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FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines, June 3, 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. One of the most important events in roots music, Folk Alliance International (pictured), heads to The Big Easy in January.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines, June 3, 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

 


 

28-Jun-19

Submissions for Canadian Folk Music Awards, Charlottetown, April 3-4, 2020

 


 

28-Jun-19

Applications for Artist Entrepreneur West, Calgary, AB, Nov. 4 - Dec. 6

 


 

2-Aug-19

Submissions for it's Your Shot Contest

 


 

17-Oct-19

Applications for FACTOR Artist Development, Juried Sound Recording programs

 


 

Other Conferences and Business Opportunities

 

4-7-June-19

MIDEM, Cannes

 


 

7-16-June

North by Northeast festival and conference, Toronto, ON

 


 

10-15-Sept

Americana Festival and Conference, Nashville, TN

 


 

2-6 -Oct-19

Breakout west, Whitehorse, YK

 


 

22-26-Jan-19

Folk Allance conference, New Orleans, LA

 


 

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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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