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Prince George music scene benefits from Amplify BC grants

More than 220 B.C. musicians and music companies were supported through recent grants
Danny Bell and His Disappointments received funding through the recent Amplify BC grants

Prince George musicians and organizations are some of the recipients of recent Amplify BC program grants.

More than 220 B.C. musicians and music companies are being supported by four Amplify BC programs to develop their careers and business.

Local singer-songwriter Danny Bell and His Disappointments, received $14,625.00 under the career development program and the Prince George Folkfest Society received $20,000 under the live music presentation program for Coldsnap.

The Knox Performance Centre also received $5,000 to develop its accessibility plan under the music business development plan program.

"We are proud to be the third largest music hub in Canada. Our music sector promotes and showcases B.C. culture on the global stage," said Lana Popham, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport.

"Supporting B.C.'s artists and music businesses helps them continue to create the music we love and contributes to vibrant and connected communities throughout the province."

In total all of the recipients received $3.3 million through the four Amplify BC programs which is a part of the government's $7.5-million contribution in 2023 to build the province's music talent and help launch careers.