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


November 14

CANADIAN SONGWRITING COMPETITION 2017/18 DEADLINE EXTENSION ( NOV 14)

Canadian Songwriting Competition’s early bird deadline has been extended to November 14, 2017. This does not affect your member discount codes: MANL1718. This code will be effective until our final deadline of January 31, 2018.   If  members apply by November 14, they will receive both the early bird discount and their member discount.   … Continued

November 15

BUSINESS & ARTS NL HOSTS GRANT WRITING WORKSHOPS ( NOV 15)

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Time: 1PM to 5PM Location: Neal Building, Fourth Floor, 50 Harbour Drive Price: $10 Members/$15 Non-Members Registration: Advance registration is required. Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/grant-proposal-writing-business-workshops-for-artists-series-tickets-39406680442?aff=es2 This workshop will provide a comprehensive look at proposal development specifically focusing on writing formal grant applications. The key components of the workshop will explore … Continued

August 8

Call for Interest on the Reuse of Immaculate Conception Church, Harbour Grace

      Call for Expressions of Interest on the Adaptive Reuse of Immaculate Conception Church, Harbour Grace         The Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Falls is seeking Calls for Expressions of Interest on the adaptive reuse of the former Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Harbour Grace.  Opened in 1892, this large stone … Continued

August 4

2017 MusicNL Award Show Production Request for Proposals

  To Whom It May Concern, MusicNL is seeking the services of a production company for their 2017 Award Show to be held Sunday, October 15th at the new St. John’s Convention Centre. Load-in and set-up will commence 8:00 am on Saturday, October 14th and continue throughout that day and night until completion (including back … Continued

July 27

Statoil MusicNL NewFound Talent Contest 2017

  STATOIL & MUSICNL SHINE THE SPOTLIGHT ON YOUTH TALENT With the Statoil MusicNL Newfound Talent Contest            St. John’s, NL, Canada – July 13, 2017:  Statoil and MusicNL are proud to present the Statoil MusicNL Newfound Talent Contest at the 41st Annual Folk Festival in Bannerman Park for the fourth consecutive … Continued

STATOIL ARTSSMARTS SCHOLARSHIP

Statoil ArtsSmarts scholarship returns for a third year FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2017 (St. John’s, NL) – Statoil has renewed its partnership with ArtsNL in support of the ArtsSmarts grant program and will award the Statoil ArtsSmarts Scholarship for a third year. The scholarship was established as part of Statoil’s ongoing commitment to arts … Continued

MELANIE O’BRIEN VOCAL INSTRUCTION PRESENTS CAFE NIGHT: A YOUTH PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP!

Are you ready to perfect your stage presence? Learn how to perform your favorite pop/rock/country or original music, chat to your audience and use a microphone and equipment all with the confidence of a pro! Spend three days with Melanie O’Brien and your peers. You will learn how to critique each other and work on group numbers with Melanie coaching … Continued

June 30

Applications now open for Australian Music Week 2017!

      The East Coast Music Association (ECMA), Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA), and BreakOut West Present: Canadian Blast @ Australian Music Week – Music Export Canada. APPLY HERE ECMA, CIMA, and BreakOut West are excited to partner with Australian Music Week to give the opportunity for six artists (two from each Association) to perform at Australian Music Week festival and … Continued

July 4

Apply now for the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class!

Co-developed by Canada’s Music Incubator at Coalition Music, the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class helps emerging artists hone their craft and gives them the tools they need to take their music career to the next level. APPLY HERE DEADLINE is JULY 4/17! In order to apply to the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class program, please prepare the following information … Continued

June 30

CALL FOR JURORS: SHOWCASE AND AWARD SELECTION

Happy 25th Anniversary MusicNL!  In preparation for MusicNL Week 2017, we are looking for your expertise. JUROR FORM   Past Jurors: The staff and Board of Directors of MusicNL are calling on all jurors who have worked with us in the past on awards and showcase review. We need your eye for detail, and ear for originality, … Continued

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