Local musician, Cody Rueger, has started a playlist to feature the music of Victoria’s artists. (Courtesy of Cody Rueger)

Queue up a playlist of Victoria musicians

Local guitarist, Cody Rueger, creates playlist to highlight Victoria’s music scene

Victoria’s music scene is lively and it’s not difficult to find shows that feature local artists. Cody Rueger, a local musician, noticed the wealth of talent and has created a Spotify playlist called Victoria Music Scene to highlight the music coming out of the city.

Rueger created the playlist on June 16 and it immediately gained popularity. He had put a call out on Facebook for the Spotify links of musicians in Victoria so that he could add their music to the new playlist and received more than he’d expected. Rueger has continued to seek out more artists to add, but people have also been contacting him themselves.

“All they need to do to be added is follow and share the playlist,” he said.

READ ALSO: Victoria Ska and Reggae Festival returns to its roots, 20 years in

Rueger grew up in Kelowna, but has found his groove here in Victoria. “There are so many talented musicians [here],” he said.

It’s easy to go unnoticed because of the sheer number of musicians in the city, said Rueger. He’s hopeful that the playlist will help raise awareness for local musicians by bringing their music together in one place.

The variety within the playlist lends itself to many settings, said Rueger. The music is from all genres, meaning there’s something for everyone. There are some artists with about five monthly listens and others who average about 10,000, he said.

The playlist is doing well, said Rueger. It has become one of his most popular playlists. The ratio of followers to musicians was one to one for awhile, he said, but it has grown to about four to one. As of June 18, there were 430 followers.

Rueger has also created a separate playlist for B.C. artists, but it’s not performing as well as the Victoria playlist, he said.

The future of the playlist is unclear as Rueger is hoping to just “go with the flow.”

“I’d like to see the musicians in it get more streams and listens,” he said. “I just want to support local musicians and bring awareness to them.”

Browse the Victoria Music Scene playlist here.

Local musicians can be added to the playlist by contacting Rueger via email at codyruegermusic@gmail.com.



devon.bidal@saanichnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

West Shore RCMP arrest man in stolen vehicle, seize handgun

Vehicle was reported stolen from Duncan on July 18

Premier John Horgan hints at daylight saving changes after record-breaking survey response

B.C.’s largest public consultation saw more than 220,000 residents respond to time change survey

Victoria Police issue warning after man left dangling from raised Johnson Street Bridge

A man bypassed safety measures and became stranded as the bridge lifted

Jurors talk about trial of U.S. man convicted in 1987 murders of Saanich couple

Three jurors offer a window into deliberations during the trial

Opposition to gravel quarry in Highlands gains traction

Impact on drinking water a major concern

VIDEO: Missing teens named as suspects in three northern B.C. killings

Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky are wanted in the deaths of Lucas Fowler, Chynna Deese, unknown man

Coroner investigating after body recovered from Okanagan Lake

Penticton fire department assisted the RCMP with the recovery of a body Saturday

Overdoses overwhelming in B.C. Interior

Part two: Who’s affected by the current opioid crisis

Kelowna cab driver charged with sexual assault

RCMP received a report May 28 alleging a taxi passenger had been sexually assaulted by a cab driver

Tubing world record broken on Vancouver Island

But record for length of tubes linked together still has to be confirmed

The Beaverton’s sharp satire thrives in polarized political climate

Canadian TV series’ third season to air Tuesday on CTV after “The Amazing Race Canada”

VIDEO: Young couple found dead in northern B.C. had been shot, police say

Chynna Noelle Deese of the U.S. and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia were found along Highway 97

VIDEO: Man found dead near B.C. teens’ truck could be linked to a double homicide

RCMP said they are looking for Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, of Port Alberni

Okanagan Air Cadet challenges gender-exclusive haircut policy

Haircut regulation inspires challenge around gender identity

Most Read