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Music Industry Development (MID) Program - Emerging Artist Component

Grants to New Brunswick Beginning Music Artists for
New Recordings, Publicity, and Career Development

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Music-Musique NB (MNB)

Deadline Date:

11/01/19 11:59 PM AST


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Grants of up to $1,500 to New Brunswick beginning artists to launch new careers in the music profession. Funding is intended to encourage the production of new recordings, career development, and marketing and publicity for new musicians throughout the Province.

MID Program Objectives:
- Foster the development and growth of the music industry in New Brunswick.
- Ensure that professional artists and music industry professionals have the skills, capacity, and tools to succeed in a global and digital environment.
- Encourage the continuous career development of both seasoned and emerging artists.
- Enable the music industry to play a greater role in developing its own talent and in strengthening the industry.
- Enable the music industry to play a greater role in contributing to the economic development of the province of New Brunswick.
- Provide artists, industry professionals, and music companies more opportunities to develop while remaining residents of the province.

Targeted Outcomes:
- To produce content for the purpose of providing career development tools and resources for the applicant
- To increase the visibility of emerging artists through the resources developed.

For a list of Eligible Expenses, please see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177495

Estimated Size of Grant:

The financial contribution is in the form of an investment of up to 75% of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $1,500.

Term of Contract:

Eligible expenses must be incurred between the application submission date and the project end date provided in the application. Applicants for the April 15 deadline may begin incurring expenses starting April 1, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant Eligibility:

- Emerging artists who have never released a full-length recording. A full-length recording is defined as having a minimum of thirty (30) minutes of play time.
- Applicants hold the rights for materials to be recorded or owns the master of the eligible sound recording for which funding is being requested.
- The Applicant can be an individual, or a registered business with Service NB (for groups and companies). In both cases, applicants must be residents of New Brunswick twelve (12) consecutive months prior to the application.
- For projects intended for artists submitted by companies: projects must be for artists that are residents of New Brunswick twelve (12) consecutive months prior to submitting an application.
- For groups, the majority of members must be residents of New Brunswick.
- Cover bands and tribute bands are not eligible.

Note: Government Departments, public agencies or other public institutions, and public or private broadcasters are not eligible to submit applications to this Component.

Ineligible Expenses:
- Expenses paid in cash without a detailed receipt, or paid through pre-paid methods such as gift certificates, vouchers or credits;
- Retail items (T-shirts, stickers and other merchandise items);
- Expenses paid to non-Canadian residents;
- Expenses incurred prior to the project application date;
- Artist fees, per diem, travel fees and hospitality expenses;
- Web hosting fees;
- Project administration fees;
- Donated services (in-kind);
- Equipment purchases;
- Audit expenses, personal legal fees, fines;
- Recoverable taxes, fees, or similar expenses;
- Interest charges on overdue payments;
- Hosting expenses (e.g. caterer, food, refreshments);
- Expenses not approved in the Project Budget, as provided by the Program Officer upon confirmation of investment.

Pre-Application Information:

The three deadlines for the 2019-2020 fiscal year are:
- April 15, 2019 | 11:59 PM AST
- August 1, 2019 | 11:59 PM AST
- November 1, 2019 | 11:59 PM AST

Decisions regarding the application will be communicated a maximum of six (6) weeks after the deadline.

Applicants may only receive investment from the Emerging Artist Component once.

The applicant must ensure that non-public investment sources represent a minimum of 10% of the investment allocation provided by the MID program. For example, if MID investment represents $1,000, total non-public investment would need to be a minimum of $100.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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For more information, contact:

Nicole L├ęger-Blockley
MID Program Officer

New Brunswick Music Industry Development (MID) Program
c/o Music/Musique NB
140, rue Botsford Street, Suite 30
Moncton, NB E1C 4X4

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: New Brunswick