Local musicians can now apply to participate in the program
Music BC, a not for profit organization, has announced the continuation of the 2018 JUNO Host Committee’s ‘Let’s Hear It!’ brand as a province wide Concert Series. This initiative will offer un-signed artists a chance to perform for a live audience, allowing them to hone their skills while engaging with fans and the local music industry. The first of many Let’s Hear It! Concert Series showcase events will take place on September 20, 2018 at The Fox Cabaret, the city’s premier venue for live music performances located in the vibrant Mount Pleasant neighbourhood.
Artists from all genres and all regions are encouraged to apply and submissions intake will be ongoing until May 10th, 2019. Three different artists will be selected by a jury of local industry tastemakers for each showcase night. The chosen artists will be announced in the weeks leading up to each showcase. For more information about the concert series and application details, please visit the Music BC website – http://www.musicbc.org/
Alex Grigg, Executive Director of Music BC, said, “At Music BC, we’re committed to advancing the local music industry and we’re thrilled to host the Let’s Hear It! Concert Series in Vancouver. The initiative provides BC artists an exciting opportunity to perform in a non-competitive environment at one of Vancouver’s top live music venues where it’s all about the music and the local industry. We encourage all artists across the province to apply for a chance to perform and look forward to seeing the submissions.”
The launch of the ‘Let’s Hear It! Concert Series’ follows the success of the inaugural ‘Let’s Hear It! LIVE’ music festival that took place in March 2018 as part of the 2018 JUNO Host Committee program. Hosted at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the free two-day outdoor music festival featured a eclectic mix of music performances from local homegrown talent. Notable local acts included JUNO Award winners Dear Rouge, The Funk Hunters, Little Destroyer and Mob Bounce. The 2018 JUNO Awards were a significant achievement and highlighted the growing music industry in Vancouver – the awards boasted more than 28,000 event participants and an economic impact of $10.9M in BC.
The new concert series is being introduced by Music BC in partnership with Creative BC and The Province of British Columbia, The Fox Cabaret, Post Media (The Vancouver & Province), Do604, Do250 and Old Style Pilsner.
About Music BC:
Music BC Industry Association is a not for profit association serving the for profit and non-profit music industry, including artists from all genres, industry professionals, service providers, studios, promoters, venues, festivals, producers, agents, managers and educational institutions. Music BC is the voice of the BC Music industry locally, domestically and internationally, through active advocacy for funding, policy, red tape reduction, tax credits and creator’s rights. The organization also advocates at international trade missions to promote business and creative opportunities. http://www.musicbc.org.