Music BC is looking for a passionate individual to facilitate Music BC’s program management!
The ideal candidate is passionate about the arts and creative sectors, live music sector, industry development/education and will ultimately be an ambassador for our organization and the local music industry, adding value to its members within BC and nationally.
This is a full-time position at our Vancouver headquarters. Interested applicants can find the full job description on our website at the link below.
We are accepting applications to firstname.lastname@example.org until Thursday, December 15th at 5pm (PST).
JUNOfest submissions are now open! For three jam-packed nights, JUNOfest presented by CBC Music will showcase artists, of all genres, from across the country. Featuring over 50 artists in more than 10 venues performing for fans, media and the music industry. JUNOfest will be held in Edmonton, Alberta on March 10th-12th, 2023.
All applications must be received by December 22nd, 2022 at 11 pm ET.
JUNOfest Presented by CBC Music applications are open to solo artists and/or full bands of all genres.
WIM are very excited to launch submissions for the first ever Women in Music Canada Honours program. This program is designed to celebrate and support women and gender diverse Canadian innovators and creators who have outstanding success in their field in the eligibility year (December 2021 through December 2022 for annual based categories).
Applicants must submit interest through WIMCanada’s application form by the deadline (Monday, January 16, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET). This may be done by the prospective honouree or by another Canadian colleague.
Women in Music Canada values diversity, equity and inclusion, and welcome applications from innovators and creators from diverse backgrounds.
Co-founder and President of Midnight Agency, Grant Paley will outline some fundamental tour & booking strategies that can help new and emerging industry members make the most out of their live & streaming performance opportunities. He will also explain the role of a booking agent, the advantages of working with an agency and some key things to consider to help turn your next tour into a revenue-positive endeavour.
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.
Music BC is offering an opportunity for BC-based music professionals, companies and artists to meet 1-on-1 with one of 11 professionals with experience in an array of skills and backgrounds in the industry. Learn more and sign-up for a free consultation to give your music-related project a jumpstart!
East Coast Music Awards East Coast Music Association (ECMA) and BreakOut West are pleased to open submissions for the East Meets West collaboration initiative. These partnerships are designed to offer reciprocal business and showcasing opportunities, welcoming artists from Western Canada and around the world to East Coast Music Awards: Festival and Conference. Deadline for submission is Dec 2nd, 2022.
Canadian Association for the Performing Arts Presenting and festival organizations are invited to a special town hall on federal funding via the Canada Arts Presentation Fund and the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program. Thanks to good advocacy and a listening ear from the federal government, the live performance sector was granted exceptional recovery and reopening funding. Nov 28th at 3pm EST.
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.
BC ALLIANCE FOR ARTS + CULTURE SURVEY The BC Alliance For Arts and Culture is seeking feedback from the community. Their very short survey is aimed at determining how they can best support you and your work in the arts. The survey takes around 5 to 10 minutes to complete. The deadline for input is December 1st.
To complete the survey, please click here.
The 22 Best Canadian Albums of 2022 2022 is such a difficult year to encapsulate. At a glance, it felt free: festivals returned, venues filled and touring ramped back up. But the thrum under it all was a constant threat of illness, coupled with insurance hikes and inflation that made it “not even worth it for your average artist to get on the road anymore,” as Cadence Weapon told CBC News earlier this month.But one undeniable way to support Canadian musicians year-round is to buy and listen to their albums — and what a number of gifts they gave us to choose from this year. – READ MORE
IFPI Says ‘Music Fans Are Listening to More Music Today Than Ever Before’ – Piracy Still A Concern The IFPI has released its ‘Engaging with Music’ report for 2022, revealing how people are consuming music. The report is based on the responses of more than 44,000 people across 22 countries and is the largest music study of its kind. The study was carried out among a demographically representative sample of the online population aged 16-64 in the following territories: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, UK and USA. – READ MORE
UMG-Owned Deutsche Grammophon Launches Classical Music Streaming Service Deutsche Grammophon announces the launch of STAGE+, a classical music subscription service that offers livestreams, an impressive video archive, and new audio releases on one platform. STAGE+ will be available as a mobile, web, and TV app for subscribers, with much of its video content offered in 4K and Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res Lossless audio “virtually indistinguishable from the original studio recording.” Subscribers will receive access to UMG’s roster of world-class artists through a wide variety of content, including live premieres, long-form concert and opera programs, music videos, documentaries, and behind-the-scenes interviews. Subscribers can enjoy new audio releases and albums from the legendary Deutsche Grammophon catalogs, with all content available in the highest possible quality, including Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res. – READ MORE
