Musicians: Increase Your Music’s Exposure For Film, TV, and Gaming Licensing

This sounds promising:
Music BC has launched a new online library where BC musicians’ songs will be available for license in film, tv, and games.

From Music BC’s press release:
For Music BC Members

Get your songs placed in film, television and video games!

The Music BC Library has been launched in order to help BC artists get their songs placed in film, television and video games.

Current members may upload up to 10 songs to the library, which has been carefully tailored to be attractive and useful to music supervisors who are constantly looking for new music to source. The service is set up for artists who control both their songs and their sound recordings – making it a one stop shop for music supervisors from around the world to find incredible music. Music BC is able to clear any use in order that editors and directors can move quickly with the use of desired musical cues.

Music BC charges a small administration fee if a song is placed and will never take any interest in public performance revenues.

You must be a current paid member for your songs to be approved!
Questions? Email


Go Go Go Go, Accomplish By Doing: Galas, Live Music, NAS, and Cigs

Wow I love solid, jam packed accomplish-everything days.

I spent 10+hrs today assisting the lovely and multitalented Bex preparing for tomorrow’s Music BC Charitable Foundation Gala and Auction at Westin Bayshore in Vancouver BC.

Music BC is a fantastic non-profit organization that works to support and encourage musicians and the music scene in BC. I strongly encourage anyone who loves music to get involved with Music BC. (I’ll probably volunteer tomorrow night at the actual event).

I got involved once I was asked to donate a print of mine: a stunning photo of Régine Chassagne from Arcade Fire‘s show in Vancouver last year.
I’m honoured to have my piece amongst other auction items and prizes such as a signed Joe Satriani guitar!!

I’ve also been busy with photography: I shot the beautiful, sexy, alluring Lykke Li and her band at the Vogue Theatre last night, and tonight I shot the odd, energetic, harmonic band Yeasayer at the Commodore Ballroom. Openers Smith Westerns were disappointing (read: boring) but opener Hush Hush was a brilliant bundle of skinny seductive energy!
Photos from both nights should be up on Guttersnipe (the site I was on assignment for) later tomorrow (May 29).

I’m also super stoked to say that after months of researching local redundant backup solutions, I’ve found a fit I’m happy with! I invested in a QNAP TS-219P+ NAS, and chucked 2 Seagate Barracuda 2TB drives in it, configured it, and have transferred my whole iTunes library to it! I can now play my library from anywhere in the house. Stoked. Next is to move all my photos (tons! of gigs, especially since I’ve been shooting RAW over the past year) and other important files to the NAS.
I’ve heard that since the QNAP is attached to the network, I can access my files, including my music and photos, from ANYWHERE. I’ll be looking into these possibilities.
I can definitely say that I’m impressed with my QNAP so far.

Alright, time for bed, good rest, to wake up recharged and tackle another day with full on positive energy, a zest for life!

I’ll leave you with this silly little thing I drew on Bex’s cigarette pack earlier today…

Peace, Ash