Thank you to our members, staff and Board of Directors who attended last nights Annual General Meeting. We are proud to reflect on the hard word done in 2022 and look forward to an even better 2023.
We also had the opportunity to reveal the results of the Board of Directors election, with Nate Sabine and Teon Gibbs being re-elected, and Jeff Ojeda, Ashley Sperling, Navreet Dhaliwal, and Saralyn Purdie being newly elected! Congrats to our new and re-elected board members and a special thank you to all of the candidates.
We would like to give a sincere thanks to our outgoing Directors: Dawn Pemberton, Margaux Hennebery, Francis Arevalo and Rachel Cragg for their time and expertise serving on the board.
UK & EUROPEAN BOOKING & TOURING EXPLAINED
Joy Warmann offers her expertise in our latest Jumpstart Foundations on-demand video module, UK & European Booking & Touring Explained.
This module will introduce some of the key strategies to employ when embarking on your first UK or European tour. What are UK and EU tastemakers and industry professionals really looking for? Joy will introduce strategies, timelines, key metrics and valuable market insights to help inform Canadian artists and music professionals ready to start breaking into the UK. The module will also cover which gatekeepers and major stakeholdeers exist and how to pitch yourself or your artists effectively.
Discover this new module designed for new and emerging artists, managers or music professionals, and other free and on-demand video modules at foundations.musicbc.org
Thank you to Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia, FACTOR and the Government of Canada for helping make this series possible.
Treefort Music Festival is an annual event that takes place in the heart of Boise, ID. This March we are thrilled to be returning to Treefort as it celebrates 11 years as one of the PNW’s most sonically diverse events!
Artist applications for are open for those Interested in being considered to perform. Follow the link below to sign-up for Treefort Festival’s free submission platform. Applications close on November 19th 2022.
Thank you to Creative BC and The Province of British Columbia for their support in our partnership with Treefort Festival.
On Monday November 15th, BC’s Nicky MacKenzie and IAMTHELIVING will be joining a lineup of emerging acts from across Canada for the second annual Come Together showcase in Toronto, ON. Come Together is an initiative launched in 2021 by the Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations, with support from the Canadian Independent Music Association in an effort to help bridge the gap between Toronto industry and the rest of Canada’s artists and music companies. Over two days, 12 artists and managers will partake in networking events and business-to-business meetings with Toronto agents, labels, publishers and alike, followed by two private industry showcases.
Are you or someone you know a member of the Toronto music industry and interested in attending? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
APPLY NOW TO THE GREAT ESCAPE The Great Escape welcomes artists from every genre across the globe to apply for a chance to play at the world’s most renowned festival for breaking new talent. The event happens annually in beautiful Brighton, where 450+ acts will be filling over 30 venues. Export ready artists from BC are encourage to apply as soon as possible. Deadline for submission is February 15th, 2023.APPLY NOW
WOMEN IN MUSIC CANADA ENTREPRENEUR ACCELERATOR Women in Music is launching the third annual Entrepreneur Accelerator program, focused on supporting the next wave of female and gender diverse Canadian music industry leaders. After our successful first, Ontario based year, and a second year extended to National, we are excited to take the program to a new level yet again. Deadline for submission is November 14th. APPLY NOW
CBC Radio 3 Is No Longer Available on SiriusXM CBC Radio 3 is officially no longer available on SiriusXM satellite radio. As of October 1, programming changes mean that the channel (162) is no longer being carried, as well as CBC Country (channel 171), ICI Musique Franco-Country (channel 166) and ICI Musique Chansons (channel 163). Toronto indie label Telephone Explosion pointed out the change on Twitter, writing that this would have “a massive affect [sic] on independent music in this country.” The station was launched on Sirius in December 2005, following the CRTC’s approval of satellite radio that summer. In 2009, CBC Radio 3 started playing 100 percent Canadian content. – READ MORE
MLC Says Nearly $700MM In Royalties Distributed to Date to Members The MLC’s current match rate for all royalties processed through September’s royalty distribution is 89%. The MLC’s initial match rates for newly reported usage has exceeded 85% for six straight months. The group now has more than 22,000 members and has added more than 6,000 new members in 2022 alone. The MLC has received more than 17 million works registrations to date and has processed more than 98% of those registrations. So far, the collective has completed 19 monthly royalty distributions, and each has been completed on time or early. – READ MORE
