100.5 The PEAK and Music B.C Announce March 19th Launch Date for The 2010 PEAK Performance Project. Who will win 100.5 thousand dollars?
Still glowing from being awarded The 2010 Radio “Promotion of the Year” at Canadian Music Week’s “Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards”, Music BC and 100.5 The PEAK are back for year two of the PEAK Performance Project. The second year of The PEAK Performance Project will launch on March 19, 2010 when online applications will be opened to the public until April 30, 2010.
Year two of The PEAK Performance Project will see an increase of overall funding to B.C. artists from $275,000 to $315,000 in development cash awards and will see all Top 20 artists receive artist development funding. The 1st place artist will receive $100,500, 2nd is $75,000, 3rd is $50,000, 4th is $10,000, 5th is $5,000 and all 20 finalists will receive $3500 each in initial artists development funding. In addition to this, all of this year’s 20 finalists will receive a showcase spot at The Kelowna 2010 BreakOut West Festival presented by the Western Canadian Music Alliance October 21–24, 2010.
The Top 20 Artists will be announced on May 31st followed by the PEAK Performance Orientation (June 12, 2010), Boot Camp (August 27–Sept 3, 2010) and the PEAK Performance Concert Series (Sept–Oct 2010). The final three artists will be announced on November 1st followed by the final showcase and the crowing of the ultimate PEAK performer in late November at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver. Last year the PEAK Performance Project awarded Kelowna, B.C.’s We Are The City with a grand prize of $150,000. Vancouver’s The Left and Bend Sinister received second and third place, respectively.
The $5.29 million PEAK Performance Project is designed to educate, promote, develop and hopefully launch the careers of some of British Columbia’s top emerging artists. It also hopes to foster the province’s music industry and create a sense of community amongst music professionals. In addition to the rigorous six month artist development program and the $315,000.00 in artist development funding, The Pattison Group of Companies will also contribute an annual media credit of $1,000,000.00 in support of the PEAK Performance Project by marketing, promoting and advertising the PEAK Performance Project and the participating artists making it the largest individual radio station project in Canada.