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Billboard Canada FYI Calendar of Festival and Funding Deadlines: BreakOut West, Global Toronto

A roundup of deadlines for festivals, grants, conferences and other music business opportunities.

Global Toronto's Call for Artists

Global Toronto's Call for Artists (Amai Kuda)

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Festivals and Conference Submission Deadlines

CIMA Road Gold certification. Awarded to artists selling at least 25K tickets during their Canadian tour(s) over a 12-month period - now open

Full info here


Grants and Funding Deadlines

Canada Council Grants - now open

Full info here

FACTOR Songwriter Development Program - now open

Full info here

Applications for SOCAN Foundation Relief Fund - now open

Full info here

Applications for SOCAN Foundation Travel Grants - now open

Full info here


Other Conferences and Business Opportunities

Music PEI Week, Charlottetown, PEI - Mar. 06-10, 2024

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SXSW festival and conference, Austin, TX - Mar. 8-16, 2024

Full info here

2024 Juno Week and Awards, Halifax, NS - Mar. 21-24, 2024

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Full info here

Canadian Folk Music Awards, St. John's, NL - Apr. 4-7, 2024

Full info here

East Coast Music Week & Awards, Charlottetown, PEI - May 1-5, 2024

Full info here

CMAOntario Festival & Awards, Mississauga, ON - May 31-June 2, 2024

Full info here

Canadian Music Week, Toronto, ON - Jun. 3-5, 2024

Full info here

North By Northeast Music Festival, Toronto, ON - Jun. 12-16, 2024

Full info here

CCMA Country Music Week & Awards, Edmonton, AB - Sep. 11-14, 2024

Full info here

BreakOut West festival and conference, Saskatoon, SK - Sep. 24-29, 2024

Full info here

Global Toronto 2024 conference, Toronto, ON - Sep. 27-Oct 1, 2024

Full info here

Folk Music Ontario conference, Mississauga, ON - Oct. 3-6, 2024

Full info here

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50 Cent

50 Cent

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50 Cent Takes A Victory Lap at Toronto's Cabana Pool Bar: Canadian Concerts of the Week

Also this week: it's festival season, with Hillside, Le Festif! and the Vancouver Folk Music Festival all happening on the same weekend.

Summer is in swing, and that means festival season. While many of the biggest ones take place in August, this weekend sees a handful of folk or adjacent events with the perfect summer vibes. Find those below, after our concert of the week featuring one of the biggest rap success stories of the last two decades.

Concert of the Week

50 Cent at Cabana Pool Bar, Toronto — Saturday, July 20

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