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FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: April 30, 2018

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 for a career boost? Check our calendar and get into the groove. Music publishers should note May 8 as the deadline for applications for the SOCAN anglophone Publisher of the Year Award.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: April 30, 2018

By Kerry Doole

Festivals and Conference Submission Deadlines

 

Now Open

CIMA Road Gold Certification: Applications now open. This program acknowledges the dedication and drive of Canada's touring artists and bands. It is awarded to those artists who have sold at least 25,000 tickets during their Canadian tour(s) over the course of any 12-month period

 


 

Grants and Funding Deadlines

 

Now open

SOCAN Foundation Travel Assistance Program

 


 

31-May-18

FACTOR Artist Development Grants

 


 

15-Jun-18

Submissions for Canadian Folk Music Awards

 


 

Grants and Funding Deadlines

 

8-May-18

Applications for SOCAN anglophone Publisher of the Year Award

 


 

Other Conferences and Business Opportunities

 

7-9-May-18

ASCAP I Create Music Exp, Los Angeles, CA

 


 

7-13-May-18

Canadian Music Week, Toronto

 


 

25-May-18

Application for Canadian Blast at Americana conference, Nashville, Sept. 11-16

 


 

5-8-June-18

MIDEM Conference, Cannes, France

 


 

8-17-June-18

North by Northeast Festival, Toronto, ON

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24-26-Sept-18

Showcase PEI, Charlottetown, PEI

 


 

10-14-Oct-18

BreakOut West, Kelowna, BC

 


 

3-7-Oct-18

AC# Hip-Hop Fest & Conference, Atlanta, GA

 


 

6-11-Nov-18

Indie Week, Toronto, ON

 


 

30-Nov-1 -Dec -18

Canadian Folk Music Awards, Calgary, AB

 


 

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Beyoncé

Beyoncé

FYI

The Billboard Canada FYI Bulletin: Beyoncé Country Hit A Win For Canadian Songwriters

Also in this week's roundup of industry news: Kayla Diamond launches her own boutique imprint, SOCAN names an ombudsman, and time's running out for noms for this year's Rosalie Award honouring trailblazing women in broadcasting.

Beyoncé becomes the first Black woman to top Billboard’s Country Songs chart with “Texas Hold ‘Em” and it has gone to No. 1 on iTunes in 14 different countries and counting. There are some surprising connections. The song is co-written and co-produced by Ontario-born writer/producer Nathan Ferraro, whose previous collaborations include working with Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepsen, Bear Mountain, RALPH, Shawn Hook, Alyssa Reid, Jessie Reyez, Lowell and Tyler Shaw.

In fact, the song has deep Canadian origins. Two other Canadian songwriters participated in this runaway hit: Megan Bülow (who records and performs as bülow) as and Elizabeth "Lowell" Boland (a.k.a. Lowell), with Ferraro co-producing the track with Killah B and Beyoncé.

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