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 volunteer 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.
Music BC’s next round of travel grant deadlines have been announced for Artists and Businesses – including showcase, touring and business travel.
Our newest pilot program, the Business Envelope Travel Grant is open for applications! This program provides assistance to B.C.-based, for-profit music companies and entrepreneurs undertaking travel activities in support of the growth and development of their business and/or their B.C.-based artist clients. It is designed for returning grant recipients to increase funding flexibility over a 12-month period for eligible activities and expenses, supporting activities taking place between August 1, 2023 and July 31st, 2024.
The deadline for Business Envelope Travel Applications is Friday, November 3rd at 5:00 PM PST.
We also have a free, virtual informational session about ALL our travel grants coming up on October 19th, 2023.
Thursday, October 19th
6:30 pm PST – 8:30 pm PST
Online via Zoom RSVP HERE
For more information on our upcoming Travel Grant deadlines, please visit the link below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
Music BC is pleased to announce that we are partnering for the first time with MaMA Music & Convention in Paris, France!
Held in France over three days and three nights, MaMA hosts a mix of conferences, industry meet-and-greets, and concerts open to the general public, spanning Paris’ 9th and 18th arrondissements. MaMA takes over several concert venues and unique landmarks, to welcome French and international industry professionals and the general public alike.
FINAL WEEK FOR TREEFORT 2024 APPLICATIONS Calling all bands, artists, comedians, podcasters and more! Treefort is looking for artists who are taking their craft to new levels and transforming their scene – wherever that may be. Apply now for your chance to be selected to perform in Boise, Idaho for the 12th annual Treefort Fest, taking place March 20-24, 2024. BC Artists are Encouraged to Apply by: October 13th, 2023 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 THE DAWSON CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL SONGWRITER IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM The Dawson City Music Festival is excited to launch the application process for their 2024 Songwriter in Residence program. Participants are invited to spend the entire month of January in Dawson City, living in a Gold Rush-era house that includes two studio spaces. The program is a rare opportunity to discover the magic of a Northern winter and to immerse yourself into the singular culture of their town. Application Deadline: October 15th, 2023 MORE INFO
APPLY FOR THE HER MUSIC AWARDS Submissions are open for SOCAN Foundation’s HER Music Awards, presented by Bandzoogle. The HER Music Awards are designed to celebrate and support female-identified Canadian mid-career music creators who are on the verge of taking their creative careers to the next level. Application Deadline: November 15th, 2023 MORE INFO
ARC is an accelerator program highlighting, nurturing and sending into orbit the exciting, diverse voices that beat in BC 💫
Wallgrin to Perform at Iceland Airwaves 2023 ARC Artist, Wallgrin, is set to perform across the pond at Iceland Airwaves this November.
Navigating the Music Industry: Lessons From a Record Label Cofounder Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur looking to break into the music industry or someone already entrenched in this world, there are a few strategies you can use to help you navigate the industry’s complexities with a sharper business lens. – READ MORE
Why Rez Radio Matters: Leela Gilday, Mattmac, Garret T. Willie, More Indigenous-led radio stations and “rez radio” are vital community hubs and connectors — nation to nation, territory to territory, coast to coast. The network of stations is vast and diverse, as is the programming, music, and the people who make it. – READ MORE
National Independent Venue Assn. Is Not a Fan of Live Nation’s ‘On the Road Again’ Plan Live Nation’s “On the Road Again” plan, announced Tuesday, says it will deliver “tens of millions of dollars” for artists and touring crews by by providing $1,500 in gas and travel cash per show to all headliners and support acts, on top of nightly performance compensation, at venues the company owns, operates or exclusively books. –READ MORE
First There Was Streaming Music, Then AI Began Stealing Voices. Here’s Why the Head of Canada’s Largest Music Label Isn’t Worried Universal Music Canada CEO Jeffrey Remedios says the human side of artistry is what connects us — and that won’t change.– READ MORE
Does the Hollywood Writers’ Strike Deal Hold Lessons for AI Music? With the Hollywood writers’ strike finally coming to an end, the music world has plenty of reasons to breathe a sigh of relief, but a major one involves artificial intelligence. Alongside disputes over pay models, healthcare benefits, and other more traditional labor concerns, the use of AI emerged as a key point of contention in screenwriters’ 148-day standoff with major studios and streaming services. – READ MORE
How Mewo.io Plans to ‘Revolutionize’ the Sync Music Sourcing Process Using its AI-Powered Music Search Platform France-based Sync business veteran Rémi Agostini, Partner and CEO of Mewo.io, suggests, however, that the “sync business, while evolving, remains fragmented in many ways”. Mewo is a catalog management platform with an AI-assisted search engine that describes itself as the “Spotify for industry professionals”.– READ MORE
SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
Combining the natural beauty of West Coast Canada with London, England’s urban forest, Connor Roff’s luminous music embraces and showcases his dual nationality. With his deep and soulful voice, classical piano background and self-taught guitar skills, Roff has developed a distinctive style strongly influenced by artists such as Jeff Buckley, Maggie Rogers and James Blake. Connor’s songs and melodies reflect and celebrate his yoga teaching practice and passionate advocacy for the LGBT+ community. His honest and authentic songwriting induces a reflective and contemplative mood. He’s not afraid to explore the depths of both the light and the dark or combine genres such as alternative pop, folk, RnB, and even electronic. Having been a core member of the London Contemporary Voices choir, Connor naturally includes vocal layering, harmonies and soaring refrains in his music production.
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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.