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


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

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 info@musicnl.ca (709) 754-2574. For membership inquiries, please email info@musicnl.ca. 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

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