BCsBestLiveMusic.ca, which offers opportunities for musicians to gain exposure and perform, was launched today.
BCsBestLiveMusic.ca, which offers opportunities for musicians to gain exposure and perform, was launched on Tuesday October 23.
The website, which covers the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and Lillooet, also helps
promote venues that support live music and helps visitors and residents find live music.
BCsBestLiveMusic.ca is supported by Creative BC and the Province of British
Columbia, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Film Commission (TNFC), Tourism
Kamloops and Gold Country Communities Services (Explore Gold Country).
“Live music is the glue that grips other cultural pursuits together,” says TNRD
Director Steven Rice, who is also the Chairman of Gold Country Communities Service.
“Go to any live music festival in the region and you’ll see artisans and crafters displaying
their art, farmers selling fresh produce, and mobile and local restaurants benefitting. Live
music is magic in how it brings everyone together.”
“The TNRD is home to a wealth of talented musicians and singers,” says Victoria
Weller, TNFC Film Commissioner. “We hope this website will promote the hiring of local
musicians. We aim to increase employment and live music event attendance for economic
growth through the live music sector.”
Pixel Architect Web Design, a newly established company in Kamloops, was the
designer of choice: “The first step, and one of the most challenging endeavours, was
creating a comprehensive database of the live music industry throughout the region and
Lillooet, which had never been done before. The second step was then to create a mobilefriendly website with a robust search engine.”