Day Events to Check out in Metro Vancouver Canada is commemorating its third Truth and Reconciliation Day on Saturday, September 30, and there are many thought-provoking events happening in Metro Vancouver to observe the federal statutory holiday. – READ MORE
Musicians Are Eyeing a Legal Shortcut to Fight AI Voice Clones As the debate around AI regulations rages on, creative industries are taking notice. Music is one of the biggest. In the past year alone, we’ve had AI covering popular songs or faking new releases, Grimes letting people use her voice for their creations, YouTube partnering with record labels to monetize AI music, and more.–READ MORE
Music Health Alliance Kicks Off Senior Healthcare Program for ‘Industry Veterans and Legacy Music Makers’ On Tuesday, Music Health Alliance (MHA), the music industry’s nonprofit healthcare resource, came together with Grammy-winner Lauren Daigle and special guests at Belmont University’s The Fisher Center for Performing Arts to address the critical healthcare needs of the music industry’s senior population.– READ MORE
Spotify CEO Says Platform Won’t Completely Ban AI Music Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has announced that he won’t completely ban AI-generated music from his platform. – READ MORE
European Music Cities Policy Guide Aims to Help Music Advocacy A new report explores the relationship between music and cities across Europe. It aims to become a “go-to resource for understanding and advocating for music as a driving force behind positive change” according to the organisations behind it: the Center for Music Ecosystems and Music Cities Network. – READ MORE
SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
Based in Vancouver, Canada, King Abdul creates danceable, head-bumping music while conveying his message; discussing topics such as love, pain, self-doubt, and the trials and tribulations of our society with the goal of healing the broken heart.
If you fail to see the greatness building before your eyes, King Abdul will ensure you experience it for yourself as he will eventually heal your heart.
Reach out to email@example.com if you would like to include an upcoming application or funding deadline.
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, Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples
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.