Sound Recording


Sound Recording Component | 2019-2020


  • 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.

Maximum Investment

$ 6,000 per fiscal year

This represents 50% of eligible expenses in New Brunswick and/or 30% of expenses outside of New Brunswick.


  • 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.

Project Eligibility

  • Full-length albums (30+ minutes)
  • Mini albums / EPs (15+ minutes)
  • Market-ready singles

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.


  • Applicant Profile;
  • Full Album: Three (3) demo tracks;
  • Mini-Album/EP: Two (2) demo tracks;
  • Single: One (1) demo track of the proposed single;
  • Quotes from all service providers (studio, producer, graphic designer, etc.);
  • Lyrics (if applicable);
  • CVs or biographies of all relevant team members;
  • Project Marketing Plan (maximum 2 pages);
  • Recording previously released works: If there are works that have previously been recorded and released by the applicant, a rationale must be provided why they are to be re-recorded.;
  • 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.





For more information, please contact the Program Officer on 506.383.6171 or by email at