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FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Feb. 04, 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 still-important MIDEM conference in the south of France (pictured) is now held in early June.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Feb. 04, 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

 


 

1-Feb-19

Applications reopen for SOCAN Foundation Travel Assistance Grants

 


 

Other Conferences and Business Opportunities

 

8-Feb-19

Submissions for CCMA Songwriters Series, Sept. 5-7

 


 

13-17-Feb-19

Folk Alliance International conference, Montreal, PQ

 


 

5-8-March-19

International Live Music Conference, London, UK

 


 

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

 


 

4-7-June-19

MIDEM, Cannes

 


 

16-18-Aug-19

DIY Musician Conference, Austin, TX

 


 

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Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services
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Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services

There's a more explicit Biggie verse in the vault, according to the NBA legend.

Shaq’s classic with Biggie is finally available on streaming services. The news was broken by FakeShoreDrive on X earlier this week, and the Hall of Fame big man confirmed the news Thursday afternoon (June 13).

The year is 1996 and Shaquille O’Neal and the Notorious B.I.G. are two of the biggest figures in their respective fields. Shaq was entering the last year of his deal with the Orlando Magic before he headed west to the Los Angeles Lakers at the end of the 1995-1996 season. Biggie was getting ready to release his sophomore album, Life After Death, while in the throws of a beef with 2Pac. Big name-dropped the NBA player on the song “Gimme the Loot” off his debut album, Ready to Die, and the two had a mutual respect for each other ever since.

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