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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:

11/01/18 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.

The Music Industry Development (MID) Program Emerging Artist Component Objective is to assist emerging artists from New Brunswick with the creation of tools and resources to further develop their career path.

The Emerging Artist Component Target Outcomes are to produce content for the purpose of providing career development tools and resources for the applicant; and to increase the visibility of emerging artists through the resources developed.

Eligible Projects - Examples of Projects:

- Production of a professional demo recording (typically 2-3 tracks);
- Marketing, promotional branding and design;
- Photography;
- Promotional video;
- Other tools and resources designed to enhance the applicant’s career.

Eligible Expenses:

Sound Recording Production: Rehearsal space rental; recording studio time, equipment rental and recording staff fees; mixing, mastering, artwork, photography, design; hired musicians’ fees; and some duplication costs (for marketing and promotion purposes).

Video Production: Video shoot and editing; equipment rental; venue rental; and other staff fees.

Publicity, Marketing and Promotion: Advertising (including digital and social media ads); website development; professional photography; and other staff fees.

Additional Expense-Related Information:

- Eligible expenses should be based on fair market prices.
- In the event that an applicant intends to self-produce their recording in their own studio, the applicant must be able to provide examples of similar projects they have contracted with artists other than themselves in order for the expense to be admissible.
- All services provided in-house by the artist or a member of the group must be charged at verifiable fair market value with no markup. The party providing the service must also be in the business of, or professionally employed to provide such services. Proof may be required.
- For all other expenses not listed above, applicants should contact the MID Program Officer.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177495

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum Investment: $1,500.

Term of Contract:

Applicants may begin incurring eligible expenses as soon as their application has been submitted. Eligible expenses must be incurred between the application submission date and the project end date provided in the application.

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.
- Applicants must be residents of New Brunswick twelve (12) consecutive months prior to application, and have paid their last income taxes in New Brunswick.
- For groups, the majority of members must be residents of New Brunswick.

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;
- Expenses paid without a receipt, or paid through pre-paid methods such as gift certificates, vouchers or credits;
- Retail items (T-shirts, stickers and other merchandise items);
- Expenses incurred prior to the project application date;
- Per diem, travel fees and hospitality expenses;
- 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 Financial Report spreadsheet, as provided by the Program Officer upon confirmation of investment

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: November 1, 2018, 11:59 PM AST

Decisions regarding the application will be communicated a maximum of five (5) weeks after the deadline.

Application Process:

Applicants must complete an Applicant Profile before applying. Those who already have an Applicant Profile, should update all relevant information before submitting. Its content is part of the evaluation process.

Once the Applicant Profile is complete, the applicant should proceed to the application form for this component, submitting all supporting information and materials including:
- One (1) demo track (if applying for the production of a professional demo);
- Quotes from all service providers (studio, producer, graphic designer, etc.);
- Lyrics (if applicable);
- CVs or biographies of all relevant team members;
- A short narrative on how this project will help the applicant’s career;
- Completed Financial Report Spreadsheet.

The application must be submitted before the start of the project. Once the application is submitted, it will be reviewed by our MID Program Officer prior to the jury process.

Applicants under 18 years of age must submit a signed Parent or Legal Guardian Consent Form with the application.

Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be accepted unless prior arrangements have been made with the Program Officer.

Applicants considered in default (e.g. outstanding completion reports from previous projects) cannot apply to any component of the MID program until the issue involving the default status is resolved with the Program Officer.

The financial contribution is in the form of an investment of up to 75% of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $1,500. Applicants may only receive investment once under the Emerging Artist Component.

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.

For more information, applicants should contact the Program Officer.

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Contact Information:

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

To apply:
(Create Applicant Profile)

For more information, contact:

Nicole Léger-Blockley
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