We strongly encourage attendance at the AGM for those who have opted to vote in advance. Music BC’s 2021 Annual General Meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, November 3rd from 5:00PM – 7:00PM (PT).
We’re heading to Toronto in a few short weeks to showcase two BC artists alongside acts from across Canada in a new collaborative initiative called “Come Together”.
We are thrilled to be partnering with Alberta Music, Sask Music, Manitoba Music, Music Nova Scotia and Music Ontario along with CIMA on this coast-to-coast showcase and industry networking event aimed to help bring the Canadian music community together under one roof for the first time since before the pandemic.
Are you or someone you know a member of the Toronto music industry and interested in attending? Email us at email@example.com for more information.
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? Applications are now open for Treefort via the link below.
Submissions for Treefort 2022 close on December 5th, 2021.
FILL OUT THE MEMBER SURVEY Help Shape 2022 Programming by filling in the Member Survey! There are 3 gift card prizes to win this year for filling out the Survey: $50 Long & McQuade, $50 Fresh Prep, and 50 minutes to Evo Car Share. We will announce the winner of the Member Survey draw during our Annual AGM on Wednesday, November 3rd.
REMINDER: AGM RSVP The Annual General Meeting is just over a week away! We ask that you kindly register in advance through the link below. The Music BC AGM is reserved for members in good standing only. During the meeting members will hear from the 11 candidates up for election to the Board fo Directors, as well as be presented with our organization’s roadmap to 2022.
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE 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.
IFPI Releases ‘Engaging with Music 2021’, A Comprehensive Report That Explores The Ways That People Listen To, Discover And Engage With Music Engagement with streaming – particularly subscription audio streaming – continues to grow and is the most popular form of music consumption around the world. More than three-quarters of people (78%) said they listen to music through licensed audio streaming services (subscription and ad-supported). –READ MORE
Does ‘Niche’ Canadian Music Need Its Own Video Streaming Platform? Picanto’s motto summarizes its mission to “find and promote the amazing work being done by Canadian music creators and performers in the vast sea of digital content that has become our daily lives.” In addition to providing a platform where artists can connect with audiences, organisers aim to be catalysts for the creation of new video content as well. – READ MORE
YouTube Music Reveals Changes for Canada-Based Users — Including an Audio-Only Free Version Earlier this month, YouTube Music announced plans to make background listening available to ad-supported users in Canada. Now, possibly in response to criticism from paid subscribers, the Google-owned streaming service has elaborated on its upcoming changes – including by making clear that free users will only have access to audio.– READ MORE
Spotify expects to have over 400M users by the end of the year Spotify now has 172 million paid subscribers and 381 million monthly active users, the company announced today in its latest earnings release. That’s up from 165 million paid subscribers and 365 million monthly active users last quarter, with both figures up 19 percent year-over-year. Those are in line with what Spotify was expecting this quarter. – READ MORE
Amazon Music Unlimited Users Can Now Stream Spatial Audio On Any Pair Of Headphones Amazon first introduced spatial audio in 2019, but it was limited to a small number of devices. With this latest expansion, spatial audio will work with any pair of headphones that a user owns. – READ MORE
Vinyl Is Selling So Well That It’s Getting Hard To Sell Vinyl After growing steadily for more than a decade, LP sales exploded during the pandemic. In the first 6 months of this year, 17 million vinyl records were sold in the United States, generating US$467 million in retail revenue, nearly double the amount from the same period in 2020, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.– READ MORE
Warner Music Group Is Worth $10BN More Than It Was A Year Ago
Yesterday (October 21), Warner Music Group finished the trading day with a share price of $48.06, the highest point since WMG floated a portion of its company on the NASDAQ in June 2020. According to yCharts, WMG’s share price yesterday translated to an Enterprise Value (EV) for WMG of $27.66 billion. – READ MORE
Coachella Inks Deal to Remain at Indio’s Empire Polo Club Until at Least 2050 Staying true to its official nickname – “The City of Festivals” – Indio, California, is now set to remain the home of Coachella for at least another 29 years.– READ MORE
MEMBER OF THE WEEK
Teo Saefkow (aka Scalawag) is a Bi, multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter who brings his Northern BC music festival roots to Vancouver. His sound Harkens to the folky multi-instrumentalism of Sufjan Stevens and the broody intricate lyrics of Hozier. With the goal of disregarding genre constraints, and simply creating whatever may come.
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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