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Music - Sound Recording Grant

Grants to New Brunswick For-Profit Music
Production Companies for Recording Projects

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Government of New Brunswick (GNB) - Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture

Deadline Date:

09/06/19 11:59 PM AST


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Grants of up to $6,000 to New Brunswick music artists and production companies to support the recording of full-length albums, mini albums and EPs, and market-ready singles. Funding may be used for both pre-production and production expenses. The objectives of this program are as follows:

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.

Component Objectives:
- Provide investment for the production of New Brunswick sound recordings.
- Promote the development and growth of the New Brunswick music industry through providing opportunities to create, market and promote New Brunswick sound recordings with market potential.
- Encourage the career development of artists and the emergence of new talent and content.

Targeted Outcomes:
- To produce quality musical works from New Brunswick with market potential.
- To make these works accessible to New Brunswick residents and to the world.
- To increase the collaboration between the various links in the music industry chain.

For information on project eligibility and eligible expenses, see the following link:

For a list of other considerations, see the following link:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177500

Estimated Size of Grant:

The financial contribution is in the form of an investment of up to 50% of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $6,000. If the project takes place outside of New Brunswick, the financial contribution is in the form of an investment of up to 30% of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $6,000.

Applicants may apply more than once in the course of a fiscal year (April 1 to March 31) as long as the applicant is not in default. The maximum investment that an applicant may receive in a fiscal year for the Sound Recording Component is $6,000.

Term of Contract:

Eligible expenses must be incurred within a 10-month time as per below:
- April 1, 2019: January 31, 2020
- September 6, 2019: June 30, 2020

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant Eligibility:
- Applicants hold the rights for materials to be recorded or owns the master of the eligible sound recording for which funding is being requested.
- In the case where the applicant is not the artist, contracts with the artist(s) relating to production and distribution of the album (exclusive sound recording contract, co-production, license, etc.) are required.
- 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:
- Duplication of the album;
- 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;
- 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 funding

Pre-Application Information:

The financial contribution is in the form of an investment of up to 50% of eligible expenses. Applicants 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 $5,000, total non-public investment would need to be a minimum of $500.

The two deadlines for the 2019-2020 fiscal year are:
- March 17, 2019 | 11:59 PM AST *Eligible expenses may be incurred starting April 1, 2019.
- September 6, 2019 | 11:59 PM AST

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

75% of the allotted investment is paid in advance when the application is approved and the Funding Agreement has been signed, with the remaining 25% paid upon approval of the Completion Report.

Contact Information:

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

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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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Canada: New Brunswick