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SURREY MUSIC CITY CENTRE


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OUR VISION

The goal of the Surrey Music City Centre is to help create a vibrant and diverse music industry in the City of Surrey which facilitates successful opportunities for artists, businesses and the community.


WHAT IS A MUSIC CITY?

A music city has these essential elements:

  • Artists and Musicians
  • A thriving music scene
  • Access to spaces and places for artists to perform and audiences to be entertained
  • A receptive and engaged audience
  • Record labels and other music-related businesses

Cities around the world are increasingly recognizing the potential of music as a driver of employment and economic growth. Hence our MISSION is to

  1. Use quality music to generate jobs, taxes and growth.
  2. Put music at the heart of Surrey’s economic development agenda.
  3. Be a leader in the development of Surrey’s “Music City.”

MUSIC CITY SURREY SHOWCASE – PART 2

Welcome to the Music City Surrey Showcase – Part 2 where we continue to highlight the incredible musical talent that lives, works, and plays in the City of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada! This series is made possible with the generous help of the City of Surrey, Creative BC, and the Province of British Columbia. Enjoy learning about the fabulous artists that we interviewed right here in the FUSIONpresents studio. After the interviews, each artist also performed one of their awesome original songs. Thanks so much for watching, and please like and subscribe to stay in the loop of all the incredible talent in the greater FUSIONpresents Talent Community.

Last year’s Music City Surrey Showcase was a great success, showcasing 10 amazing artists, educators and music professionals in Surrey. Each artist was featured in one of 10 episodes that included interviews and performances 🎶
We’re so excited and delighted to be funded again for this excellent initiative, so please stay tuned for the great Surrey music artistry that we will be showcasing over the following months. This year, in addition to 10 new showcased artists, we’ll be putting on an in-person showcase on Nov 19 at the Surrey Arts Centre! So stay tuned for those tickets!

If you are an artist that lives or works in Surrey, contact us today at surrey@fusionpresents.com and tell us a little bit about you!

Watch all the latest Music City Surrey Showcase – Part 2 above and watch all 10 episodes of the Music City Surrey Showcase – Part 2 below!


CREATIVE INDUSTRY FACTS:

Creative industries make a larger contribution to GDP than agriculture, forestry, electricity, gas, water and waste services, and accommodation and food services.

They employ over 647,000 people across Canada.


STRATEGIES:

  1. Music and musician-friendly policies
  2. The creation of a Music Office – DONE – at #101, 14439-104 Avenue, Surrey BC
  3. The formulation of Music Advisory Boards
  4. Engaging the broader music community
  5. Access to spaces and places
  6. Audience development
  7. Music tourism or a Music City brand

MUSIC STAKEHOLDERS:

  • Musicians
  • Songwriters
  • Music festival organizers
  • Music venues
  • Local promoters (who bring shows into venues that they rent)
  • Recording studios
  • Record labels
  • Artist managers
  • Agencies
  • Music and record stores
  • Music educators – post-secondary, private schools

ALLIES:

  • Tourism agencies
  • Investment agencies
  • Business organizations
  • Hotel/motel associations
  • Local arts councils
  • Local radio stations – including university/school radio

FUNDING FOR ARTS INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

AMPLIFY BC Funding Programs & Deadlines, 2022

FACTOR Grants & Programs, 2022

MUSIC BC Programs, 2022

CANADA MEDIA FUND, Programs & Deadlines, 2022

CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS, Grants & Details, 2022

CANADA MUSIC FUND, From Creators to Audience, 2022


CITY OF SURREY MUSIC STRATEGY

As one of the fastest growing metropolitan centres in the region, Surrey has a diverse community of musicians, music businesses, industry workers and fans. A Surrey Music Strategy is being created to provide recommendations on how best to further develop a thriving music economy within all Surrey town centres.

It will serve Surrey’s growing population through consultation, research, discovery, and community engagement. This will ensure the plan provides relevant and actionable recommendations to create a sustainable and resilient local music economy for generations to come.

Read more information here: https://www.surrey.ca/arts- culture/music-surrey 

MUSIC CITY PRESS & INTERESTING READS

Surrey-made songs/videos pop up in ‘Music City’ project focused on local artists“, TOM ZILLICH, Surrey Now-Leader

Surrey Music City Centre“, ANITA HUBERMAN, Surrey Business News, Page 22

Surrey Board of Trade Wants a More Strategic Focus for Tourism, Arts & Culture in Surrey’s Economic Development Strategy“, ANITA HUBERMAN, Surrey Business News

Surrey as ‘Music City’: Musician and business group sound off about the possibilities“, TOM ZILLICH, Surrey Now Leader

Surrey as ‘Music City’: Musician and business group sound off about the possibilities“, TOM ZILLICH, Peace Arch News

Surrey Board of Trade and FUSIONpresents Sign Cooperation Agreement and Open Surrey Music City Centre Office“, ANITA HUBERMAN, Surrey Board of Trade

SBOT and FUSIONpresents sign cooperation agreement, open Surrey Music City Centre Office“, RATTAN MALL, Voice Online

Surrey Board of Trade Focuses on Surrey as a Music City Desitnation“, ANITA HUBERMAN, Surrey Board of Trade

The 3 Wins of Quality Live Entertainment“, SAMI GHAWI, Surrey Business News – Page 20

The RPM Story“, Library and Archives Canada, Feb 28, 2015


MUSIC CITY SURREY TASKFORCE

For more information or to provide funding support, please contact Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade at 604-634-0342 or Sami Ghawi, Manager, FUSIONpresents Surrey Music City Centre at surrey@fusionpresents.com