have just released a new original Christmas single
We TOPAZ have just released a new original Christmas single,
(all costs paid for by TOPAZ) and we are selling it to raise money for the Mission and Abbotsford food banks. 100% of ALL FUNDS RAISED by this recording
will be donated; not one single penny will go to us.
This new single is called “Give Them Hope” and is now available on ITunes for $0.99 per
download and will also be available in CD with original design jacket (packaging) by Friday) October, 28, 2011. These funds also will go directly to
our local food banks. This original new single “Give Them Hope” features Jenny Bice on fiddle.
The CD will be sold for a minimum donation of $2.00 with ALL FUNDS RAISED from the sale also going to Mission and Abbotsford food banks.
TOPAZ band members or anyone associated with TOPAZ will NOT receive a single penny from this venture.
TOPAZ (my band) is a member of the BCCMA
in good standing.
Please help us “Give Them Hope” for Christmas…
Yale Celebrates it's 130th Anniversary!
On Thursday, Nov 17, at 8:00 the
Yale presents Chilliwack and friends for the 130 anniversary
of the Yale including some of our BCCMA artists! The line
up includes One More Girl, Valdy, Shari Ulrich ,Roy Forbes
(UHF,with Bill Henderson), Jim Byrnes, Loretta and the
4 Amigos and Texas Flood. More information coming soon!
Cyntia will be releasing her Christmas
ingle Christmas memories October 15 to radio with Joe
Wood SENDING A CHRISTMAS SONG TO RADIO? RDR DELIVERSCynthia
will also be releasing her new Album February 15th 2012Shows
Christmas in Kelowna with Cynthia Leigh-Ann and Guests
December 10th 2011 Rotary Centre for the ArtsTickets will
go on sale November 1st.
Honours Vets with Prose
Veterans have given so much to
this country and this community, that a local poet wants
to give something back.In fact, published writer Joe Robinsmith
is inviting other Lower Mainland poets of all ages and
experience to help pay tribute to this country’s veterans
in advance of Remembrance Day.Working in conjunction with
The TIMES, Haney Place Mall, Black Bond Books, and WAVES,
Robinsmith is launching a poetry contest this week.
Read more: http://www.mrtimes.com/news/Contest+honours+vets+with+prose/5510417/story.html#ixzz1a6i4xilY
Check out Kristal's brand new single
and seen her first music video! http://youtu.be/ab0sjjLafQE
Be a part of the spectacular star-studded
kick off to Culture Days! CBC AND THE ORganizers of Culture
Days invite you and/or your group to participate in an
exciting live opening performance to "CBC LIVE -
A kick off to Culture Days" on Friday, September
30 at 10 a.m. Join Johnny Reid and a full day of free
CBC events that will showcase some of the best of Vancouver's
diverse arts communities. Johnny will be performing his
hit single "Let's Go Higher" and CBC wants you
to be a part of his interactive audience.
All you need to do is show-up at
10a.m. outside the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre at 700
Hamilton Street. Preparations and a mini-rehearsal will
begin shortly thereafter and official kick-off is at 10:45
a.m. - rain or shine. All ages, all welcome!
Jane- China tour- 2011"
Whiskey Jane's tour in China was a complete success, including
an appearance on a popular Chinese talk show! Click
here to see some photos from the experience!
The BCCMA would like to send our
congratulations to our members for their recent successes
at the CCMA's in Hamilton!
Rising Star - Chad Brownlee
Music Director of the Year (Secondary Market) - Kelly
Video Director of the Year - Stephano Barberis
Radio Station of the Year (Major Market) - 93.7 JRFM
ONE MORE GIRL
few weeks have been extremely busy for One More Girl…….on
the heels of their brand new signing with US label giant
Interscope Records, Britt and Carly recently attended
Canadian Country Music week, where they performed at FanFest
and the Songwriter’s Café, as well as rocking the awards
show on Monday night with ‘Fall Like That’, their current
single out to Canadian radio.
