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FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines, August 12, 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. The Contact East conference (pictured) comes to Charlottetown next month.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines, August 12, 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

 


 

22-Aug-19

Applications for Radio Starmaker funding

 


 

17-Oct-19

Applications for FACTOR Artist Dev, Juried Sound Recording Programs

 


 

Other Conferences and Business Opportunities

 

26-29-Sept-19

Contact East, Charlottetown, PE

 


 

10-15-Sept

Americana Festival and Conference, Nashville, TN

 


 

2-6 -Oct-19

Breakout west, Whitehorse, YK

 


 

24-25-Oct-19

Halifax Pop Explosion Conference, Halifax, NS

 


 

13-17-Nov-19

indie Week, Toronto, ON

 


 

28-30-Jan-19

AmericanaUK Festival and Conference, London, UK

 


 

6-12-May-20

Canadian Music Week conference & festival, Toronto, ON

 


 

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DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla
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DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla

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Karan Aujla & DIVINE Debut in Top 25 on Billboard Canadian Albums Chart

B.C.-based Punjabi artist Karan Aujla and Indian rapper DIVINE land the No. 22 spot on this week's Canadian Albums chart with their new collaborative release, 'Street Dreams.' On the Canadian Hot 100, Beyoncé's "Texas Hold 'Em" ascends to No. 1, while Canadian pop artist Preston Pablo makes a debut.

B.C.-based Punjabi artist Karan Aujla and Indian rapper DIVINE are making moves together on Billboard's Canadian Albums chart this week, with their collaborative project, Street Dreams, debuting in the No. 22 spot.

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