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FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: January 17, 2021

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. Applications for the Jim Beam Virtual National Talent Search (pictured) are open until Feb. 21.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: January 17, 2021

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

 


 

Now open

Applications for Canada's Music Incubator core programs

 


 

21-Jan-21

Applications for Manitoba Film & Music, Music Recording Production Fund

 


 

21-Feb-21

Submissions for Jim Beam Virtual National Talent Search

 


 

Other Conferences and Business Opportunities

 

16-20-Feb-21

ScreenxScreen virtual conference

 


 

20-22-Feb-21

Shift Change festival and conference, Halifax, NS

 


 

16-20-Mar-21

South by Southwest festival and conference. Virtual

 


 

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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21-26-Sept-21

Americana festival, Nashville, TN

 


 

23-26-Sept-21

Contact East, Moncton, NB

 


 

16-19-Nov-21

Mundial Montreal

 


 

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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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