Immediately after the CCMA’s, the girls headed to Los
Angeles where they will be writing and recording for their
new Interscope release. The first writing appointment
is with Billy Steinberg (‘Like A Virgin’, ‘True Colors’,
‘I’ll Stand By You’, ‘I Drove All Night’), and the girls
couldn’t be more excited – or ready – to take on this
‘brave new world’! They will also be spending time in
Nashville over the next couple of months, continuing to
write for the new album.
Also up next – a video shoot in LA at the end of September
with Margaret Malandruccolo, for their new single ‘Maybe’.”
Lisa Kienas is proud to share her
new video with you. Enjoy!
|WHISKEY JANE PERFORMING IN CHINA
Whiskey Jane is honoured to be part of the 2011 International
Country Music Festival September 7th through 20th, in
the beautiful city of Zhangjiajie, China, the city that
was the inspiration behind the movie "Avatar"! This series
of shows will be feature several picturesque locations
such as Tianzi mountain. You can read about this amazing
place right here...
The band is excited to be a part of this historic event,
and we will send lots of photos from our trip!
In addition, Whiskey Jane has also officially released
their video "'Sinking Like a Sunset", directed by Gene
September 7-20 - International Country Music Festival-
Zhangjiajie City, China
October 13-15- Ranchmans -Calgary
Oct. 27-29th Gabby's (Langley, BC)
Nov. 17-19th- 97th St. Pub (Kelowna, BC)
Music Rules In School!
did it! The BCCMA is very proud to announce
that we have successfully completed our pilot Music Rules
In Schools program. Thank you to Alice Brown Elementary
for embracing the program and giving us the opportunity
to present the program in its full four parts to the grades
3 - 5 student of the school. Feedback has been overwhelmingly
positive, and we are excited to move into the next phase
of planning to expand the program to more schools in the
of the BCCMA in presenting this program is to rebuild
an interest in, and provide an opportunity for, live performance
by inspiring and educating the youth interactively in
all facets of the Music Business. We seek to increase
awareness of, and create new fans of Country Music; iInfluence
young musicians and singers to become involved in the
genre; create awareness of the BCCMA; who we are and what
we have to offer members; as well as teach students that
vast areas of opportunity for them to be involved in music
thank you to the the CCMA, the Township of Langley and
Barnes Harley Davidson for their sponsorship of MRIS program
and to JRFM and Country 107.1 for playing the song created
by the students - "School's Out Forever" live
on air. Truly a memorable moment for all involved - especially
also like to thank all those involved in presenting the
program: Angela Harris, Eric Reed, The Matinee, AJ Woodworth,
Emily Taylor Adams, John Higgins, Kathleen Higgins, Jaydee
Bixby, Ken McCoy, Tony Del, Dave Gustafsen and Jay Wittur.
You were always stars to us, but you are now true superstars
of Alice Brown
Stephanie has had a busy summer
making appearances on festival stages around the province.
Her 3rd single "Love Without
You" from her debut EP has been released to radio and
is already gaining momentum.
Contact your favorite country station
& make a request!
Kristal Barrett's newest CD is
Her 1st Single "Girl in a Car"
hits Canadian Radio Sept 5th.
The video release party is slated
for Sept 25th at Finnegan's
Barrett for more
“Have you got this one Vince?” “Yes, I got it.”
“Good, let’s go to lunch.”
(Overheard in the Tom Tom Club in Los Angeles a few months
words, perhaps, on their own; and certainly words that
could apply to a million music industry scenarios. But
this time it relates to what could be best described as
a fairy tale discovery story.
The Vince in question is A&R executive Vince Herbert who
signed Lady Gaga to his Steamline Records, a joint venture
with Interscope, right after she was dropped by Def Jam.
The quote itself came from legendary music producer and
entrepreneur Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope-Geffen-A&M.
The “one” Iovine was referring to is One More Girl, the
remarkably talented Canadian female singer/songwriter
duo who had just performed for him in the above mentioned
The signing of One More Girl’s worldwide deal with Interscope
took place last Thursday. The signing began with an inquiry
by Interscope A&R manager Aimee Nadeau, who works with
Jolene Cherry (former Senior VP of A&R), to the band’s
booking agent Jim Cressman, after being intrigued by their
name in a trade magazine. From that initial inquiry to
the band becoming part of the Interscope family was a
courtship over 18 months (which is actually a landmark
time to conclude such a major deal).