Record Industry Clamps Down On AI-Based Music Extractors That Infringe On Copyrights In a bid to weed out copyright infringement in the music industry, record labels in the US are now targeting artificial intelligence-based music extractors and mixers online. Record label body the RIAA, which has over 1,600 member labels including the three majors, lodged its 2022 Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy on October 7 with the United States Trade Representative. The RIAA added AI-based extractors and mixers that allegedly copy the vocals, instrumentals or other portions of a sound recording and generate remixes “to be very similar to or almost as good as reference tracks by selected, well known sound recording artists”. – READ MORE
Pinterest ups music activities with WMG, Merlin and BMG Of all the social media platforms, Pinterest might be the one most under the radar for the music industry. People do use this ‘visual discovery engine’ for musical purposes, but historically, music hasn’t really been that high in its priorities for new features. Now there are some more music partners: Warner Music Group (including publisher Warner Chappell), Merlin and BMG. That means Pinterest users will now have commercial as well as production music available to use in their videos. The news came alongside new back-end partnerships for Pinterest with music companies 7digital and Rumblefish. – READ MORE
The live music industry is in big trouble. Here’s why. A British band called Yard Act was at Stansted Airport waiting to leave on a European tour when singer James Smith decided he just couldn’t carry on. When he voiced concerns, he found out that the rest of the group along with their crew felt the same. So they went home. There are more, too. What’s going on? Plenty, as it turns out. Live Nation, the world’s biggest promoter, is projecting 2023 to be a massive year for live music. After being sidelined by COVID-19 for two years, artists are making good on postponed dates from 2020 and 2021. Meanwhile, new tours are underway as the music industry tries to return to normal. The stresses have been so enormous that things seem to be coming apart at the seams. – READ MORE
TikTok’s new StemDrop gives artists a fresh chance to earn royalties TikTok has announced a new feature called StemDrop, which will provide users with the opportunity to remix a song and create their own version of the track. Since an artist’s music can be heard and used in new ways, it’s conceivably a new way for artists to increase their royalties from the platform. The idea is for artists to upload stems of their songs to the platform, where users can then remix the song to better fit their needs in their videos. Take note that “stems” doesn’t mean individual tracks (many use the term incorrectly today), but submixes of different arrangement elements of the song. For instance, the rhythm section, vocals and loops, or drums, guitars, vocals and background vocals. In other words, these are groups of tracks not the individual ones. – READ MORE
The music industry changes its tune on climate change “No Music on a Dead Planet.” Since 2019, that slogan has been a rallying cry for the music industry. But as festivals are cancelled because of wildfires, bands are forced to reroute tours because of road floodings, and large outdoor concerts become major risks for heat stroke, the music industry is starting to wake up to urgent omens. More than just a fashion statement, the sector’s eco-enthusiasm has to come with concrete, identifiable actions. They have to do it together – not just the musicians onstage, but also promoters, labels, record manufacturers, merchandisers, concert promoters and record labels. And they have to do it quickly. – READ MORE
Why Aren’t Music Royalties Paid By The Second? The music rights industry has grown used to celebrating double-digit growth in recent years. But there’s an elephant in the room: Generation Z, and how they consume content and find value in it. The next generation of consumers just does not consume audio (and visual material) in the same way that previous generations did. That’s precisely why the music industry needs to wake up – and reshape the digital remuneration system for visual and audio creators as a whole. The majority of Gen Z now treats audio discovery and consumption as an enhancement to their social platform visual creation. They do not care if the music supporting that creation is 5, 15, or 30 seconds long. – READ MORE
SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
Tissa Rahim, the Persian Powerhouse, is a West Coast musician with a 40-city North American tour under her belt. Tissa freely explores her effortless Soul/RnB sound, infusing it with traditional Persian music her family has made for generations. Since 2019, Rahim has built up an enticing catalog as a solo artist, consisting of digital releases, videos and collaborations with artists in Vancouver and beyond. Fresh off of a West Coast tour, Tissa is back in the studio recording original music, funded by Creative BC, FACTOR and Socan.
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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