Please note our office will be closed from December 23rd – December 31st
for the holidays.
ARTIST & BUSINESS TRAVEL GRANTS NOW OPEN
Music BC’s Travel Grant Program is now accepting applications (both artist and business travel) for our first deadline of 2022. Please note that Music BC will be announcing further deadlines for 2022 in the coming months as international travel restrictions and protocols become more clear.
BC-based artists or music professionals are invited to fill in their application for one of the following program categories:
Showcase Domestic & International
Tour Domestic & International
Applications from all genders, ages, cultural backgrounds, ethnicities and other measures of diversity are highly encouraged. Artist selections will be made in partnership with festival or conference curators, and Music BC industry representatives or jurors.
This is your last chance to submit an application to participate in a virtual trade mission to connect with South Asian Music Industry representatives. This is a rare and valuable chance for industry professionals to build relationships with music companies in the South Asian market. The deadline to submit is December 12th, 2021 and is open to Canadian music companies and music business professionals.
Applications for Let’s Hear It! Live – Music BC’s regional concert series and emerging artist showcase – are open. The series will offer a unique chance for emerging artists from British Columbia to connect with fans and members of the music industry.
Applications from all genders, ages, cultural backgrounds, ethnicities and other measures of diversity are highly encouraged, with three different artists being selected by a jury of local industry representatives for each showcase.
Applications accepted on a rolling deadline. Thank you to Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia, FACTOR and the Government of Canada for their ongoing support in this initiative.
After two years of research and community input, a Music Strategy and Action Plan for Central Okanagan has been created to help guide the local music industry towards a more accessible, collaborative, diverse and inclusive future.
Initiated in the fall of 2019, the Central Okanagan Music Strategy (COMS) is a community-led initiative for the communities of Lake Country, Kelowna, West Kelowna, Westbank First Nations and Peachland.
Within the Strategy is information on the next steps, implementation, and the short and medium term priorities with priority one being to set up a “Music Action Committee” (MAC) along with a local advisory group.
It’s time to give back this holiday season. Donate your winter clothing and non-perishable food items to our Holiday Drive! All items will be donated to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre and Union Gospel Mission. Drop off will be accepted until December 17th at 4PM.
Email us at email@example.com to organize a drop off during our office hours, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, at 201B 196 West 3rd Ave.
Music BC is seeking creative professionals and music industry representatives to join our juror roster for 2022. Our jurors will provide insight and feedback for programs such as Music BC Travel Grants Grants, local concert and showcase opportunities, micro-grant programs and alike.
We are committed to providing a jury that reflects the diversity of our province and the creative industry – including gender identity, sexuality, heritage, age, ethnicity, religious background, region, accessibility and socio-economic status.
APPLY TO PLAY THING FESTIVAL
THING Festival returns to Port Townsend, WA this August and we are opening up applications for a selection of BC artists to perform on stage! This partnership is part of Music BC’s commitment to providing BC artists with opportunities to grow their footprint within the Pacific Northwest, and perform for new audiences around the region. Applications are open until December 16th, 2021.
INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE APPLICATIONS: ARTIST & BUSINESS
We are now accepting artist applications for upcoming International showcase opportunities. Applications are accepted on a rolling deadline, but artists and their teams are encouraged to apply as soon as they are able. BC-based export-ready artists or music professionals are invited to apply as part of an international conference delegation.
The Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference Announced Actsafe partners with B.C.’s arts and entertainment industries to keep workers safe. This year’s Actsafe Entertainment Safety Conference is February 25-26, 2022, covering COVID-19 safety, crowd safety management, firearms safety, mental health, and much more. Early bird registration ends January 10, 2022. –READ MORE
ECMA and BreakOut West Present: East Meets West Showcase ECMA and BreakOut West (BOW) are excited to partner together to present the fourth edition of the “East Meets West” collaborative initiative at the 34th annual celebration of the East Coast Music Awards: Festival and Conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick from May 4-8, 2022. – READ MORE
Music’s Listening Share Has Declined 8% Since 2014, Thanks to Podcasts and Other Spoken-Word Audio This and other noteworthy details about non-music audio entertainment emerged in a recently published study on listening habits. Organizers interviewed 4,054 individuals (age 13 and up) as part of an overarching listening-habits study, and 1,000 interviews (of respondents age 18 and up) were conducted among those who listen to spoken word audio at least once per month. – READ MORE
Spotify for Artists Platform Made Available In 16 Additional Languages Spotify adds its “vision” is for a music industry where “all artists across the world have access to data and tools that help them build their fanbases and grow their careers”. The update now enables Brazilian Portuguese, Canadian French, Czech, Dutch, European French, European Spanish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Polish, Spanish for Latin America, Swedish, and Turkish.– READ MORE
Independent Labels, Artists Have An Even Bigger Share Of The Market Than You Thought At the start of this year MIDiA fielded a large-scale, global survey of independent labels, collecting billions of dollars’ worth of revenue figures. We think that it is the most comprehensive survey of the independent sector done yet. – READ MORE
Deadmau5 and Richie Hawtin’s Pixelynx Gaming Platform Raises $4.5 Million In Seed Investment Pixelynx is the gaming venture from Joel Zimmerman (aka deadmau5) and Richie Hawtin (who we spoke to about AI-created music in April) – and it’s been making positive noises since it launched earlier this year about helping artists “digitise their brands into collectible goods for use in gaming and virtual worlds”. – READ MORE
TikTok Adds Creator Monetization Features, Including Tips & Video Gifts While already, the short-form video platform allowed creators to accept virtual gifts from fans during TikTok LIVE videos, a set of new features will allow creators to accept payments and gifts when they’re not livestreaming through the addition of Tips and Video Gifts. These features are rolling out alongside a new “Creator Next” portal, which organizes all TikTok’s monetization opportunities in one place.– READ MORE
Live Nation Closes $415 Million Acquisition Of Giant Latin American Promoter OCESA Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s largest live-entertainment company, has closed its long-in-the works acquisition of a 51% controlling interest in OCESA Entretenimiento, a leading promoter in Latin America. The aggregate purchase price was MXN $8,835 million (around U.S. $415 million), 7% of which will be held back and retained by Live Nation to cover operating losses, if any, for a period of time following closing – READ MORE
MEMBER OF THE WEEK
Jonny Tobin is a GRAMMY-nominated, multi award-winning keys player, producer, and beatmaker based in Canada. His tunes have been transmitted through the underground radio waves all over the world, and his keys and production have graced tracks from independent artists like NYC-based Sarah Kang to acclaimed electronic producer Trian Kayhatu to breakout hip-hop artist D. Smoke.
Jonny’s original music is inspired by the sounds and feelings of hip-hop, electronic music, Saturday morning cartoon/cereal combos, pixelated 90’s video games, and 3AM drives. It’s familiar, funky, and futuristic – giving a sense of deja vu while crafting a forward-thinking and trippy sound.
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to include an upcoming application or funding deadline.
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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