Emerging Artist


Emerging Artist Component | 2019-2020


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.


  • 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, a group/band or a registered business with Service NB. In all 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.



Contact info

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