Internal Funding


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 8

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.


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

March 15

Deadline Reminder: Arts NL Grants ( Mar 15)

May 31

FACTOR: Artist Development /Juried Sound Recording


The SOCAN Foundation, founded in 1992, is dedicated to fostering musical creativity and promoting a better understanding of the role of music creators in today's society. The Foundation is an independent organization guided by its own board of directors. The board, which consists of

August 1


MuchFACT considers applications requesting co-financing for music videos and music related content six times a year. Applications are judged by a committee, and successful applicants receive non-recoupable award

August 1


The Canada Council for the Arts is a federal, arm's-length Crown corporation created by an Act of Parliament in 1957 (Canada Council for the Arts Act) "to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts." The Canada Council offers a broad range of

Awards and Showcases

March 31

Halifax Pop Explosion Applications Open

Halifax Pop Explosion - Artist Submissions Now Open Calling all bands, artists, and comedians: it's time to get loud. Applications to play HPX 2018 are now open.

March 5

2018 COCA National - Showcase Application

April 9


Other Opportunities

June 30

MusicNL Week 2017 Awards Submissions

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR AN INDUSTRY AWARD CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR A MUSIC AWARD CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR A SHOWCASE 2017 MUSICNL AWARDS: MEMBERS SUBMISSION GUIDE Submissions open on May 15, 2017 For submission questions, please contact (709) 754-2574. For membership inquiries, please email For any other concerns or comments regarding … Continued

Coming Soon: MusicNL Presents the NewFound Talent Contest: 41st Annual NL Folk Festival Edition!

Stay tuned! We’ll soon be announcing this year’s Folk Festival Edition of the NewFound Talent Contest!   The NewFound Talent Contest is an opportunity for young musicians aged under 19 to gain performance experience and compete for a chance to win a prize bundle aimed at kickstarting their musical career. Participants perform before judges who … Continued

Open Mic @ The Ship

Every Monday night, MusicNL presents a weekly open mic night at The Ship Pub (265 Duckworth Street)   Every week, one of our members will kick off the night with a couple songs, then open up the stage to anyone who wants to get up and play a tune (or two or three!).   It’s a … Continued

Call for Expressions of Interest: MusicNL Awards Producer/Director

Each year, Music Newfoundland & Labrador (MusicNL) presents an Awards Show as part of our annual Music Week & Conference. The Awards Show features live performances from several artists/groups and Awards are presented.   Producer/Director: MusicNL is seeking expressions of interest from qualified individuals to produce and direct the 2017 MusicNL Awards Show which will … Continued

May 19

MusicNL Is Hiring!

MUSICNL IS HIRING FOR MUSICNL WEEK 2017!   VOLUNTEER, YOUTH ENGAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION – 1 POSITION Duration:       52 weeks Wage:           $524.00 per week Employer:      Music Industry Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (Music NL) We will need one (1) candidate who will identify the volunteer requirements for the full … Continued


UPLOAD APPLICATION HERE CALL FOR PARTICIPATION MAY/JUNE 2017 The Nickel & MusicNL Music Video Incubator is an exciting new project to help local artists create high quality music videos. Evolving out of the 48 HR Challenge, this incubator encourages networking across disciplines, and fosters the development and talent of filmmakers in our province while also … Continued

May 15

FolkNorth 2017 – Dec 1-3 – Toronto – Showcase Applications Open Until May 15

3 Days,  30 Showcases, 30 Export Buyers December 1 to December 3, 2017 Toronto, ON As part of its ongoing work to build the Canadian folk music industry, Folk Music Canada is proud to announce the second edition of FolkNorth, an export-focused showcase event taking place in Toronto from December 1 to 3, 2017.    The … Continued

May 31

Invitation for Canadian Musicians to join the Canada C3 Expedition!

Canada C3 – A Canada 150 Signature Project   From Geoff Green, C.M. Expedition Leader, Canada C3 Founder & Executive Director, Students on Ice Foundation; “It is my pleasure to invite Canadian musicians to join the Canada C3 – Coast to Coast to Coast expedition, a Canada 150 signature project taking place in 2017, led by … Continued

May 27

Mr. H Presents… Make Music Happen Conference 4

   Mr. H Presents… Make Music Happen Conference (4) at Corner Brook Regional High   Contact: Paul Heppleston B.A., B.Ed. Company: Mr. H Presents Phone: 709-640-7625 Email: Location: Corner Brook Regional High Date: Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th Mr. H Presents, in partnership with MusicNL, is holding the fourth Make Music Happen songwriting … Continued

May 5

Bell Media Songwriter’s Challenge

The Bell Media Songwriter Challenge is an opportunity for songwriters across the province of Newfoundland and Labrador to hone their skills via a series of engaging workshops and panels with renowned industry professionals. The two-day event culminates in a Songwriters’ Circle that is open to the public on Sunday, June 4, 2017.