Music BC is excited to announce a new component to our Jumpstart series, Jumpstart Talks! We believe that fostering a stronger music community and infrastructure in BC is achieved through sharing stories and engaging in open dialogue. As a Music Industry Association, we consider education to be a cornerstone of our mission. This series not only offers artists valuable learning experiences, but also allows community leaders to witness how we can shape a brighter future for all.

Join us at any one of our upcoming Jumpstart Talks sessions to take part in an inspiring, community-driven learning environment.


Music BC Presents: Jumpstart Talks – Saturday June 17, 2023

Featuring Kardinal Offishall, moderated by Prevail

Fortune Sound Club – 147 E Pender St, Vancouver BC

Doors: 12:00pm / Chat 1:00pm-2:00pm

$20 Tickets – This event is all ages.

Venue Accessibility: This venue is not wheelchair accessible. Please contact info@musicbc.org if we can do anything to make your attendance more comfortable.

This carefully crafted discussion, led by Prevail, will showcase the impact of Hip-Hop on art, culture, and society as we commemorate its 50th anniversary.

Kardinal is continuing to lead and inspire by releasing his own creative projects, as well as the work of the artists he signs and mentors. He has quite literally ran with the torch during the Olympics, performed for Nelson Mandela, was federally appointed one of Canada’s ambassadors during the country’s “150th anniversary of its confederation” and proudly serves as Global A&R at Def Jam Records. Forever pouring into the minds and hearts of current and future legends, Kardinal is the definition of excellence, “coming from the cold”.

We would like to give thanks to ADVANCE, Canada’s Black Music Business Collective for being an additional sponsor to the first Jumpstart Talks.