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 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.

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


August 7

HILLSIDE FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS (AUG 7)

Set in a beautiful, accessible conservation area with campgrounds on Guelph Lake, our summer festival is world-renowned as one of Canada’s most progressive, environmentally conscious, completely non-commercial community celebrations. We create a village on Guelph Lake Island that we fill with music, dance, drumming, food, crafts, and more. Join us on the Island this summer! July 13 – 15, 2018

September 19

A3C FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS (SEPT 19)

Founded in 2005, the A3C Festival & Conference has grown from a local showcase to become one of the most important hip-hop events of the year, which is commonly referred to as “Hip-Hop’s Family Reunion." All 3 Coasts (A3C) gather annually in Atlanta to connect, create and build together.

August 1

TORONTO INDIE MUSIC AWARD SUBMISSIONS (AUG 1)

TIMA is a homegrown annual award ceremony and series of showcases with a mandate to provide independent musicians with a platform to attain the knowledge and tools for success. It was created in 2004 by Dani Oliva to support independent musicians. TIMA is free for musicians that reside in the Province of Ontario.

July 31

ICELAND AIRWAVES SUBMISSIONS (JULY 31)

July 16

INDIE WEEK UK SUBMISSIONS (JULY 16)

Other Opportunities


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:

CCMA and SiriusXM Canada To Launch Top of the Country Music Competition

This coming Tuesday,  SiriusXM Top of the Country in partnership with CCMA, a new music competition offering a national platform exclusively for emerging Canadian country artists. Prizes include SOCAN Songwriting Camps, the opportunity to perform at one of Canada’s largest country music festivals, national press coverage and exposure, industry mentorship programs, opening for a major headliner at … Continued

City of St. John’s in Need of Instrumentalist(s)

Check out this opportunity! The City of St. John’s is looking for an instrumentalist(s) to play for 1.5 hours at their Retiree Awards. It will take place on February 15th, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. If you’re interested in this gig, please contact Kelly @ 576 – 6153, or at ksimms@stjohns.ca.

City of St. John’s Hosting ” So you Think You got Talent?” Show

The Youth Talent Show is an annual event hosted by the City of St. John’s, Recreation Division for youth aged 10 to 14 years. This is an opportunity for individuals or groups to display their artistic talents (i.e., singing, dancing, drama, playing in a band, martial arts, poetry reading, etc.) in a supportive and non-judgmental … Continued

Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge 2018

MusicNL is seeking a songwriter to send to the Canadian Songwriter Challenege in Charlottetown, PEI May 22-25, 2018. MusicPEI will take 4 PEI artists and pair them with 4 artists from the rest of Canada. MusicNL members in good standing may apply for this program. All travel costs will be covered by MusicPEI. The deadline … Continued

SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR YOUTH ARTISTS ON THE NEIL MURRAY 2018 NL FOLK FEST STAGE!

Are you under the age of 18? Do you want to perform on the Neil Murray Stage at the Folk Festival this year? It’s a fabulous opportunity to gain experience in being on stage, and being part of a wonderful festival!   Apply HERE  

February 28

Atlantic Records Seeking Songs- MDIIO

MDIIO free 6 month membership with promo code!

February 28

REQUEST FOR ENTERTAINMENT ( MARINE ATLANTIC)

  1. Introduction This Request for Information (“RFI”) is issued by by Marine Atlantic Inc. (“MAI”) for the purposes of gathering information about the marketplace in order to assist in the determination of future purchasing options or requirements. Respondents are asked to respond to MAI and provide the information requested below. Marine Atlantic Inc. (“MAI”) … Continued

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

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