News: Music BC announces Make a Case Against Racism Project

World Music artists take note!

Music BC is announcing the Make A Case Against Racism project it is administering on behalf of the Multiculturalism and Inclusive Communities Office, Ministry of Citizens’ Services and Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism and the Public Affairs Bureau.
 
Chosen artists will be compensated (with a $500 licensing fee), and included on a compilation disc and download. The compilation will be promoted within the BC school system for grades 4-7 multiculturalism studies curriculum. They participate by submitting artwork to be included on the album.
 
For full details and application forms, visit the Music BC website:

Applicants must be current Music BC Members in good standing.
Deadline is Friday, January 8th 2010

Make A Case Against Racism – Compilation CD

Music BC Industry Association is administering this component of the “Music Against Racism” Project on behalf of the Multiculturalism and Inclusive Communities Office, Ministry of Citizens’ Services and Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism and the Public Affairs Bureau.  The Music Against Racism Project is a component of the “Make a Case Against Racism” activity kit which addresses Grades 4 – 7 curriculum objectives in British Columbia. This project is to promote multiculturalism, cultural diversity, and awareness of racism in BC.

Music BC is requesting song submissions from music artists from BC. 10 songs will be selected by a peer jury for a compilation, and licensed by Music BC to be made available to the public. Your song, should it be selected, will be included on a CD compilation, limited MP3 download from Music BC, and as part of a streaming ‘Top 10 Countdown’ that will provide background information about the music and how it encourages respect for people and diversity, which will be accessed by Grade 4-7 students and teachers across BC. The countdown will be available streaming on the EmbraceBC webpage in March 2010.

Students participating in the program will have access to the participating artist’s lyrics, music via streaming, a picture and short biography. Students will be notified that the materials on the website are for personal use only. The 10 selected artists will each receive $250 for a Master Use License Fee (sound recording), and $250 for a Mechanical License fee (composition). For example, if the artist has full ownership of the song (Master Use & Mechanical) then they will receive the full $500 if they are one of the top 10 artists selected by the jury.

Students will be competing to design the cover artwork for the compilation. Selection of the top artwork shall be made by the Multiculturalism Office and will be used as the artwork for the compilation for release.

 

 

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