Category Archives: Grant Writing


Creative BC launched new grants from December through till March!

PROGRAMS LAUNCHING FROM DECEMBER 2016 THROUGH MARCH 2017 Sound Recording Program – Budgets may be $3000 or higher and will cover 50% of sound recording expenses in BC, up to a maximum of $75,000. Applicants must be BC incorporated or a registered business in BC and own 100% of the …

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Tips and Tricks to creating your FACTOR artist and applicant profiles

There is an upcoming deadline of August 31st for all artists to submit their profiles into the FACTOR system. IF YOU WISH TO APPLY FOR FUTURE FUNDING YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE THIS SUBMITTED by this deadline date. You cannot submit later this year, so this is your chance. While the FACTOR website can be …

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BC Premier announces 15M Music Grant today

What happens when Christy Clark, Chad Kroeger and Michael Buble are all in the same room? Magic happens… Today I attended a music conference hosted by Creative BC, Music BC and Music Canada. There, BC’s Premier Christy Clark announced that the BC Government will be allocating 15M of funding into …

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FACTOR announces new “Artist Development” Grant Program starting April 1!

As of January 29, 2016, FACTOR will no longer be accepted Demo Program grants. In replace of this it seems as though FACTOR has put together a smart “All In One” grant application for Artist Development which will be launched April 1, 2016. Eligible artists will include those who have …

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What is all this TIDAL talk!?

I wake up Monday, and come into work and BOOM, we are seeing photos and video footage of some of the largest acts in the music industry, huddled around for a press conference. Of course it created a buzz, a curiosity and an anticipation for something big to come….. Then came, …

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New grant offered from the province of Ontario for International and Canadian Talent!

Today I found out about a new company; Ontario Music Fund, which is a brand new grant offered by the province of Ontario. This will cover costs such as mixing, mastering, editing, recording as long as the recording takes place in Ontario. While Canadian producers and mixers are encouraged to …

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FACTOR changes for 2013 applicants. Artist profile deadline by March 31!!

Thanks so much to Music BC for putting on a FACTOR seminar last night on the new website and changes. Some MAJOR things have been changed and for any canadian artist looking to apply for funding in the next 3 weeks you will have to: 1. Create an user account …

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Project Checklist for an album release. Part 5 of 5

At this time, you have already released your album and single. You have been promoting and building a team. There are a couple steps which you need to take in order to proceed. Here is part 5 of 5; A Month After the Album/EP Release: (Canadian bands apply for any additional …

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Project Checklist for an album release; Part 3 of 5

Here is part 3 of 5 for your project checklist for an upcoming album/EP release. This is already past the stage of Recording and Mastering. You are now releasing your single and the EP/album to follow roughly 4 weeks later: Single out + 4 weeks to album/EP release : (Canadian …

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Notes to Canadian artists on Factor grant changes 2013

There are several very important changes that Factor has made on their upcoming applications effective April 1, 2013. This info is very valuable for Canadian artists and companies, so is this is YOU, please spend 5 mins to get caught up here!: http://factor.ca/docs/news/Major%20Changes.pdf Congrats to two of my clients The …

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