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FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Dec. 3, 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? Check our calendar and get into the groove. The Canadian roots music community is excited by the arrival of the Folk Alliance International conference in Montreal in February.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Dec. 3, 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) throughout any 12 months.

 


 

Grants and Funding Deadlines

 

Now open

SOCAN Foundation Travel Assistance Program

 


 

21-Dec-18

Showcase applications for JunoFest 2019, London, ON, March 15-16

 


 

7-Jan-18

Showcase applications for CMW, Toronto, ON, May 6-12

 


 

Other Conferences and Business Opportunities

 

13-17-Feb-19

Folk Alliance International conference, Montreal, PQ

 


 

8-17-March-19

South By Southwest festival and conference, Austin, TX

 


 

6-12 -May-19

Canadian Music Week, Toronto, ON

 


 

1-5-May-19

East Coast Music Awards, Charlottetown, PEI

 


 

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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.

The seven-track album, released Feb. 16, blends harder hip-hop and smooth R&B pop, the latter shining through especially on the Jonita Gandhi-assisted "Yaad." It's not Aujla's highest spot on the Albums chart — he reached No. 5 in 2023 with Making Memories, his collaboration with Canadian Punjabi artist Ikky — but it gives him some momentum going into his upcoming performance at the Juno Awards on Mar. 24, where he's nominated for TikTok Juno fan choice and breakthrough artist.

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