New Travel Grant available through SOCAN Foundation

Recently, I had the opportunity to apply through the SOCAN Foundation’s Travel Assistance grant program on behalf of two clients. A songwriter/artist and music publisher, who were planning on attending a music conference abroad. With the new Travel Assistance program through SOCAN, I was able to create accounts for both of …

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Creative BC launched new grants from December through till March!

PROGRAMS LAUNCHING FROM DECEMBER 2016 THROUGH MARCH 2017 Sound Recording Program – Budgets may be $3000 or higher and will cover 50% of sound recording expenses in BC, up to a maximum of $75,000. Applicants must be BC incorporated or a registered business in BC and own 100% of the …

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What I’ve learned and seen in 2016

Here are some points I have learned, witnessed or have been reminded of in another year of music. The Music Industry has proven to us yet again of its constant change. Apple Music and TIDAL launched this year, more people are legally using streaming services than ever and the Music …

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NEW $75,000 Creative BC Music Grant for Sound Recording

Creative BC has launched a new Sound Recording Pilot Program. Here are some eligibility requirements and information for anyone who may be interested in applying! The Sound Recording Pilot Program is for BC artists and music companies to apply for sound recording funding. The program requires a minimum of $3000 …

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Tips and Tricks to creating your FACTOR artist and applicant profiles

There is an upcoming deadline of August 31st for all artists to submit their profiles into the FACTOR system. IF YOU WISH TO APPLY FOR FUTURE FUNDING YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE THIS SUBMITTED by this deadline date. You cannot submit later this year, so this is your chance. While the FACTOR website can be …

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Why is image so important?

Why is image so important? Image is a key part of your branding, it is a direct link to you and your music, live performance and visual experience.  It is important that the look and sound are unified, if you are trying to be a cool guy, but you’re far …

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Don’t be the next _____.

I am finding that there are a lot of upcoming artists who are sounding very similar to already established artists on the radio…. Lets talk about this for a moment. If you are trying to be the next Rihanna, don’t bother. There is already an act who is bigger, better …

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BC Premier announces 15M Music Grant today

What happens when Christy Clark, Chad Kroeger and Michael Buble are all in the same room? Magic happens… Today I attended a music conference hosted by Creative BC, Music BC and Music Canada. There, BC’s Premier Christy Clark announced that the BC Government will be allocating 15M of funding into …

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FACTOR announces new “Artist Development” Grant Program starting April 1!

As of January 29, 2016, FACTOR will no longer be accepted Demo Program grants. In replace of this it seems as though FACTOR has put together a smart “All In One” grant application for Artist Development which will be launched April 1, 2016. Eligible artists will include those who have …

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Marketing Plans 101

A marketing plan is an incredibly detailed projection for a band or artist. They are generally between 12 – 15 pages and covers the coming 6 – 12 months of plans.  This includes a full breakdown and details of areas such as overall goals, touring, video, press, radio and much more. …

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