Tune in tomorrow for the live broadcast of the Western Canadian Music Awards! Head to BreakOut West’s Facebook page to catch the winners starting at 4PM PST.
Ahead of the full winner reveal, a special pre-awards show program will air on CBC Radio One’s Up To Speed (89.3 FM or CBC Listen), from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PST. Four awards will be given out during the broadcast, which will also feature performances and artist interviews.
Congrats to all of our Music BC members who were nominated this year for their outstanding work across multiple categories!
We are thrilled to be celebrating the first batch of singles to be released from this year’s Canadian Songwriter Challenge participants. Back in June we marked the 7th and final year of the CSC as presented by Bell Media with 15 incredible BC songwriting teams all recieving a $1000 prize to produce and record their single.
Join us in congratulating our songwriters by discovering the first 5 singles:
Applications deadline fast approaching – submit before 2:00PM (PT) October 21st, 2021.
The purpose of this program is to support investments needed to safely resume domestic concerts within the coming months. Funding will support investments allowing Canadian live music companies, organizations, and artist-entrepreneurs to plan and present in-person and hybrid concerts by Canadian artists in accordance with local, provincial, and national public health directives.
If you are an artist, venue, promoter or event producer looking for support for an upcoming in-person, hybrid or digital event – learn more and apply through the link below.
Last call for nominations! Do you have a passion for the BC music economy and like to contribute? Our board is currently made up of thirteen directors which are all volunteer positions. Deadline for Nominations is Friday, October 15th 2021.
Reach out to email@example.com to express your intent to run. *Nominees must be a Music BC member in good standing.
CREATIVE BC IS HIRING Creative BC is seeking a Coordinator, Music to join their team. The position is full time with the music team starting December 1, 2021, supporting the delivery of Creative BC’s funding programs for the music industry. Amplify BC supports BC’s music industry through four streams serving B.C. artists, live music presenters, music companies and the development of the music industry.Submit your cover letter and resume by Sunday, October 24, 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEMBERS RSVP TO THE AGM Our annual general meeting will take place on November 3rd, 2021 at 5:00PM. During the AGM we will review our 2022 goals and initiatives to members, including the vision for our upcoming programs and services. Members are encouraged to nominate anyone who they would deem to be a good candidate to join the board. Email email@example.com to express your intent to run.
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE Music BC Industry Association is seeking office mates at 196 W 3rd Ave as soon as October 1st, 2021. 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.
Powwow Meets Classical Music In Electronic Cellist Cris Derksen’s Daring Compositions There’s no categorizing Cree-Mennonite electronic cellist and composer Cris Derksen’s music. Powwow, classical, new wave, techno, folk, and more all influence her style. Her sound is unlike anything else out there, entirely her own, and as thrilling as it is accessible.
Blackstone Is Investing $1 Billion In Music Rights Via Merk Mercuriadis & Hipgnosis Blackstone, one of the world’s most powerful financial players, has confirmed that it is investing around $1 billion to acquire music rights via a partnership with Merck Mercuriadis. MBW has confirmed that this money will be poured into a new private fund, Hipgnosis Songs Capital. – READ MORE
Spotify Sells SoundBetter Back to Original Founders After Two Years SoundBetter is an artist services site designed to connect musicians with other collaborators. Songwriters, producers, sound engineers, and more can connect for projects. The move may signal that Spotify is looking to stop stepping on industry toes.– READ MORE
Cockburn, Black, Bey and Ryder Named To Canada’s Walk Of Fame Recording artists Bruce Cockburn, Jully Black, Canada’s First Lady of the Blues – the late Salome Bey – and Allan Slaight Impact Honour recipient Serena Ryder are among the 2021 Canada’s Walk Of Fame Inductees and Honourees. – READ MORE
TikTok Adds New Sound Partners To Allow Brands To Leverage Audio On The Platform TikTok is announcing new partnerships aimed at making it easier for brands to tap into music and sound on the platform. The company has expanded its TikTok Marketing Partners program and introduced six certified partners that will help brands create “sound-on” strategies for the platform. – READ MORE
Kobalt Selling Songs Catalogue To Investors Including KKR In Billion Dollar Deal Although the core Kobalt business administrates rather than owns song copyrights, its Kobalt Capital division raised a stack of cash and then bought itself some catalogues. Some of those rights were then sold to the Hipgnosis Songs Fund late last year as part of a strategic review by Kobalt management of its assets. – READ MORE
Jay-Z Co-Founded Marcy Venture Partners Invests in Tech Incubator Iddris Sandu’s spatial LABS Under spatial LABS, Sandu will first launch LNQ, a blockchain-enabled hardwire platform that “aims to make the metaverse more accessible and provide creators with decentralized tools to engage with their communities through LNQ’s proprietary, real-time processing stack,” according to a press release. – READ MORE
67% Of Music Fans Back Mandatory Use Of Masks & Vaccination At Gigs Music consumer research service MusicWatch has released a new study revealing that over two-thirds of music fans are in favour of mandatory vaccines and the use of masks at live concerts. MusicWatch surveyed 753 gig-goers to find out their stance on COVID rules and implementations, as well as their hopes for the future of COVID safety measures. – READ MORE
MEMBER OF THE WEEK
Raincity is a Vancouver-based Rage-Funk group fronted by female leads on saxophone and vocals. Beatroute magazine describes them as “danc[ing] between Paramore’s pop perfection and a late-night RCHP inspired jam session”. The five members of Raincity combine their eclectic influences including Moon Hooch, Amy Winehouse, Queen, and RAGE.
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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