Amplify BC is back: support to B.C.’s music industry during COVID-19

JUNE 2020
Amplify BC Newsletter

Support to B.C.’s music industry during COVID-19 

On June 1, 2020, the government of British Columbia announced a renewed investment of $7.5 million for Amplify BC to stabilize, support, and sustain B.C.’s music industry during the pandemic. Delivered by Creative BC, the Province’s music fund returns for its third year.

Amplify BC programs will deliver funding through four streams serving B.C. artists, live music presenters, music companies and the development of the music industry.

Established in 2018, Amplify BC continues to launch programs each year after extensive consultations with the music industry. Creative BC will continue to work with established key partners, Music BC and the First Peoples’ Cultural Council, to support the development of B.C.’s music industry.

Read the news release here


PROGRAM LAUNCH DATES
Amplify BC‘s redesigned programs provide support for sustainability, innovation, and recovery.

LIVE MUSIC 
Opens June 17, 2020
Read about the program here →

MUSIC COMPANY DEVELOPMENT
Opens July 15, 2020
Read about the program here →

   INNOVATION
    NEW! EXPANDED ELIGIBILITY
Opens June 17, 2020
Read about the program here →

MUSIC INDUSTRY INITIATIVES 
Opens July 15, 2020
Read about the program here →

CAREER DEVELOPMENT 
Opens September 2, 2020
Read about the program here →


 

2018-2019 AMPLIFY BC IMPACT REPORT

FROM IDEA TO IMPLEMENTATION

Over a thousand applications for Amplify BC funding were received to support artists, companies, live music presenters, and industry development projects in 2018-2019. The fund supported strategic partnerships with Music BC, B.C.’s music industry membership organization, and the First Peoples’ Cultural Council, a crown corporation supporting B.C.’s Indigenous creators. The $7.5 million Amplify BC fund investment resulted in $29.9 million expenditures (ratio of 1:3 on every dollar invested) and supported companies to employ 3,256 people, with 295 new hires at B.C. music companies.

Read the impact report here

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