It’s official. Applications are being taken from artists who want to be part of the second installation of K96.3 and Music BC’s Okanagan emerging artist compilation CD, presented by Kelowna’s Classic Rock–K96.3 and Music BC.
Locally based emerging artists are invited to apply to be one of the 12 artists featured on K Comp Vol. 2 which will be released in the fall of 2011. Rules and regulations, along with the application form, can be found at www.k963.fm.
Artists not only have the chance to be part of the Okanagan’s only emerging artist compilation, but they will also take part in a Music BC career development series providing talks and mentorship from B.C. music industry professionals.
New this year, the 12 artists chosen to be part of K Comp Vol. 2 will also have to opportunity to showcase at the Pop Okanagan Festival in October—a legacy event to replace BreakOut West that took place in Kelowna last October. Artists will perform at a number of Downtown Kelowna venues on the opening night of the festival which will give them a chance to play to a varied festival audience as well as the chance to open for some great Western Canadian artists.
Applications for K96.3’S K Comp Vol. 2 will be open until Aug. 12. Then submissions will be juried by a panel of industry professionals selected by Music BC. The 12 artists chosen to be on the K Comp Vol. 2 will be announced Aug. 19 on air on K96.3 – Kelowna’s Classic Rock.
The 12 artists from around the Okanagan that were chosen to appear on K Comp Vol. 1 in 2010 were Precision, DSD, Matt Stanley and the Decoys, Patrick Kelly, Trinity’s Tattoo, Aspen Switzer, Ange Alero, Windborn, Thomas Kjorven, Cassidy Wethal, We Are the City, and Fields of Green.
Last year’s artists took part in a Music BC career development workshop and also had the opportunity to perform at Habitat for a K96.3 K Comp Vol. 1 Official Showcase.
Artists from K Comp Vol. 1 are continuing to reap the benefits of being part of the compilation as certain artists will be performing during K96.3’s Wednesday night showcase at Festivals Kelowna’s Parks Alive Summer Series. The full Parks Alive schedule can be found at www.festivalskelowna.com.
For more information on the K96.3 K Comp or to apply visit www.k963.fm.
Pyper Geddes is general manager of Habitat and an A-OK contributor.