Internal Funding


July 26

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

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

External Funding


October 17

FUNDING - FACTOR ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

October 17

FUNDING - FACTOR JURIED SOUND RECORDING PROGRAM

September 15

FUNDING - ARTSNL PROFESSIONAL PROJECT GRANTS PROGRAM

February 18

SOCAN - Canadian Music Assistance

Generally, this program only funds a small portion of the applicant’s budget. Minimum grant level is $1,000. Historically, the average Canadian Music Assistance grant is $1,500. Applicants with a long track record of successful applications to the SOCAN Foundation’s Canadian Music Assistance program may be invited to enter into a Sponsorship Agreement with the SOCAN Foundation. Historically, the average Sponsorship amount is $5,000. Applicants may receive no more than one (1) application to this program per calendar year.

February 18

SOCAN - Work Commissioning Assistance

Grants are provided to assist individuals, corporations, performers, ensembles, and presenters to commission SOCAN members to create new works in all genres of music. The intent of this program is to reach beyond local, regional, provincial, and federal arts council funding bodies and encourage other members of our community (individuals, organizations or companies) to commission new musical works.

Awards and Showcases


May 17

SHOWCASE: HALIFAX POP EXPLOSION SUBMISSIONS

HPX is the Halifax Pop Explosion, an annual festival that presents over 150 artists, comedians and speakers in more than 15 venues across the city.

May 12

SHOWCASE: POP MONTREAL

For musicians and artists, fans, curators, critics, record labels and industry, POP Montreal is the North American festival that provides a dynamic introduction to the next generation of musical talent and independent art forms.

March 31

NORTHERN TOUCH MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019

The 2019 Northern Touch Music Festival (NTFM) submissions are now open to singers, producers, rappers and DJ's. All selected artists will receive a full conference pass which will include education and meetings with industry from around the globe. 

March 30

Submissions Now Open for Contact East 2019

Celebrating its 44th year, Contact East is Atlantic Canada's premier performing arts booking, showcasing and professional development conference that brings together over 200 presenters, agents, managers and artists from around the world. Full details on Contact East including how to submit can be found here.

February 28

SERFA - 12TH Annual Conference in Chattanooga, TN May 15-19, 2019 Showcases

Official showcases take place in Chattanooga, TN on May 15 - 19, 2019 and and feature artists selected by committee. Each act plays for approximately 15 minutes. Up to eight performers are featured each night. The performances are open to the public. Tickets are $15, and a three-night ticket is $30. Tickets are available at the door on the night of the performance, and do not grant access to any other conference events, including guerrilla showcases.

Other Opportunities


January 20

Atlantic Presenters Association – Box Office Summit

We at APA know how important the box office is to all organizations: if you sell tickets, the box office is at your core. Join us on February 20, 8:30-5:30, at the Atlantica Hotel Halifax for this exclusive day long event that includes comprehensive pitch sessions, Q&A period and one on one business meetings.

January 4

Canadian Song Challenge at ECMA 2019

Music PEI and ECMA are excited to announce a new partnership between ECMA 2019 and Music PEI’s Canadian Song Conference. These two events will partner this year to present a songwriting stream during the ECMA Conference taking place in Charlottetown, PEI from May 1-5, 2019. This joint initiative will leverage the strength of the Music PEI Canadian Song … Continued

June 30

Job Opportunity – St. Mark’s Church – Saturday Band Director

      St. Mark’s is a progressive, inclusive and welcoming faith community that celebrates its faith through the beauty of its liturgy and music and in serving our neighbours. We share in the sacraments and seek to carry God’s love into the world. At St. Mark’s there are no outsiders. St. Mark’s cherishes all … Continued

May 18

Bell Media Songwriting Challenge 2018

Now in its fourth installment, the 2018 MusicNL Bell Media Songwriting Challenge is a weekend of collaborative songwriting facilitated by internationally-acclaimed songwriter Jenson Vaughan with local award-winners Janet Cull and Mick Davis.

May 11

The Amelia Earhart Songwriting Competition

Calling all NL composers & songwriters! We are asking that you create a piece of music to commemorate Amelia Earhart's historical crossing in June of 1928.

April 25

MUNDIAL MONTREAL DIVERSITY IN MUSIC AWARD

Mundial Montréal is proud to partner with the Conseil des arts de Montréal and its partner for the 8th Diversity in Music Award.

April 20

Perform at NXNE: Expressions of Interest

MusicNL will be accepting expressions of interest for a stage taking place on Thursday, June 14, 2017. Submissions will be reviewed by a committee and successful applicants will have the opportunity to perform as a part of NXNE and attend an industry mixer. All applicants will be given assistance to apply to FACTOR for travel funding.

April 13

MUSIC VIDEO INCUBATOR: A PARTNERSHIP PROJECT OF THE NICKEL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL AND MUSICNL

The Nickel & MusicNL Music Video Incubator (Incubator) is an exciting new project to help local artists create high quality music videos. This project invites bands, individual musicians and filmmakers to collaborate on a music video with professional-level mentorship and technical support. The Incubator encourages networking across disciplines, fosters the development of emerging filmmakers, and offers musicians a high quality promotional tool.

April 3

2018 MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARD NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 2018 Music Industry Award Nominations can be made HERE

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:

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