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


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.

FACTOR - MARKETING & PROMOTION FOR NON FACTOR RECORDINGS

This program supports the marketing of commercially released full-length sound recordings that were not acquired or produced with FACTOR funding. The sound recording must have been commercially released and achieved a qualifying sales threshold or had a track charting on commercial radio. Artists may apply on their own behalf if they retain the exploitation rights to the sound recording. If a record label controls the exploitation rights to the sound recording, the record label must apply. Artist applicants must have an approved applicant profile. Record labels including MEC-supported companies must have a reviewed and rated applicant profile.

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


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.

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.

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 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.

CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest

MusicNL Brings You the CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest!!!  Country Music Week® 2018, being held this year in Hamilton, Ontario from September 6-9 is just around the corner – and we want to help you get there. MusicNL is once again running a contest in tandem with the Canadian Country Music Association ® (CCMA®) for your … Continued

April 3

2018 MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARD NOMINATIONS

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

CANADA MUSIC INCUBATOR ARTIST MANAGER PROGRAM

The Artist Manager Program is an eight-week professional development program designed to mentor active artist managers and/or self-managed artists in a real world music industry environment. Delivered in collaboration with Coalition Music (Our Lady Peace, Simple Plan, USS, Finger Eleven, Justin Nozuka), this program takes a customized hands-on approach to working with artist managers to help build their management businesses and develop the careers of their artists.

CANADA’S MUSIC INCUBATOR ARTIST ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM

The Artist Entrepreneur Program is specifically designed to help emerging artists and bands from all genres build their businesses and careers. Canada’s Music Incubator’s main focus during the program includes mentoring, networking, and collaboration

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.

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