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 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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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

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.