Music BC will be partnering with the inaugural Upstream Music Fest + Summit taking place in historic Pioneer Square in Downtown Seattle from May 11-13, 2017. Music BC will be showcasing BC artists and participating in the summit and other networking events as part of our commitment to support BC artists and industry professionals.
With funding made possible through FACTOR and The Government of Canada throughGlobal Affairs, BC artists are encouraged to apply to showcase at the Music BC House as part of the inaugural Upstream Music Fest + Summit.
“We have no doubts that the Upstream Music Fest + Summit will do great things for BC’s emerging talent and industry professionals and we are thrilled to be taking part. The Pacific Northwest has a vibrant and historic music scene and we applaud Upstream for recognizing that music has no borders” Alex Grigg, Executive Director Music BC Industry Association.
“Recognizing that music is a true ambassador, The Government of Canada is proud to be able to support the involvement and celebration of Canadian artists at the inaugural Upstream Music Fest + Summit,” James Hill, Consul General of Canada in Seattle.
“The Pacific Northwest has always benefitted from a vibrant music community, but more than ever this music community deserves more exposure, resources and attention,” said Jeff Vetting, executive director, Upstream Music Fest + Summit.“Upstream is intended to help fill a void, with a festival for music lovers of all ages to discover and support emergent artists – and a summit that brings the industry together for thoughtful conversations around the most pressing issues and opportunities facing artists.”
Applications and additional information can be found at: (www.do604.com/p/play-upstream)
Music BC would like to thank the Government of Canada & FACTOR, for their continued support for BC artists and professionals.
About Upstream Music Fest + Summit:
Upstream Music Fest + Summit is a three-day festival and industry summit celebrating the emerging sound and culture of the Northwest. Founded by philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen, the music festival includes intimate performances and unique collaborations across 25 venues around Pioneer Square and at the Main Stage in CenturyLink Field’s North Plaza. The two-day industry summit gathers artists, influencers and industry experts at WaMu Theater for keynotes and breakout sessions exploring the new music economy. Upstream offers a unique experience that fosters and supports artists at every level of their career, while offering music lovers a weekend of showcases from the Northwest and beyond.
For more information and tickets visit: http://upstreammusicfest.com
About Music BC:
Music BC 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 a member based organization that provides the industry at large with information on the state of the industry, trends, funding & educational programs and resources.
Music BC provides several services including Training & Development through our How To Series of workshops, panel discussions & seminars with leading industry professionals locally and across the globe. Live Music Trade Initiatives including domestic and international showcasing opportunities such as Reeperbahn Germany, The Great Escape UK, Canadian Music Week, among others.
Music BC also provides Touring & Industry Professional Grants in support of touring and other initiatives. Music BC is the voice of the BC Music industry through active advocacy for funding support, tax credits and creator’s rights. Internationally, Music BC advocates on behalf of the industry at international events to promote business and creative opportunities. Music BC, through CCD (Canadian Content Development) funding partnerships with broadcasters, create programs such as the Peak Performance Project & K96 Emerging Artist Program.