Don’t Miss These 2023 Pride Weekend Events Across B.C.

Each August, over 100,000 people gather in Vancouver in celebration of the city's annual Pride Parade. Vancouver was the first Canadian city to host a Pride parade, with an unofficial parade happening as early as 1978. Later becoming officially…

Celebrating the B.C. Artists Nominated for the Polaris Prize Short List

The Polaris Prize is Canada's top musical accolade, a prize that annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge and award the $50,000 Prize without regard to musical…
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Celebrating B.C.’s nominees of the Western Canadian Music Awards 2023

The Western Canadian Music Awards and Industry Awards celebrates the best of artistic and music industry talent in western Canada. As members of the Canadian and International music industry converge for BreakOut West 2023 in Kelowna from October…

Your guide to 2023 summer music festivals in British Columbia

As British Columbians revel in summer's long-awaited arrival,  music enthusiasts across the province embrace the start of the highly anticipated festival season. From vibrant cities to picturesque outdoor venues, B.C. transforms into a hub…
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2023 Creative Industries Week Wrap-Up + World Creativity and Innovation Day

The United Nations designated 21 April as World Creativity and Innovation Day to raise the awareness of the role of creativity and innovation in all aspects of human development.  The creative economy builds on the interplay between human…

Creative Industries Week 2023: Music + Sound Recording

Tuesday April 18, 2023 Day two of Creative Industries Week at the Legislature celebrates music, bringing industry associations, businesses, artists, key stakeholders, and creators together with government for a showcase event. Calling all British…
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Amanda Sum and team win 2023 SXSW Music Video Jury Award for ‘Different Than Before’

Amanda Sum’s ‘Different Than Before’ takes home the 2023 Music Video Jury Award at SXSW. The award-winning music video follows a family of five celebrating the eldest daughter’s engagement at a Chinese restaurant.…
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Updated: Celebrating the B.C. Artist Nominees and Winners of the 2023 JUNO Awards

Congratulations to the B.C. artists, creators, and projects nominated for and those winning the 2023 JUNO awards. The awards ceremony returned to Edmonton, AB on March 13, 2023 hosted by Simu Liu.   The list below is updated to include…
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Whipped Cream “The Dark” VR Experience World Premiere at SXSW

"The Dark" featuring Monstercat artists Whipped Cream, Jasiah & Crimson Child, presents a new VR experience that blends electronic and opera music in an emotion-oriented story about a toxic relationship. Captured volumetrically at The Departure…

#ListenBC at SXSW 2023

In mid-March, the global music community travels once again to the South by Southwest® Music Festival in Austin, Texas, for seven days and nights of music discovery, making connections and celebrating the magic of live music. SXSW has announced…