Surrey is Canada’s
Up and Coming Music City 

As one of the fastest growing metropolitan centres in the region, Surrey has a diverse community of musicians, music businesses, industry workers and fans. A Surrey Music Strategy is being created to provide recommendations on how best to further develop a thriving music economy within all Surrey town centres.

It will serve Surrey’s growing population through consultation, research, discovery, and community engagement. This will ensure the plan provides relevant and actionable recommendations to create a sustainable and resilient local music economy for generations to come.

Surrey Musician
and Business Directories

These directories are free resources that connect members of Surrey’s music community. 

Surrey Musician
Directory

Search this directory to find talented local musicians for your event.

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Surrey Music
Business Directory 

Support Surrey-based promoters, publicists, event producers, record labels and music organizations.

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Surrey Music Strategy

The City will work with a consultant to implement all phases of the strategy.

  • Completed
  • Started
  • Pending

Research and Discovery

October 2021 to January 2022

Community Engagement

January to May 2022

Strategic Analysis

May to June 2022

Reporting

July to December 2022

Upcoming Music Events

Check out these concerts that are happening in Surrey!

Learn how to promote your music event on our calendar.

Funding Opportunities

Grants and funding support a wide range of music activities and business development, including music creation, production, live performance, training, and operational support.

The grants and funding listed below are publicly funded programs that are currently accepting applications.

Live Music: Presentation Application – Creative BCThis program supports B.C.-based live music presenters, funding live music performances for audiences and artists, and enhancing music tourism throughout B.C.

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 11:59PM (PDT)

Live Performance – FACTOR
This grant subsidizes the cost of domestic and international performances including showcases and tours.

  • Rolling intake
  • Apply at any time

Sponsorship – FACTOR
The grant program supports eligible music-related events and projects that do not quite fit within other program requirements. These events can be music festivals, conferences, workshops, industry associate events, and showcases.

  • Rolling intake
  • Apply at any time

Let's Hear it! Live - Music BC

The series will provide performance opportunities to unsigned, unmanaged or independent artists while showcasing these performances to a selection of Music Industry representatives. These representatives include artists managers, agents, label reps and A&R professionals. This annual concert series and showcase aims to further the musical careers of participants and help introduce their music to new audiences.

  • Rolling intake
  • Apply at any time

Comprehensive Artist – FACTOR

This grant contributes to the cost of acquiring, producing, and marketing a full-length album.

  • Rolling intake
  • Apply at any time

Marketing and Promotion for Non-FACTOR-Funded Sound Recordings – FACTOR

This program supports the marketing of commercially released full-length sound recordings that were not funded by FACTOR. The sound recording must have been released commercially and achieved a qualifying sales threshold or had a track charting on commercial radio.

  • Rolling intake
  • Apply at any time

Professional Development Assistance Program – SOCAN Foundation

This grant provides SOCAN composers, writers, and music publishers with funding for courses, workshops, seminars and conferences to help them further develop their skills and advance their careers

  • Rolling intake
  • Apply at any time

Travel Assistance Program  SOCAN Foundation

This program helps fund travel-related costs for career-defining opportunities for SOCAN composers, writers, and music publishers across all genres of music.

  • Rolling intake
  • Apply at any time

Songwriter Development FACTOR Canada

This program offers a $2,000 subsidy toward a year of songwriting initiatives, such as domestic and international travel for co-writing sessions and trips, songwriting camps and workshops, and eligible showcases.

  • Rolling intake
  • Apply at any time

Video FACTOR Canada

This program contributes to the cost of producing music videos for eligible Canadian Sound recordings by artists rated 2 and 3.

  • Rolling intake
  • Apply at any time

Live Music: Business Development Application - Creative BC

This program supports B.C.-based live music presenters, growing the capacity of the live music sector through business development activities.

  • Application deadline: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 11:59PM (PDT)

Comprehensive Music Company - FACTOR

This grant allows record labels to cover the cost of acquiring, producing, and marketing a full-length album.

  • Rolling intake
  • Apply at any time

Music Industry Initiatives - Creative BC

This program is designed to support initiatives that grow and develop British Columbia’s music ecosystem. Successful projects will build the capacity of BC’s music industry through training, knowledge sharing, collaboration and creating new business opportunities.

Projects must demonstrate a broad benefit to BC’s music industry, or to an aspect of BC’s music industry, and cannot predominantly benefit one artist, company or organization.

  • Rolling intake until March 1, 2023
  • Apply at any time

This project is supported by Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia.

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