Tools to build audiences and grow revenue
Artists for Spotify provides a full guide for maximizing your Spotify audience through telling your story, promoting your music and measuring your reach.
Bandcamp Artist Guide provides recommendations for how to achieve financial success on Bandcamp through community, promotion and gaining a following.
Patreon powers membership businesses for creators by giving them the tools they need to acquire, manage, and energize their paying patrons. With a subscription-style payment model, fans pay their favourite creators a monthly amount of their choice in exchange for exclusive access, extra content, or a closer look into their creative journey.
PayPal allows you to collect one-time payments and donations from fans and communities without the need for fan-based subscription models.
Don’t Stop Here
List on all sites to reach new communities
Music BC online streaming calendar featuring B.C. musicians.
LiveNation Live From Home curated events.
Georgia Straight Submit your upcoming events, be sure to select virtual/online events.
Miss604 Weekly virtual events in Vancouver.
Blackpress Media Submissions Submit virtual B.C. events to your local news paper.
Choose the platform that’s right for you
Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars.
Twitch is a global community of millions who come together each day to create their own entertainment: unique, live, unpredictable, never-to-be-repeated experiences created by the magical interactions of the many. With chat built into every stream, you don’t just watch on Twitch, you’re a part of the show.
Side Door Access is a B.C.-based platform that matches artists with hosts, builds direct connections, and simplifies the show-booking process with easy and transparent digital tools.
Floatplane is a B.C.-based video platform that allows creators to diversify their revenue sources and connect with their audience.
We Show Up is British Columbia-based pay-as-you-go streaming platform. The model allows streaming viewers to choose their viewing price after the performance, allowing artists to monetize when the value is highest, after the show is over.
Facebook Live allows you to broadcast a conversation, performance, Q&A or virtual event. You can go live on a Page, in a group or an event, and your live videos will also appear in people’s News Feed. You can introduce guests, moderate comments and raise money.
YouTube Live allows you to stream and reach a large audience of subscribers and audiences in real time for free with the ability to publish your video on your channel for all to enjoy after the Live.
Instagram Live is a feature on Instagram Stories that allows users to stream video to followers and engage with them in real time. When users broadcast live video streams on their accounts, a ring highlights their profile picture in Instagram Stories to alert followers that they can view the live stream. Streaming is free.
Creative BC COVID-19 Resource Index
Creative BC has created a resource table for the motion picture, interactive, music and publishing industries that allows you to find resources that are catered to your needs.
How to use the table
Search by Industry
To use the Filter button, click Filter. The Filter will have an option open that says “Where”. Click the dropdown and select Industry along with “has any of” on the next dropdown. Then select your industry.
Search by your needs
If you are a seeking opportunities looking for job boards add a new filter by clicking +Add Filter, click the And option, select “has any of” on the dropdown menu and check off all that apply.
When you apply filters, the sheet will automatically sort to find the best results.
Search using keywords
Using the magnifying glass on the top right of the table, you can easily and quickly search for resources such as grants, business support or mental health resources. Just click the magnifying glass and type in keywords!