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FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Dec. 28, 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 affect some of the events listed. Dates for a virtual version of Canadian Music Week (pictured) have just been announced. 

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Dec. 28, 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

 


 

Now open

Passport: Music Export Summit

 


 

Now open

Applications for FACTOR Comprehensive Artist program

 


 

10-Jan-21

Applications to showcase at Tallinn Music Week, May 6-8

 


 

21-Jan-21

Applications for Manitoba Film & Music, Music Recording Production Fund

 


 

Other Conferences and Business Opportunities

 

16-20-Feb-21

ScreenxScreen virtual conference

 


 

22-25-Feb-21

Folk Alliance - Folk Unlocked virtual conference

 


 

3-7-Mar-21

Music PEI Week

 


 

5-9-May-21

ECMAs, Sydney, NS

 


 

17-21-May-21

Canadian Music Week festival and conference. Virtual

 


 

14-18-Jun-21

Global Toronto conference and showcases online

 


 

6-12-Sept-21

CCMA Country Music Week, London, ON

 


 

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Beyoncé

Beyoncé

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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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