FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines, Nov. 5, 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 deadline for submissions for the 2019 Juno Awards is Friday.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines, Nov. 5, 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) over the course of any 12-month period



Grants and Funding Deadlines


Now open

SOCAN Foundation Travel Assistance Program




Submissions for 2019 Juno Awards nominations




Applications for Radio Starmaker Fund




Applications for MusiCounts Band Aid program




Showcase applications for CMW 2019, Toronto, ON, May 6-12



Other Conferences and Business Opportunities



Indie Week, Toronto, ON




Saskatchewan Music Week and Summit, Regina, SK



30-Nov-1 -Dec -18

Canadian Folk Music Awards, Calgary, AB




South By Southwest festival and conference, Austin, TX




6-12 -May-19

Canadian Music Week, Toronto, ON



Three Radio Insiders on the State of Canadian Radio
Bill King

Three Radio Insiders on the State of Canadian Radio

To get a fix on the volatile situation, Bill King speaks with three veteran insiders with unique insights.

In early February, Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) announced a substantial workforce reduction, initiating the elimination of 4,800 jobs, equivalent to approximately nine percent of its workforce. This significant downsizing, coupled with plans to divest 45 radio stations nationwide, underscores one of the most extensive layoffs in recent Canadian history.

The decision continues to reverberate through an industry already grappling with diminished revenues and persistent losses in BCE's news division. The move reflects the company's strategic imperative to streamline operations and navigate the challenging terrain of the contemporary market.

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