Cadence Weapon Launches #MyMerch Campaign to End Venue Merch Cuts In collaboration with the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) and the Union of Musicians and Allied Workers (UMAW), Canadian rapper and all-around music industry sage Cadence Weapon has launched #MyMerch — the North American leg of the FAC’s 100% Venues campaign, which seeks to create a public database of concert venues that charge zero commissions on artists’ merchandise sales. “Even though musicians pay for their merch to be manufactured, designed and shipped, some venues and festivals still take anywhere from 20-35 percent of artist merch sales,” the artist born Rollie Pemberton wrote in his latest newsletter. “Selling merchandise is one of the primary sources of income for musicians, making merch cuts another damaging blow during a particularly challenging economic time for artists.” – READ MORE
Warner Posts $1.5BN In Calendar Q3 Revenues, Up 16% YOY; Recorded Music Streaming Revenues Grow 4.7% YOY Warner Music Group generated total revenues of USD $1.497 billion in calendar Q3 (the three months to end of September) 2022. That figure – encompassing recorded music, music publishing and other activities – was up 16% YoY at constant currency, the firm told investors on Tuesday (November 22). The music company revealed these numbers as part of its calendar Q3 (fiscal Q4) financial results. Warner Music Group‘s outgoing CEO Steve Cooper told WMG’s investors in a statement that “against the backdrop of a challenging macro environment, we once again proved music’s resilience, with new commercial opportunities emerging all the time”. – READ MORE
Over One Billion Young People Are at Risk of Hearing Loss from Listening to Loud Music, New Study Finds If you’ve been putting off investing in a good pair of earplugs for concerts, now might be a good time. A new study published by BMJ Global Health has found that over one billion young people are at risk of hearing loss from listening to loud music — both through personal listening devices and at “loud entertainment venues.” For the purposes of the study, “young people” are considered to be between 12 and 34 years old. The study found that between 23.81 percent and 48.20 percent of people in this age bracket engage in “unsafe listening habits,” which were measured by tracking the intensity and duration of their “voluntary recreational noise exposure.” – READ MORE
How Senegal’s artists are changing the system with a mic and spray paint In 2005, heavy rains flooded neighborhoods around Dakar, Senegal, forcing tens of thousands of people out of their homes. It was the worst downpour in decades and Babacar Niang, a rapper also known as Matador, witnessed the devastation. “People’s faces read worry first, then fear,” reads one line from his song, “Catastrophe.” But he couldn’t just sit there and write songs about it, he wanted to do more. In 2006, he founded Africulturban, a cultural center where young people go to create music and art. The center feeds into a large and lively hip-hop scene that is often socially conscious. – READ MORE
‘We’re Trying To Create An Ecosystem That Allows African Artists To Have Long Term Careers In Music.’ The three founders of NATIVE Records are on a mission to take the knowledge they’ve gleaned from living and working in the UK to help build up the music market back home in Nigeria. According to the trio — Seni Saraki, Teni “Teezee” Zaccheaus and Shola “Sholz” Fagbemi — artists in the country aren’t truly capitalizing on the explosion of African music worldwide yet, due to a lack of infrastructure. They are setting out to fix that, the first step of which is a newly-signed global joint venture partnership with Def Jam in the US. – READ MORE
SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
Meet David July- Vancouver’s Hip Hop Artist. Trevor Donohoe (better known by stage name David July) was born and raised in Vancouver British Columbia, and is the epitome of the Vancouver music scene. David’s genre of melodic hip hop is blasted throughout British Columbia and at just 21 years old, David has mastered the melodic hip hop genre with soothing vocals, catchy melodies, and emotional lyrics. With the release of his smash hit Want It All in May 2022 David set out to dominate the melodic hip hop world for years to come. Now with the release of his follow up single ‘Give it Up’, he has the attention of A&R’s and labels across the continent. His sold out Vancouver headline in June 2022 has made waves throughout the entire city, and his upcoming project in 2023 has the eyes of the nation on their next superstar.
After the success of his singles Everything and Break the Ice, July began making a name for himself as a genre fusing musician in the city. His release of Want it All has propelled him into an international spotlight across North America. Starting at a young age, July has built his ability to create memorable hooks and driven verses, and all the while producing powerful vocals and widely versatile material. As of November 2022 David July has over 100,000 streams on Spotify and the attention of many key industry figures.
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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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