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 funding program is designed to increase awareness of provincially produced music at local, national, and international levels, and to present NL music as an art form and viable economic driver.

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


October 18

MusicNL 2019 Awards Submission Guide

During the 2019 MusicNL Awards in St. John's, NL, MusicNL will present awards in approximately 30 categories. These awards are broken down into 3 main categories: Genre Based Awards, General Awards, and Industry Awards.

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.

Other Opportunities


October 16

MusicNL – WORKSHOP SERIES

Join us for these information packed workshops to improve your professional knowledge and skills!

August 6

MUSICNL SEEKS OPERATIONS AND PROGRAM MANAGER

MUSICNL is a non-profit, member-based organization that addresses key issues affecting the Newfoundland and Labrador music industry in order to implement positive change by presenting a strong voice to government, business and the community at large.    The Board of Directors of MusicNL is seeking applications from interested, qualified professionals for the interim position of … Continued

July 26

JOB OPPORTUNITY – TORONTO MENDELSSOHN CHOIR SEEKING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir (TMC) is inviting applications and referrals for the position of Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors and working closely with the Artistic Director, the Executive Director provides leadership and vision to ensure that the TMC’s mission is achieved and that the organization’s artistic, strategic, educational, and financial goals are … Continued

June 28

Submissions now open for the 2019/2020 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class

Emerging musicians can now submit applications for Canada’s leading artist development program, including immersive mentoring from music industry leaders

June 14

MUSIC VIDEO INCUBATOR: A partnership project of the Nickel Independent Film Festival and MusicNL

The Nickel & MusicNL Music Video Incubator is an exciting project to help local artists create high quality music videos. This project invites bands and individual musicians to collaborate with filmmakers 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.

May 17

Apply for Halifax Pop Explosion

Halifax Pop Explosion artist applications close for the year on May 17!

February 28

Factor – Annual Profile Review Deadline

Following the review, artist ratings and company ratings can go up or down. New ratings go into effect on April 1, 2019. Go to our website to get some tips, important notes and reminders for music companies and artists.

February 20

ShiftChange: Festival Perspectives from Atlantic Canada and Beyond

This year’s event takes place February 21-23, 2019 in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the Atlantica Hotel. It is open to both members and non-members and many industry and sector organizations are invited to attend including festival and theatre presenters, venue operators, event producers and tourism and municipality operators.

February 16

APTN – Indigenous Music Industry in Canada Needs Your Input For Success

The National Indigenous Music Impact Study is looking at the strengths, challenges and opportunities in the music industry. The goal of the study is to help the industry grow. Support the future of Indigenous music in Canada by completing the survey.

February 10

Canadian Music Publishers Association – Women In The Studio Program

Canadian Music Publishers Association is pleased to announce our Women in the Studio program for 2019. This year we are proud to be offering curated production-related opportunities and experiences to five producer-songwriters. The ideal candidates are: • already working producer-songwriters who identify as women • producer-songwriters do not need to be on your roster to … Continued

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