We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our members, staff and Board of Directors who attended last nights Annual General Meeting. It was a great chance to reflect on the hard work done in 2021 and look forward to an even busier year ahead.

We also had the opportunity to reveal the results of the Board of Directors election, with Brittany Ayton, Howard Redekopp and Dan Turcotte being re-elected, and G-Luve, Francis Arevalo and Nimkish being newly elected! Congratulations to each of you – and a special thank you to all the candidates.

We would like to give a sincere thanks to our outgoing Directors: Catherine Runnals, Kristina Lao, Kathryn Calder, Brandon Fletcher, Christine Hunter and Colin McTaggart for their time and expertise serving on the board this year.


We can’t wait for Mauvey to debut at M For Montreal later this month in the heart of Old Montreal. Mauvey performs alongside other emerging Canadian acts on November 19th. Going to be in Montreal? Stay tuned for more information on how you can get into the showcase.

Founded in 2006, M for Montreal is now recognized as Quebec’s most important initiative for indie music exports. Renowned for its showcase festival and international conference in November as well as for its recurring satellite events in the main music markets around the world, M for Montreal orchestrates pivotal windows of opportunity for artists as well as essential business development rendez-vous for the local and international music industry

Thank you to FACTOR and the Government of Canada, Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia for their support in this iniative.



We’re heading to Toronto on Monday, Nov 15th to showcase two BC artists alongside acts from across Canada in a new collaborative initiative called “Come Together”. Joining artists from Alberta Music, Sask Music, Manitoba Music, Music Nova Scotia and Music Ontario will be Teon Gibbs and Mauvey.

Are you or someone you know a member of the Toronto music industry and interested in attending? Email us at for more information.



The City of Surrey is embarking on the development of a Music Cities Strategy! As one of BC’s fastest growing metropolitan centres, Surrey has a diverse community of musicians, music businesses, industry workers and fans.

Right now the City of Surrey is looking for artists and businesses based there to add to a growing directory. These directories will be launched as free resources that connect members of Surrey’s music community. They will provide direct access to Surrey-based musicians, event producers, not-for-profit organizations, venues and music-related businesses.

Learn more about this important project in the growth of our sector in the region!



We would like to thank our friends at the CLMA for this comprehensive page for fans, industry, and artists as COVID-19 restrictions shift and change across the country – populated by their staff and members.

If you are aware of errors or omissions in the information provided, please contact Melanie Brulée with updates.



Treefort Music Festival is an annual event that takes place in the heart of Boise, ID. This March we are excited to be returning to Treefort along with a contingent of BC artists. Interested in being considered to perform this March? Submissions for Treefort 2022 close on December 5th, 2021.


Applications are open now for scholarships to attend the Folk Alliance International Conference. Scholarships cover 50-100% of conference registration. Members of Folk Alliance International who are first time attendees and fully vaccinated are welcome to apply until November 17th.


Music BC Industry Association is seeking office mates at 196 W 3rd Ave. We are a small team with three full-time + two part-time staff who have respectfully been working in an open-office environment for many years. Our ideal office mate(s) would be other like-minded individuals, companies or organizations in the arts and culture space with a passion for music and live events.


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Amazon Music For Artists Adds New Release Pitch Tool
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Spotify Quietly Sells Two-Thirds of Its Distrokid Stake for $167 Million
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Youtube’s Ads Business Is Now Bigger Than The Entire Global Record Business
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First Up With RBCxMusic Opens Applications, Providing Canadian Artists With A Platform For Exposure, Funding, Mentorship & Skills Development
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