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FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: August 10, 2020

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. Keep in mind that pandemic fears are likely to threaten some of the events listed. The deadline for applications for the covid-19 CMF Emergency Support Fund has been extended to Aug. 12, while the next deadline for the FACTOR Juried Sound Recording program (pictured)  is Oct. 29.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: August 10, 2020

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 a 12-month period

 


 

Grants and Funding Deadlines

 

Now open

Canada Council Grants

 


 

Now open

FACTOR Songwriting Development Program

 


 

12-Aug-20

Applications for covid-19 CMF Emergency Support Fund

 


 

14-Aug-20

Applications for AMP Talent Accelerator Program VIFF

 


 

15-Aug-20

Applications for SOCAN Foundation Relief Fund

 


 

20-Aug-20

Applications for Radio Starmaker

 


 

23-Aug-20

Applications for Walk of Fame Emerging Musician Program

 


 

01-Sep-20

Applications for FACTOR Showcase Production

 


 

17-Sep-20

Applications for MB Film & Music Recording Production Fund

 


 

29-Oct-20

Applications for OMIF Music Industry Initiatives

 


 

29-Oct-20

Applications for FACTOR Juried Sound Recording program

 


 

Other Conferences and Business Opportunities

 

25-26-Sep-20

Contact(less) East digital conference

 


 

25-Sep-Oct-9

BreakOut West, online version

 


 

1-4-Oct-20

CMAOntario Awards and festival, London, ON

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21-24-Oct-20

Halifax Pop Explosion, Halifax, NS - online version

 


 

18-21-Nov-20

M for Montreal, Montreal, PQ

 


 

9-10_Apr-2021

Canadian Folk Music Awards, Charlottetown, PE

 


 

11-20-Jun-2021

NXNE Music and Gaming Festival, Toronto, ON

 


 

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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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