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Meet B.C’s Music + Sound Recording Industry

Music is a lifeline to the creative industries not only here in British Columbia but abroad. B.C. is the third-largest centre for music production in Canada with a large and diverse talent pool of artists who are known for producing all genres of music including pop, rock, classical, blues, folk and jazz. The Music BC […]

Creative Industries Week 2021: BC Creates Virtually

Over the last year, we have reinforced the ways that we excel together, virtually rallying to work creatively on a way forward. The forced pause precipitated challenges and solutions; it also created space for sectors to refocus and redirect energy into key priorities that are leading to a stronger, healthier, more balanced and representative creative/creator […]

#ListenBC Release Radar Spotify Playlist

Looking to discover your new favourite song or listen to one you already love? Celebrate and enjoy the province’s diverse and outstanding music industry in a frequently updated Spotify playlist. The #ListenBC Release Radar is an automated, personalized playlist that handpicks tracks from new B.C. releases every Friday. A variety of genres can be found, […]

BC Creates Virtually: Growing Forward in 2021 Showcase

    Join B.C.’s creative sector for a special 2021 online edition of the Annual Creative Industries Week Showcase. This year, BC Creates Virtually as industry leaders and creators together present a multi-sector Showcase that features contributions from across film, television, interactive digital media, book and magazine publishing, and music.   Showcase Agenda Opening Remarks, Prem […]

Meet B.C.’s Magazine Publishing Industry

British Columbia is home to over 300 magazines, representing a broad diversity of publications, ranging from small to large, literary to lifestyle, leisure to arts and culture, news, business, and special interest magazines. These titles represent the diverse interests of British Columbians and are read by millions of people both here in B.C. and around […]

Meet B.C.’s Book Publishing Industry

The nucleus of the province’s publishing industry is comprised of 26 member publishers of the ABPBC. These publishers make corporate financial investments into the cultural output they produce and share profit from that creative content from commercial sales. More broadly in the province, there are an additional 20 businesses that include self-publishers, hybrid publishers and […]

#ReadLocalBC Weekly Bestsellers List

Books have always been an integral part of British Columbia’s creative industries and within our everyday lives. Read Local BC, launched and run by the Association of Book Publishers of BC, aims to showcase the vibrant community of authors, publishers, bookstores, and libraries that make up the province’s literary landscape. Part of Creative Industries Week […]

Discover B.C.’s Magazines #SubscribeBC #BCReadsMagazines

British Columbia is home to over 300 magazines, representing a broad diversity of publications, ranging from small to large, literary to lifestyle, leisure to arts and culture, news, business, and special interest magazines featuring the unique culture of Pacific Northwest lifestyle and culture. Discover and revisit some of our favourite magazines:   ADBUSTERS Starting in […]

B.C. Films Nominated for 2021 Canadian Screen Awards

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (the Canadian Academy) announced today the nominees for the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards in 141 film, television, and digital media categories. The awards will be presented as a seven-part genre-based series of presentations streamed live on Academy.ca — as well as the Canadian Academy Twitter and YouTube channels […]