Richmond MLAs say funding will help grow local music industry

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RICHMOND – MLAs Kelly Greene, Aman Singh and Henry Yao say that funding announced today will help B.C.-based musicians to develop their careers and grow the local music industry.

“Cultivating a vibrant local music scene is important for musicians and the community alike,” says Aman Singh, MLA for Richmond-Queensborough. “This funding will strengthen the foundation of the music industry in our community.”

Over $3.3 million is being distributed to hundreds of artists and companies for career development, live music events, business development, industry initiatives, and attracting out-of-province talent to record in B.C.

In Richmond, recipients include:

Career development stream:

  • Dani Camacho, $8,000      
  • EMENES, $8,000
  • Manila Grey, $20,000
  • Mar Emanuel, $8,000

“Music acts as a bridge that connects diverse communities,” says Kelly Greene, MLA for Richmond-Steveston. “Supporting local artists will contribute to a more connected and enriched creative landscape in Richmond.”

“This marks a significant boost for our Richmond-based musicians,” says Henry Yao, MLA for Richmond South Centre. “By enabling creators and businesses to enhance and sustain their work, we’re helping create an industry that thrives right here.”

More than 200 musicians and music companies will benefit from this funding, which is part of the New Democrat government’s $7.5 million investment in 2023 to develop and support musician’s careers and promote the music industry here in B.C. This is one of the many ways the government is supporting creative industries and creative professionals in the province.

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