MID • Overview

New Brunswick
Music Industry Development (MID) Program

The program components are: Emerging Artist | Live Performance | Marketing & Promotion | Professional Development & Business Travel | ShowcaseSound Recording

Applicants must create an Applicant Profile before starting a grant application. Already have an Applicant Profile? Confused about the whole Applicant Profile thing?

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS MUSIC•MUSIQUE NB?
WHAT IS THE MID PROGRAM FOR?
WHO CAN APPLY?
DO I NEED TO BE A MUSIC•MUSIQUE NB MEMBER TO APPLY FOR INVESTMENT?
WHAT IS AN APPLICANT PROFILE?
I’M AN AGENT/MANAGER AND I WANT TO APPLY FOR AN ARTIST. DO I NEED AN APPLICANT PROFILE?
HOW DO I ACCESS MY APPLICANT PROFILE WHEN I NEED TO UPDATE?
WHAT IS PODIO?
HOW DO I APPLY FOR INVESTMENT ?
CAN I SAVE MY APPLICATION BEFORE I SUBMIT IT?
ARE THERE DEADLINES?
WHAT ARE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNTS AVAILABLE?
HOW LONG MUST I WAIT FOR AN ANSWER?
WHAT IS THE EVALUATION PROCESS?
WHO IS PART OF THE JURY?
WHY WAS MY APPLICATION REFUSED?
WHY DIDN’T I RECEIVE THE FULL AMOUNT REQUESTED?
HOW DO WE RECEIVE THE FUNDS?
WHEN MUST I SUBMIT THE PROJECT FINAL REPORT?
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T SUBMIT THE FINAL REPORT?
WHO DO WE THANK?
WAIT! I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS!

What is Music•Musique NB?

Music•Musique NB (MNB) is the provincial music industry association that elevates New Brunswick’s music community through development, promotion and celebration. MNB provides a support network for musicians, managers, and businesses that are involved in the creation of music within the province of New Brunswick.

As a non-profit association with ties to regional, provincial, and national levels of government agencies and departments, MNB represents, supports and promotes our industry and our artists. Our primary responsibility is to serve the interests of our members and foster the New Brunswick music industry.

In their spare time, they are building a Death Star and crushing the Rebel Alliance.

WHAT IS THE MID PROGRAM FOR?

The main objective of the Music Industry Development (MID) program is to foster the development and growth of the music industry in New Brunswick through project investment proposed by artists and music businesses based in New Brunswick.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Musicians, industry professionals and music businesses that are based in New Brunswick. A rule of thumb is: do you pay taxes here? Yes? Then you probably qualify to apply!

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

DO I NEED TO BE A MUSIC•MUSIQUE NB MEMBER TO APPLY FOR INVESTMENT?

Not at all! We do hope though that you will join regardless for the promotional and professional development benefits, for the networking opportunities and for our witty emails and Facebook statuses.

WHAT IS AN APPLICANT PROFILE?

To submit for investment from the MID program, all applications must to be associated with an Applicant Profile. This is an administrative record with information about the artist or the music business that is applying for investment. This includes biography, photo, team members, social media and links to video and streaming. This is not a public profile. Only you, Program Officer and jury members will see this info.

We also try to capture information about online fans, views, downloads, sales and touring details. Not all is required, but it helps the MID Program Officer at MNB (and yourself!) to track the success of the program’s clients.

Once you submit your information, the MID Program Officer will give you access to your account so you can update the info when you apply for investment. It’s important to keep this info as current as possible as the juries will use it as a reference when evaluating applications.

I’M AN AGENT/MANAGER and I WANT TO APPLY FOR AN ARTIST. DO I NEED AN APPLICANT PROFILE?

Not unless you intend to apply in the name of your business. To apply for an artist you represent, add your name and contact information in the “Primary Contact” section in the Applicant Profile. You will then be able to administer the artist’s investment applications through the Applicant Profile.

HOW DO I ACCESS MY APPLICANT PROFILE WHEN I NEED TO UPDATE?

Not long after completing your applicant profile, the MID Program Officer will send you an email invitation to join our program management platform, PODIO. Once you have created your login for Podio, you will have access to your Applicant Profile. You can update the information when needed (typically when you apply for investment and when you submit your final report for your completed project).

If you manage an Applicant Profile for an artist, contact the Program Officer to get access.

WHAT IS PODIO?

Podio is a cloud-based project management platform that Music•Musique NB is creatively using for the management of the MID program. It is free for you to use.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR INVESTMENT ?

1. Create your Applicant Profile or, if you already have an Applicant Profile, login to Podio to update it.
2. Once you are satisfied your Applicant Profile is up to date, read though the component's guidelines.
3. Gather all the required information.
4. Put on a pot of coffee or tea.
5. You are now ready to submit your application for the MID program.

#protip Use the helpful WORKING DOCUMENT (in the Useful Links) when getting your application info together. It has all the questions that will be asked so you can simply cut and paste into you online application.

CAN I SAVE MY APPLICATION BEFORE I SUBMIT IT?

