VANCOUVER, CANADA (September 13, 2007)—This winter, transmission offers twenty export-ready bands from Canada, the US and beyond a rare opportunity to perform for some of the most influential decision-makers in the international music and digital industries. The venue: the newly established Centre for Digital Media at the Great Northern Way Campus in Vancouver, Canada.
“The Centre for Digital Media is the perfect venue for transmission’s international showcase programme,” says Co-Producer Tyl van Toorn. “Like transmission, the GNWC is a place where arts and culture, digital media and sustainability converge. The Centre is future-focused, defining new opportunities and preparing people for a world that doesn’t yet exist, just like transmission.”
“By holding the showcase at the Centre for Digital Media, we can provide artists with an experience above-and-beyond their expectations,” says van Toorn. “We’re putting acts into a state-of-the-art venue with incredible production value and limitless possibilities for live performance, audio streaming and digital reproduction.” transmission co-producer Brad Josling confirms that there is no other showcase like it: “transmission alone offers an artist the opportunity to showcase in front of 250 leading industry professionals.”
transmission’s producers are thrilled to be partnering with the Great Northern Way Campus and excited about the range of possibilities that this relationship holds. “We’re looking forward to working with the GNWC staff and their talented students; we’re eager to explore new ways to digitally distribute of our live events.”
Building off the success of its first year, transmission will once again provide delegates and showcasing artists with an intimate boutique experience. Staggered set times and the presence of two stages under one roof ensure that delegates can easily catch every show—and artists have an equal opportunity to perform for a full house.
The transmission international music showcase takes place December 6 and 7, 2007. The complete artist line-up will be announced in October. Past participants include Hawksley Workman & the Wolves (Canada), Mr. Hudson & the Library (England), My Latest Novel (Scotland), Champion (Canada), Amy Millan (Canada).
For more information, visit www.transmitnow.com.
transmission is a future-focused, solution-minded music and digital technology conference. Participation is limited to 250 screened and accepted delegates from the international music and digital industries; this exclusivity is designed to foster candid and highly relevant discussions. The inaugural conference in 2006 attracted leaders and creators from eight countries including Canada, the US, the UK, Finland, Sweden, Germany, China and Japan. www.transmitnow.com
About the Great Northern Way Campus
Great Northern Way Campus (GNWC), in Vancouver, BC, is a unique, collaborative university campus environment that combine the strengths of four leading academic institutions: University of Britiish Columbia; Simon Fraser University; Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design; British Columbia Institute of Technology. An urban campus, GNWC has the mandate to intersect the art, technology and sustainability domains in a manner that bridges academia with industry, artists with practitioners, and innovation with development. It is an integrative environment that builds community and celebrates innovation.