While auditioning in L.A. the girls were informed the
piano that they would be playing was the same one Lady
Gaga had played while auditioning for her record deal.
“That was a big moment for us as we are such Gaga fans”,
laughs group member Carly McKillip.
On the high of this new adventure Carly states, “Dreams
do come true, we are so fortunate to be in this position.
Why we were the lucky ones, I don’t know…..but I’ll take
The prestigious International Songwriting
Competition (ISC) has assembled a distinguished panel
of judges for its 2011 competition. With the most high-profile
judging panel of any music competition in the world, ISC
offers songwriters and artists the unprecedented opportunity
to have their music heard by iconic recording artists,
as well as many major and indie record label Presidents,
A&R executives, producers, music supervisors, and
Now accepting entries for the 2011 competition, ISC gives
away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes (shared among
the 68 winners) including an overall Grand Prize consisting
of $25,000 (US) cash and $20,000 in prizes. Open to all
levels of songwriters, ISC offers 22 categories that include
all genres of popular music. Past winners have included
artists from Grammy winners to hobbyist songwriters and
everyone in between.
For information and enter, go to
Winning ISC can be a tremendous career booster. Over the
years, many winners have achieved great career success,
including getting signed to labels such as Epic, Universal,
Motown, and more. Many more winners have secured publishing
deals, smaller label deals, licensing deals, and distribution
deals in addition to getting more gigs, fans, and recognition.
The complete list of ISC judges includes:
Tom Waits; Tori Amos; Jeff Beck; Billy Currington; My
Morning Jacket; Simon Le Bon & Roger Taylor (Duran
Duran); Kelly Clarkson; Keane; McCoy Tyner; Wynonna; Francesca
Battistelli; Tegan and Sara; Massive Attack; Michael W.
Smith; Alejandro Sanz; Johnny Clegg; Jeremy Camp; Ray
Wylie Hubbard; John Mayall; Craig Morgan; Basement Jaxx;
James Cotton; Sandra Bernhard; Trombone Shorty; Robert
Earl Keen; Black Francis (The Pixies); Mose Allison; Robert
Smith (The Cure); Amadou & Mariam; Darryl McDaniels
(Run D.M.C.); Toots Hibbert (Toots & The Maytals);
Matt Thiessen (Relient K); Chayanne; and more...
Monte Lipman (President, Universal Republic Records);
David Massey (President, Mercury Records); Brian Malouf
(VP A&R, Walt Disney Records); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President,
Alligator Records); Angel Carrasco (Sr. VP A&R, Latin
America, Sony/BMG); Ric Arboit (President, Nettwerk Music
Group); Anastasia Brown (Music Supervisor, FORMAT); Allison
Jones (VP of A&R, Big Machine Label Group); Steve
Lillywhite (Producer); Dan Storper (President, Putamayo
World Music Records and Putumayo Kids); Kim Buie (VP A&R,
Lost Highway); Douglas C. Cohn (Sr. VP, Music Marketing
& Talent, Nickelodeon); Trevor Jerideau (VP of A&R,
J Records); Antony Bland (A&R, American Recordings);
Steve Smith (VP of A&R, Aware Records); Cory Robbins
(Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment); Dr. Demento
(Radio Host, The Dr. Demento Show); and more...
ISC Sponsors: Presonus, Lowden Guitars, Sennhaiser, ASCAP,
Berklee College of Music, Posse, D'Addario, Thayers,
SongU.com, Online Gigs, The Music Business Registry, Independent
Mastering, Indie Venue Bible, George Stein, Esq. Sonicbids,
Taxi, and music Submit
Country Music Association Members Showcase at 2011 VIMBC!
From June 22 - 26th,
Comox/Courtenay was the place to be for the 4th Annual
Vancouver Island Music Business Conference!
BCCMA members were out in full force to showcase during
this 'must attend' event. Artists were invited to submit
their applications to VIMBC to showcase and some of our
BCCMA members were selected!
