And the 2015 PEAK Performance Project awards go to…

November 23, 2015

 

bedofstarsBed of Stars, 2015 PEAK Performance Project award-winners for British Columbia.

Radio stations 102.7 and 95.3 The PEAK, in British Columbia and Alberta respectively, have announced their winners for the seventh PEAK Performance Project awards. Both Leeroy Stagger (Alberta) and Bed of Stars (BC) took home over $100,000 as grand prize winners. There were also prizes for the runners up: The Royal Foundry and TRANSIT won second ($75K) and third (50K) place in Alberta, and JP Maurice and Van Damsel took home the same in BC.

 

Canada Music Week kicks off today

 

The PEAK Performance Project awards has put around 5 million dollars into BC and Alberta’s music community, and past winners of each award have included We Are The City, Dear Rouge, and The Wet Secrets. The top 12 bands from the competition, on top of each receiving a $5000 prize, were also teamed up to produce 12 original tracks based on the theme “hello, goodbye,” which were made available for download.

This is the final year of the PEAK Performance Project’s seven year lifespan, launched originally to assist artists with education, marketing, and funding. Over those seven years, about 1.6 million dollars has been split between the top three finalists.

 

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Matt Williams

Matt Williams is a writer and photographer. Born and raised on the Prairies in Winnipeg, he’s slowly made his way farther and farther east, spending a few years covering music in Toronto before running clear out of country and ending up on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. In between, he’s made numerous detours, interviewing and photographing countless artists across North America and beyond. He heads up Amplify’s Instrumental series, where he talks with musicians about the relationships they’ve formed with their most important tools.

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