FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines, April 15, 2019

Chasing some dollars to fund your next recording or cross-country tour? Hoping to enter your songs into a lucrative competition? Seeking showcase opportunities at festivals and conferences? Check our calendar and get into the groove. Submit now for Canadian Blast (pictured) at Americana fest in Nashville.


FYI  Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines, April 15, 2019

By Kerry Doole

Festivals and Conference Submission Deadlines


Now Open

CIMA Road Gold certification. Awarded to artists selling at least 25K tickets during their Canadian tour(s) over a12-month period.



Grants and Funding Deadlines


Now open

SOCAN Foundation Travel Assistance Program




Applications for Ontario Music Fund Company Development




Applications to showcase at CAPACOA, Ottawa, Nov. 13-17




Applications for Ontario Music Fund Music Futures




Applications for FACTOR Artist Development, Juried Sound Recording programs




Applications to showcase at Canada House, Reeperbahn 2019, Hamburg, Sept. 18-21




Applications for Radio Starmaker Fund




Applications for CIMA Canadian Blast, Americana fest, Nashville



Other Conferences and Business Opportunities



Canadian Music Week, Toronto, ON




East Coast Music Awards, Charlottetown, PEI




MIDEM, Cannes




North by Northeast festival and conference, Toronto, ON





Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik




Indie Week



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The Weeknd Spotted at Kendrick Lamar's 'Pop Out' Concert in Los Angeles

Unlike former Toronto Raptor DeMar DeRozan, the Scarborough-born artist never got onstage, but he was in the audience of the show that featured Drake diss tracks 'Not Like Us' and 'Euphoria.'

Kendrick Lamar took over the internet last night (June. 19) with his "Pop Out" concert live-streamed on Prime Video from the Kia Forum in Los Angeles. If it wasn't clear Kendrick had won public opinion in his beef with Drake, it was when the stage united cultural figures from L.A. — from up-and-comers to legends like Dr. Dre, basketball stars like Russell Westbrook, even someone Drake name-dropped in one of his diss tracks, DJ Mustard — to dance along to the scathing "Not Like Us."

DeMar DeRozan, the beloved former Toronto Raptor who was once close enough to Drake that he spilled the beans on an upcoming mixtape joined fellow L.A.-born NBA player Westbrook onstage at the Forum during "Not Like Us."

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