MID • Emerging Artist

New Brunswick
MUSIC INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT (MID) PROGRAM

Emerging Artist Component | 2019-2020

Objective

To assist emerging artists from New Brunswick with the creation of tools and resources to further develop their career path.

Financial Contribution and Level of investment

Up to 75% of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $1,500. Applicants may only receive investment from this component once.

The maximum investment that an applicant may receive in a fiscal year for all components combined (excluding the Sound Recording Component) is $10,000.

Deadlines

  • April 15, 2019 | 11:59 PM AST *Eligible expenses may be incurred starting April 1, 2019.
  • 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.

Project Eligibility

  • 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.

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.

Required material

  • Applicant Profile;
  • 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;
  • Project Budget with specific costs and revenues. A template document is available on the Music·Musique NB website;
  • Any other information relevant to your project.

2019-20 FORMS AND DOCUMENTS

2019-20 COMPLETION REPORT

Contact info

For more information, please contact the Program Officer on 506.383.6171 or by email at mid@musicnb.org