FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Sept. 1, 2022

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 dates for next year's South By Southwest festival and conference (pictured) have been announced.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Sept. 1, 2022

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

Applications for SOCAN Foundation Relief Fund



Now open

Applications for FACTOR Comprehensive Artist program



Now open

Applications for SOCAN Foundation Travel Grants




Submissions for SOCAN Foundation Canadian Music Assistance




Applications for OMIF Music Creation grant



Other Conferences and Business Opportunities



Music Pro Summit




Canadian Country Music Week, Calgary, AB



13-18-Sept- 22

Americana conference and festival, Nashville, TN




Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala, Toronto




BreakOut West festival and conference




Indie Week conference




M for Montreal festival and conference




Mundial Montreal festival and conference





South By Southwest fest and conference, Austin, TX




Canadian Folk Music Awards, Vancouver, BC



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Live Nation Antitrust Lawsuit Expected to Be Filed by DOJ on Thursday

The lawsuit is expected to charge that the concert giant has a monopoly on event ticketing through Ticketmaster.

A Department of Justice lawsuit against Live Nation for violating U.S. antitrust laws is imminent and could be filed as soon as Thursday (May 23), a source with knowledge of the DOJ’s plans tells Billboard.

The lawsuit is rumored to charge that Live Nation has a monopoly on event ticketing through Ticketmaster and that it illegally uses its monopoly power to grow its business and stifle competition. The DOJ has been investigating Live Nation for more than two years. With that investigation now wrapped, company president Joe Berchtold recently said he was hopeful his company would avoid a legal showdown with the DOJ’s top antitrust lawyer, Jonathan Kanter.

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