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FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: March 4, 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. Applications for Music BC travel grants are now open.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: March 4, 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

 


 

5-Apr-19

Applications for Music BC Travel Grants

 


 

Other Conferences and Business Opportunities

 

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

 


 

7-16-June

North by Northeast festival and conference, Toronto, ON

 


 

6-9-Nov-19

iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, Iceland

 


 

13-17-Nov-19

indie Week, Toronto, 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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