Don’t forget to RSVP and attend our AGM next week!
Our 2023 Annual General Meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, October 25th, at 5:00 PM (PST) – all members are welcome to attend. 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.
RSVP for the AGM at the link below, and we’ll see you there!
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
Current Open Travel Grants:
Business Envelope Travel
Applications are open now!
Application Deadline: November 3rd, 2023 at 5:00PM (PST)
This program will be accepting applications to support initiatives that take place between August 1st, 2023, and July 31st, 2024. As this is a pilot program, future timelines will be assessed and announced in 2024. Currently, Music BC does not have plans to introduce an Artist Envelope Travel Grant.
Artist and Business Travel – Intake #1
Applications are open now!
Application Deadline: January 12th, 2024 at 5:00 PM (PST)
This deadline will be accepting applications to support initiatives that take place between October 1st, 2023, to March 31st, 2024. Please see the next intake if your activity falls after this timeframe.
Please Note: We will not be accepting applications between these windows.
Please ensure you read all program guidelines carefully at the link below before applying or reach out to email@example.com with any travel grant questions.
Music BC Travel Grants are made possible through the ongoing support of Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia.
Let your voice be heard! Our annual member survey is 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!
APPLY TO PLAY CANADA HOUSE AT SXSW 2024 CIMA is excited to announce that submissions are now open for Canada House at SXSW 2024! They will once again be in attendance for this key showcase & business development opportunity at the most influential and largest music festival & conference in North America. Canada House will once again take over Swan Dive and transform the venue into all things Canadian for two full days of showcases & business events. Application Deadline: October 27th, 2023 MORE INFO
AMPLIFY BC’S RECORD IN BC PROGRAM Amplify BC’s “Record in BC” Program is accepting applications on a rolling basis until October 31st. Record in BC attracts established out-of-province and international artists to record at B.C. studios, and with B.C. producers. This program supports applications that are submitted by the artist, or artist’s label, in collaboration with
the B.C. producer or B.C. recording studio. Application Deadline: October 31st, 2023 MORE INFO
APPLY TO PLAY LET’S HEAR IT 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. Now in its 6th year, LHI has showcased over 75 artists from across BC, helping them grow their local fanbase and industry connections. Apply now for your chance to light up the LHI stage! Application Deadline: November 3rd, 2023 MORE INFO
MUSIC BC BUSINESS ENVELOPE TRAVEL GRANT 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. This is a pilot program designed for returning grant recipients from for-profit music companies to increase funding flexibility over a 12-month period for eligible activities and expenses. Application Deadline: November 3rd, 2023 MORE INFO
WOMEN IN MUSIC CANADA LEADERSHIP ACCELERATOR OPEN This program is intended for mid-level industry professionals, in existing music companies or entrepreneurs, with a primary goal of preparing women and gender diverse music professionals for advancement to senior management and director-level opportunities. Application Deadline: November 30th, 2023 MORE INFO
10 B.C. Acts Win 2023 Western Canadian Music Awards The Western Canadian Music Artistic Awards were held at Metro Hub in downtown Kelowna on Oct. 11 at the evening opening reception for Breakout West. Breakout West is the full conference and festival which is put on by the Western Canadian Music Alliance and moves to a different location each year. – READ MORE
Where Have All the Small Concert Venues Gone? As concert ticket prices continue to skyrocket and the richest pop stars keep getting richer, small neighbourhood music venues — the places where future stars are born — have been shuttering from coast to coast.– READ MORE
Award-Winning Haisla Rappers Snotty Nose Rez Kids and Heiltsuk Muralist KC Hall Launch Season 2 of APTN’s AMPLIFY Earlier in the week, Haisla rap duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids cleaned up at the annual western Canadian Music Artistic Awards winning Rap & Hip-Hop Artist, Record and Songwriters of the Year. Tonight, Quinton “Yung Trybez” NYC and Darren “Young D” Metz appear alongside Heiltsuk muralist KC Hall in the second season launch episode of APTN’s arts and culture program AMPLIFY. –READ MORE
Universal Just Launched a Claims-Free Music Subscription Service for Content Creators With 50,000 Tracks and 200,000 Sound Effects Universal Production Music, a division of Universal Music Publishing Group has launched a new subscription music licensing service that provides content creators with claim-free music and sound effects for online videos.– READ MORE
Music Health Alliance Offers Free Open Enrolment Assistance to Music Community The MHA says its advocacy work has saved more than $120 million in healthcare costs and helped musicians secure live-saving resources for medical procedures, mental health care, senior care support, diagnostic tests, prescriptions, and more. – READ MORE
The Power of TikTok On a Tour TikTok’s impact on the music industry cannot be overstated. It’s created hits and cemented stars out of the artists that make them. And if you’ve amassed a catalog of songs, the platform is even more beneficial, because nothing trends on TikTok like a tour. – READ MORE
SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
Although she grew up in Vancouver BC, Madelyn’s heart is in the rural tales of Americana music. This duality of urban and country is ever present in her work, as she pulls inspiration from groups like I’m with Her, Joni Mitchell, and First Aid Kit and blends these sounds with lyrics about growing up in an urban centre. Praised by Americana UK as “a wonderful example of grafting new perspectives onto folk and country roots,” Madelyn’s debut album Concrete Country was released in May 2023. With haunting vocals, pedal steel, and fiddle, Concrete Country is a soundtrack for a lonesome train ride that brings you straight into a bustling downtown core. Madelyn’s lyrics are astute and earnest, creating a nostalgia for the city while exploring the challenges of urban life: gentrification, increasing cost of living, and loneliness. An ode to home that is full of love and frustration, Concrete Country is a striking, thought-provoking, and heart-warming collection for lovers of folk anywhere.
On October 13th, Madelyn released an acoustic double-single of songs “Succession” and “Helen’s” from Concrete Country. The two songs poignantly describe the evolution of Vancouver; in “Succession” the story is told through the eyes and experiences of Madelyn’s family members, and in “Helen’s” it is through her own.
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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.