List of Programs

1. Sound Recording Program

This program supports sound recording projects at BC-based studios, and is designed to attract domestic and international business to BC recording facilities. Applicants are artist-entrepreneurs and music companies.

2. Live Music

This program supports BC-based live music events, creating engagement opportunities for audiences and artists. Funding also supports business development initiatives for live events, such as adding a new stage, new markets access, new revenue stream development, infrastructure improvements, professional development and business travel. Applicants for this program are BC-based festivals, venues, presenters and event producers.

3. Research

This program supports the research projects that increase knowledge and inform the growth, evolution and innovation of BC’s diverse and distinct music sector. Research may inform economic impact, new product development, market research, consumer behavior, feasibility for new initiatives, and diversity within the music industry. Applicants for this program are industry associations and business collaborations.

4. Industry Initiatives

This program supports industry events and export activities that showcase and grow BC’s music industry such as industry conferences, trade missions, collaborative export marketing, and BC showcases at events. Funding also supports training activities that develop industry professionals’ knowledge and skills, as well as the business capacity of artist-entrepreneurs, including conferences, webinars, workshops, mentoring, internships, or artist development programs. Applicants for this program are industry associations and business collaborations.

5. Careers of BC Artists

This program supports initiatives that develop BC artists, funding the creation of BC-based music videos and other marketing activities including electronic press kits, photography, and/or promotional campaigns.

6. Music Company Development

This program supports initiatives to grow and build the capacity of BC’s music companies, such as the launch of new business units, researching/testing new products or revenue streams, professional development, marketing initiatives, and A&R/scouting.

7. Innovation

This program supports the development of novel or even disruptive new ideas such as cross sector collaboration between tech and music, the launch of new BC-based businesses that fill gaps in the industry, and other projects that support the evolution of BC’s music industry.


This program supports the growth of BC’s music industry by attracting internationally renowned artists from Canada and abroad to implement large scale projects in BC that make a significant economic impact on the provincial economy.

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