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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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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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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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Being a Business Savvy artist will improve your chances of success!

What made Bono one of the richest rockstars in the world as well as making Dr. Dre and P. Diddy two of the wealthiest hip hop artists around? It wasn’t just their musical talents, most of their sky rocketing net worth came from smart business sense and the understanding of …

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Resources To Help You Get Better Gigs Quicker And Easier

 In the early stages of your bands potential career it can be tough to find shows and you can often feel like you’re not getting the chance to get out there and play enough. You may find yourself on the bill with bands who genres don’t fit yours and you …

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Q & A: Keeping Your Voice Healthy on and off the Road

Today’s blog is all about your voice and keeping your vocals healthy for a long successful career. A big thanks to my current intern Trevor Kidd for helping me compile these questions and vocal coach Monica Sui for answering the Q&A for us. Hope you enjoy! The human voice is …

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