Internal Funding


FUNDING: MUSICNL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This funding program is designed to provide assistance to members to improve creative skills, to gain greater knowledge of the music industry and to conduct business that seeks to promote and market MusicNL members outside the province

December 7

FUNDING: Artist Development

This funding supports artists in all stages of project development from creation to marketing. Diverse artists and genres in demos, EP's, full-length sound recordings, marketing and promotion materials are eligible.

FUNDING: MUSICNL MARKET ACCESS

This touring funding is designed to assist export-ready, independent artist development outside of the province; to increase awareness locally, nationally and internationally of provincially produced music as an art form and as a viable industry

External Funding


FACTOR - ARTIST DEVELOPMENT AND SOUND RECORDING APPLICATIONS

MusicNL would like to remind its members that FACTOR Artist Development and Juried Sound Recording applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM PT on September 27, 2018. To note, you can only submit an application to one of these programs per deadline.

SOCAN TRAVEL ASSISTANCE

Grants are provided to SOCAN composers, writers, and music publishers across all genres of music to assist with travel-related costs for career-building or career-defining activities in Canada or abroad. Priority for approval will be given to applications demonstrating the importance of the activity to the applicant’s career. Applicants may receive only one (1) Travel Assistance Grant per calendar year.

FACTOR - VIDEO

The Socan Video program contributes to the cost of producing music videos for eligible Canadian sound recordings by artists rated 2 and 3. A maximum of $20,000 in video funding is available per qualifying release per fiscal year, across all programs. This means that applications for video support within this program will diminish the amount that can be requested in the video component of any other program. The only component in this program is Video.

FACTOR - SPONSORSHIP

The Sponsorship program allows FACTOR to support worthy music-related projects and events that are looking for a smaller amount of support, or that do not quite fit other program mandates. New and genre-specific music festivals, broadcaster conferences, workshops, industry association events, and international showcases are examples of projects that FACTOR has been proud to support over the years. Extra consideration may be given to projects and events that largely benefit underserved communities, audiences and genres. These may include (for example) Northern, remote and rural communities; Indigenous peoples and Indigenous artists; Black artists and Artists of Colour; artists identifying as LGBTQ2A. Any Canadian person, company or organization with an appropriate project is eligible to apply. An Applicant Profile is not required.

FACTOR - SONGWRITERS WORKSHOP

The Songwriter’s Workshop Support program helps professional songwriters pay for the cost of attending domestic and international songwriting workshops and seminars on the craft and business of songwriting. Canadian professional songwriters can apply. Professional songwriters with an approved applicant profile can apply. A professional songwriter is defined as a Canadian songwriter with membership in a performing rights organization (e.g. SOCAN), and whose songs are primarily intended to be performed and/or recorded by someone other than the songwriter.

Awards and Showcases


June 15

2018 SUBMISSION BASED CCMA AWARDS (JUNE 15)

The Canadian Country Music Association is now accepting applications for the following submission-based awards of the 2018 CCMA Awards Program: 

June 30

MusicNL Week 2018 Award & Showcase Submission Guide

August 15

Folk Alliance International SHOWCASE APPLICATIONS OPEN

The Folk Alliance International showcase applications are now open.

May 11

Canada House at Reeperbahn 2018

CIMA is excited to be heading back to Germany for Reeperbahn 2018. We’ll once again be hosting a seventh installment of Canada House and presenting showcases. This is a fantastic opportunity to access the 3rd largest worldwide music market and Reeperbahn attracts thousands of artists and music industry professionals from across the globe.

June 15

SOCAN AWARDS FOR YOUNG COMPOSERS

Four prizes will be offered in each of five categories: 1st prize — $3,000; 2nd prize — $2,000; 3rd prize — $1,500; Young Composer Prize — $1,500 (21 years of age and younger). The John Weinzweig Grand Prize of $3,000 for the best overall work may also be awarded. Entries submitted will be examined by a jury of prominent composers selected by the SOCAN Foundation. Excellence will be an overriding factor in adjudication. The jury may, but need not, award all prizes in each category. The jury reserves the right, where deemed beneficial to the entry, to move an entry to another category. The jury’s decisions are final

Other Opportunities


WINNIPEG STINGRAY YOUNG PERFORMERS APPLICATIONS

Now in its 19th year, the Winnipeg Folk Festival is pleased to once again present the Stingray Young Performers Program. Open to emerging musicians ages 14-24. This training and performance program offers a day of workshops and mentoring with professional musicians hired to perform at this year’s festival. Participants also have the opportunity to perform … Continued

March 6

TOP OF THE COUNTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED ( MAR 6)

PLEASE EMAIL topofthecountry@siriusxm.ca TO APPLY!      SiriusXM Canada, the country’s leading audio entertainment company, today announced the launch of SiriusXM’s Top of the Country in partnership with the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA), offering a national platform exclusively for emerging Canadian country artists. The cross-Canada search will give participating acts a chance to play at … Continued

March 15

City of St. John’s Call for Performers

The 2018 Call for Performers is now open! Performers can submit applications for the following opportunities:

CCMA and SiriusXM Canada To Launch Top of the Country Music Competition

This coming Tuesday,  SiriusXM Top of the Country in partnership with CCMA, a new music competition offering a national platform exclusively for emerging Canadian country artists. Prizes include SOCAN Songwriting Camps, the opportunity to perform at one of Canada’s largest country music festivals, national press coverage and exposure, industry mentorship programs, opening for a major headliner at … Continued

City of St. John’s in Need of Instrumentalist(s)

Check out this opportunity! The City of St. John’s is looking for an instrumentalist(s) to play for 1.5 hours at their Retiree Awards. It will take place on February 15th, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. If you’re interested in this gig, please contact Kelly @ 576 – 6153, or at ksimms@stjohns.ca.

City of St. John’s Hosting ” So you Think You got Talent?” Show

The Youth Talent Show is an annual event hosted by the City of St. John’s, Recreation Division for youth aged 10 to 14 years. This is an opportunity for individuals or groups to display their artistic talents (i.e., singing, dancing, drama, playing in a band, martial arts, poetry reading, etc.) in a supportive and non-judgmental … Continued

Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge 2018

MusicNL is seeking a songwriter to send to the Canadian Songwriter Challenege in Charlottetown, PEI May 22-25, 2018. MusicPEI will take 4 PEI artists and pair them with 4 artists from the rest of Canada. MusicNL members in good standing may apply for this program. All travel costs will be covered by MusicPEI. The deadline … Continued

SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR YOUTH ARTISTS ON THE NEIL MURRAY 2018 NL FOLK FEST STAGE!

Are you under the age of 18? Do you want to perform on the Neil Murray Stage at the Folk Festival this year? It’s a fabulous opportunity to gain experience in being on stage, and being part of a wonderful festival!   Apply HERE  

February 28

Atlantic Records Seeking Songs- MDIIO

MDIIO free 6 month membership with promo code!

February 28

REQUEST FOR ENTERTAINMENT ( MARINE ATLANTIC)

  1. Introduction This Request for Information (“RFI”) is issued by by Marine Atlantic Inc. (“MAI”) for the purposes of gathering information about the marketplace in order to assist in the determination of future purchasing options or requirements. Respondents are asked to respond to MAI and provide the information requested below. Marine Atlantic Inc. (“MAI”) … Continued

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