FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Sept. 30, 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. Festival 506 in Moncton (pictured) incorporates the Music NB Awards.

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Sept. 30, 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 12 months.



Grants and Funding Deadlines

Now open

SOCAN Foundation Travel Assistance Program




Applications for FACTOR Artist Dev, Juried Sound Recording Programs




Applications for Music BC Travel Grants



Other Conferences and Business Opportunities


Breakout West, Whitehorse, YK




Festival 506 and Music NB Awards, Moncton, MB




Halifax Pop Explosion Conference, Halifax, NS




Nova Scotia Music Week, Truro, NS




Folk Alliance, New Orleans, LA



5-9 Feb-20

Music PEI Week, Charlottetown, PE



9-15-Mar-20 J

Juno Week, Saskatoon, SK




ECMA Awards fest and conference, St. John's, NL




JazzAhead conference, Bremen, Germany




CMW fest and conference, Toronto, ON



Matt Barnes



New & Upcoming Canadian Album Releases: deadmau5 Returns with New EP, Hollerado's Menno Versteeg Goes Solo

Boy Golden and Begonia also have new releases this week, while Rush's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson are reissuing their solo albums.

A mid-summer release week brings some notable new releases from Canadian artists, including Oleyada andRuss Brannon. Hot off the exclusive cover story in the new Rolling Stone Quebec, deadmau5 is also back with a new release, some ep, that combines his first solo music in two years with his alter-ego Testpilot.

For Eden, meanwhile, is the second full-length from indie folk/roots songsmith Boy Golden (Liam Duncan). His debut LP, Church of Better Days, hit #1 at Canadian Alternative radio, and he has quickly become a favourite on the touring circuit. Already a Juno winner, Winnipegger Begonia turns heads with her force of nature voice, and new album Open Swim will spread the word.

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