The 4 day event included seminars & panels with Jake Gold
(Mgr: Tragically Hip), Terry McBride (Nettwerk Records)
, Steve Wilkinson (The Wilkinsons), Ron Lopata (A&R, Warner
Music Canada, Bill Henderson ( Chilliwack, Songwriters
Association of Canada), ONE MORE GIRL, Terry O'Brien (SOCAN,
Vancouver) Ralph Murphy (ASCAP, Nashville) Tom McKillip
(producer) and more!
There were hands-on musician workshops with members of
Chilliwack, vocal workshops with Darcy D (PRISM lead vocalist)
and also Angela Kelman (Farmer's Daughter). Nashville's
Tom Jackson presented his amazing workshop on 'stage performance
production.' If you ever get a chance to watch how he
works or work with him personally, DO IT!
Our own BCCMA directors, Ron & Sue Irving moderated many
panels and also organized the BCCMA Showcases held in
the newly renovated "Flying Canoe West Coast Pub."
The first BCCMA showcase was hosted by Steve Wilkinson
of the Wilkinsons, which included Shelby Noble, Stephanie
Spence, Luke Isaac, and Carli & Julie Kennedy, a.k.a "The
The second BCCMA showcase was hosted by Patricia Conroy,
who started her career right here in BC! The evening started
off with Angela Harris with Eric Reid, Livy Jeanne & her
band, Chasing Jesse, Shelly Dubois, and finished with
FERA backed up by The Matinee!
This is the MUST ATTEND event of the year ! It's small
enough that you can actually approach and speak with panelists
and network with everyone. The seminar topics are current
and everyone comes out to the showcases!! Great exposure
and a great business education all in one event!
Fera Music Video
Court and I wanted to send you a link to our brand new
music video! We're really excited about this video
and can't wait to share it with everyone!
Hope you like it!
& Ryleigh Gillespie
Our New EP - We are currently in
the studio recording our first EP! Check back soon for
updates and to buy songs!
Booked A Role - In the feature
film ‘Heart of Dance’. We will also be working on the
soundtrack for the film! Check out the site at www.heartofdancemovie.com
90.1 CJSF Radio - We will be on
a program called “Melodies in Mind” on September 7th from
8-10pm. There will be two other musicians there as well,
kind of a songwriters circle.
For full stories go to /www.robynandryleigh.com
Bixby Hitting The Road This Summer
Jaydee Bixby is hitting our Canadian
highways this summer, touring much of Saskatchewan, Alberta
and British Columbia throughout July. With his latest
single, "Closer Than You Think," heating up
the Canadian country radio charts, Jaydee looks forward
to playing new material for his fans while on tour over
the coming months.
You can catch Jaydee open for Dierks
Bentley in Calgary on July 6 at the Cowboys Stampede Tent
before he heads to the Long Branch Saloon in Saskatoon
on July 8. Jaydee will also make stops in Red Deer on
July 15, Edmonton on July 21 and Winnipeg on August 19.
You can find the rest of Jaydee's tour dates on his website
or by going to the BCCMA What's Happening page.
AJ's will be releasing her first single with 604 Records/Universal
later this month which was produced by Josh Ramsay of
the band Mariannas Trench. Listen for it on your local
stations later this month! AJ has also been in the studio
working on completing her album with David Wills and Paul
Shatto and, she will be heading into the studio soon with
Canadian producer Ryan Stewart.
AJ will be hitting the
road heading to Rock Creek, Merritt, Kamloops, Oliver,
Vancouver and more! Watch for more details at www.ajcountry.com
JUST RELEASED!!! Emily's 4th single 'Keep Your Pants On'
has been released to Canadian Country Radio - tune in to
your local station!
We’re now taking applications for
Chad’s House Concert Series!
The House Concert performance has
been around for many years across the country and is an
intimate way to showcase an artist and hear the songs
in their rawest and most intimate form. Hearing Chad sing
live with just his acoustic guitar is sure to delight
you and your guests.
Just a reminder folks, you MUST
guarantee at least 20 people minimum and send in the completed
agreement to be considered. A link to download the agreement
gets emailed to you when you fill out the online form.
Apply now by going to:
And a quick update, the new single
(Carried Away) was released to radio May, 2011 - be sure
to request like crazy to your local radio station! Chad’s
off to Cuba to shoot the video Carried Away as well!