British Columbia’s music professionals and artists have reason to celebrate, with the announcement of $7.5 million in government funding for Amplify BC, the province’s fund designed to stimulate growth and activity in BC’s music industry.
Amplify BC supports people working in BC’s diverse music economy. The fund focuses on four program areas:
- Industry Initiatives supporting the development of B.C.’s music industry, including training, skills development, research and a new focus on young up-and-coming talent
- Career Development focuses on emerging and established artists
- Live Music supports B.C.-based live music events, creating engagement opportunities for audiences, artists and youth to enhance music tourism throughout B.C.
- Music Company Development focuses on sustainability and building the capacity of B.C.’s music companies
The fund was created following consultation by Creative BC with BC’s music industry stakeholders and the Amplify BC Advisory Committee. Amplify BC is administered by Creative BC until the end of March 2019.
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Last updated: September 5, 2018