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October 11 and 12th Music BC will be heading to Toronto bringing 4 BC bands for a Music BC Industry Showcase and Mentorship in partner with MRG Events and Canada’s Music Incubator.  This is the latest addition to our How-To Series.  APPLY NOW through Do604 or Do250!
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RIFFLANDIA ANNOUNCES 10TH ANNIVERSARY LINEUP
September 14th – 17th, the tenth annual, Rifflandia Festival will take place in Victoria, BC.  The first wave of artists has been released, including Dear Rouge, Yukon Blonde, Leeroy Stagger, Band of Rascals and many more!

APPLE MUSIC’S GROWTH CAN’T QUITE KEEP UP WITH SPOTIFY! 
Apple Music has just confirmed a 27m paid subscriber base with a 7m increase in the past year and a half.  Although this marks the fastest 6-month growth period since its initial launch it’s still nothing compared to the latest growth stats out of Spotify! Spotify has now confirmed it’s surpassed 50m paid subscribers and has gone up a whopping 10m in just a six month period.

THE BEST U.S MUSIC FESTIVALS OF 2017: FROM BROOKLYN TO SEATTLE
There are still a handful of festivals across the US that embody the art of creating a music festival as a cultural statement.  Check out the Guardians list of the the top festivals in the US for inspiration this summer!

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP DONATING $500,000 TO MANCHESTOR VICTIMS

The terrorist attack that happened last week at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester has left over 100 people injured and 22 people dead. The Universal Music Group is proud to stand with Ariana Grande and other performing artists, including Katy Perry and Justin Bieber, participating in the “One Love Manchester’ show.  The shows proceeds will be donated to an emergency fund to support the victims and their families.

RICHMOND CANADA DAY EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Richmond Canada Day in Steveston presented by YVR Vancouver International Airport in partnership with the Steveston Salmon Festival has just announced their artist lineup for this years celebration! Artists including Wintersleep, Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer and Youngblood among others will be joining in on the festivities.

KHATSAHLANO FESTIVAL RETURNS

The West 4th Avenue Khatsahlano Street Party is returning again this July!  Vancouver’s largest FREE Music + Arts Festival will close down 10-blocks of West 4th Ave from 11am to 9pm and feature multiple stages. Artists including The Zolas, The CourtneysLouise Burns, Twin Bandit and many more will be taking the stage!  The festival will also feature many local artisans and street performers.  Come down and enjoy the bustling patios, giveaways and special activities July 8th!

OTALITH MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP REVEALED! 
Located in the mystical town of Uclelet, the Otalith Music Festival will be returning August 18-19th.  The lineup including Twin Peaks, Carmanah, Peach Pit and a special guest TBA was released with only 100 tickets remaining!

PAID PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY AT YVR AS PART OF CANADA 150 CELEBRATIONS
604/Light Organ Records has partnered with YVR to present local artists as part of the Canada 150 Celebrations. Searching to showcase Vancouver’s diverse and talented community, artists are encouraged to apply by the end of the week by emailing events@604recrods.com.

JOB OPPORTUNITY 

The chamber vocal ensemble Musica Intima is looking for a new part-time general manager.  Don Brooks, the president, will be accepting applications via email until June 30th.  Read the job description HERE

YOUTUBE HAS A NEW LABEL RELATIONS BOSS: SOUNDCLOUD’S STEPHEN BRYAN

SoundCloud’s Chief Content Officer Stephen Bryan has been poached by Youtube confirmed as of last week.  He will be leaving SoundCloud by the end of the month and will officially become a YouTube employee in July.

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