The online form will save your progress, each time you click on the 'Save' button at the bottom. Make sure you don’t delete the initial email sent by the system after you submit the first step of the process. This email has an important link that will bring you back to your unfinished application if ever you don’t have time to finish in one sitting. If you have already deleted this email, please pick up your Cone of Shame at the Music•Musique NB office.

Each time you proceed to the next page of the application, the information that you’ve entered up to that point will be saved. You can return to it later with the link in the initial email.  You can also click ‘Back’ on the form to edit previously entered information.

ARE THERE DEADLINES?

Yes, and here is the big picture:

APRIL 9, 2018

  • Emerging Artist
  • Sound Recording
  • Live Performance
  • Showcase

JUNE 1, 2018

  • Showcase

JULY 3, 2018

  • Emerging Artist
  • Live Performance

SEPTEMBER 7, 2018

  • Sound Recording
  • Showcase (previously September 4)

OCTOBER 1, 2018

  • Live Performance

NOVEMBER 1, 2018

  • Emerging Artist

DECEMBER 1, 2018

  • Showcase

NO DEADLINES

  • Professional Development and Business Travel
  • Marketing and Promotion

WHAT ARE THE MAXIMUM AMOUNTS AVAILABLE?

The maximum investment that an applicant may receive in a fiscal year for all components combined (excluding the Sound Recording Component) is $10,000. Most funding is calculated at 50% of eligible expenses. What does this mean? Simply, it means that if your budget of eligible expenses is $4,000, MID could fund $2,000 (50%).

MAXIMUM INVESTEMENT BY COMPONENT: See guidelines for details regarding these amounts.

Emerging Artist: $1,500 (*New: 75% of funding)
Sound Recording: $7,500
Live Performance: $7,500
Showcase: $6,000$
Professional Development and Business Travel: $5,000
Marketing and Promotion: $7,500

HOW LONG MUST I WAIT FOR AN ANSWER?

Expect an answer in less than 60 days after the application has been submitted with all the required information included. The Program Officer will do their best to get your application processed as quickly as possible.

WHAT IS THE EVALUATION PROCESS?

First, the Program Officer will check the application to ensure all the required information is included.

Then, for juried components, a jury of music industry professionals are asked to evaluate the applications based on the impact the project will have on the applicant's career and the quality of the application itself. The jury will also look at the Applicant Profile associated with the application for artistic merit and industry activity. All jury members sign a conflict of interest disclaimer before the evaluation start.

For non-juried components, the Program Officer reviews and evaluates the information provided and can recommend the project to the MNB-MID committee for sign off. Not quite a jury but a simpler and faster process.

If a project is not recommended for investment, MNB will provide feedback and the Applicant is encouraged to resubmit.

WHO IS PART OF THE JURY?

Juries are comprised of three music industry professionals, including career musicians, managers, agents, booking agents, label operators, and other individuals who are knowledgeable about the music industry.  Jurors will be mostly, but will not be limited to, residents of New Brunswick.

Music•Musique NB staff are not involved in the evaluations that take place during the juries.

WHY WAS MY APPLICATION REFUSED?

We strive to provide feedback regarding refused applications. These are some examples of issues or weakness that might be found in applications:

  • Objectives were not clear
  • Market development plan not realistic
  • Budget expenses / revenues inaccurate or not realistic
  • Lack of team or partners for proposed project
  • Application was not thought through
  • Application was not professional (typos, missing info, inappropriate content, etc.)
  • More artist development is needed.

WHY DIDN’T I RECEIVE THE FULL AMOUNT REQUESTED?

The investment program tries to support projects that have potential for increasing industry capacity in the province and propose artistic integrity. merit.There will be projects that deserve funding that won’t receive it… It’s an unfortunate side product of having a wealth of amazing projects from New Brunswick and a finite amount of funding..

HOW DO WE RECEIVE THE FUNDS?

Once approved, successful applicants will receive 75% of the approved amount. The balance of 25%  will be sent upon approval of the Final Report. All payments are sent by form of a cheque.

WHEN MUST I SUBMIT THE PROJECT FINAL REPORT?

Successful applicants will receive an email confirmation with the project number, amount granted and the final report’s due date, typically five to seven weeks after the project completion date as submitted in the application.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T SUBMIT THE FINAL REPORT?

We will send goons after you. They are polite goons (we’re Canadians after all) who will make you feel so remorseful, you will submit your Final report within 24 hours.

We will make efforts to ensure that all due Final report come in on time. However, we also know how humans behave and know a few (just a few) will send in their reports late. The Program Officer will follow up regarding all past due reports.

Failure to submit a final report after a final warning has been issued will place the Applicant Profile(s) associated with the project into default. No new applications can be submitted until the issue is resolved.  

WHO DO WE THANK?

We are proud to be a part of your projects, so give us a shout!

If you received funding through the Music Industry Development (MID) Program, you must acknowledge the support of Music/Musique NB and the Government of New Brunswick. Logo and Acknowledgment Guidelines | Dropbox

WAIT! I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS!

Are you sure the answer is not already in this FAQ? If so, we reserve the right to mock you...

I'm sure.

Then, contact the Program Officer at mid@musicnb.org or 506.383.6171