BreakOut West multiple application deadlines, industry features
BreakOut West By The Numbers
We can’t believe it’s been just over a month since we all gathered together after such a long time apart. BreakOut West isn’t just about ‘the numbers,’ but wow – what an incredible international community that came together in Calgary last month.Mark your calendars, we can’t wait to see you all again in Kelowna next October for BreakOut West 2023!
Last Chance To Apply For Focus Wales
With 300+ live performances, the Focus Wales festival showcases the very best new talent emerging from the nation alongside established names and a selection of exciting international acts.The final deadline to apply to showcase at Focus Wales is November 18 – don’t miss out!
WIM Canada Entrepreneur Accelerator Program Applications Are Open
Women in Music Canada has launched the third annual Entrepreneur Accelerator program, focused on supporting the next wave of female and gender diverse Canadian music industry leaders.
Sessions included in the overall program include the following, all from a female and gender-diverse entrepreneur lens:
- Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
- Business Strategy for Music Entrepreneurs
- Leadership: Psychology and Breaking Down Barriers
- Business Model Canvas and Goal Setting
- Data Analytics for Music Business
- Strategic Marketing and Branding
- Financial literacy
- Intellectual Property, Royalties, & Revenue Paths
Women in Music Canada values diversity, equity, and inclusion and welcomes and invites female and gender-diverse folks from diverse backgrounds to apply.
The deadline to apply is November 14.
Featured Industry: The Okanagan Indigenous Music and Arts Society
The Okanagan Indigenous Music and Arts Society was born from the desire to produce an all-Indigenous music and arts festival that showcases the beauty and diversity of Indigenous contemporary and traditional culture. They saw an opportunity to lift up Indigenous artists and musicians in a culturally safe and supportive environment that fosters their talent and exalts their crafts. Their events are rooted in celebration and education and our mission is to provide premiere platforms for Indigenous expression and leave a legacy of capacity building for successful Indigenous economies.Their inaugural festival was met with overwhelming interest and we added a second stage in order to accommodate the incredible response. Professional development workshops with main stage artists for aspiring Indigenous musicians were an integral part of our festival because representation matters and knowledge does too. They have expanded our programming to include digital showcases, music video sponsorship, studio time and EP development.
Featured Spotify Playlist
From the vault! Enjoy this warm and cozy playlist – pairs well with a tea latte and falling leaves.Follow BreakOut West on Spotify for dozens of curated playlists and find your new favourite artists.