April 22 • 2021 • 2 avril

We invite our members and the New Brunswick music community to submit applications for the 2021 Prix MNB Awards, slated to take place in October. 

You can either:
  • Submit an application on your own behalf or for someone you represent.
  • Send us your suggestions of people who you think are deserving.
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Nous invitons nos membres et la communauté musicale du Nouveau-Brunswick à soumettre des candidatures pour les Prix MNB Awards 2021, prévus pour octobre. 

Vous pouvez:
  • Soumettre une candidature en votre nom ou au nom de quelqu'un que vous représentez. 
  • Envoyer vos suggestions de gens que vous pensez sont méritants. 
Date limite




★ Festival (506) ★

Festival (506) is taking place October 21 to 24, 2021, in various venues across New Brunswick. Festival (506) features 12 EMERGING + DEVELOPING artist showcases (recorded live during the event), professional development and networking sessions (both live – fingers crossed – and online), as well as training sessions pre-event on stage craft and industry event prep.


Le Festival (506) se déroule du 21 au 24 octobre 2021, dans diverses salles du Nouveau-Brunswick. Le Festival (506) présente 12 vitrines d'artistes EN ÉMERGENCE et EN DÉVELOPPEMENT (enregistrées en direct pendant l'événement), des sessions de développement professionnel et de réseautage (à la fois en personne – on espère! – et en ligne), de même que des sessions de formation pré-festival au sujet de la présence sur de scène et de la préparation aux événements de l'industrie.



ExportNB is a year-long program aimed at furthering the careers of 6 to 8 EXPORT-READY + EXPORTING artists. ExportNB showcases are pre-recorded in a professional studio and are structured to fit the needs of international industry events. The MNB team will work with the selected cohort to identify and pursue opportunities in accordance with the artist's export strategy.


ExportNB est un programme qui s'échelonne sur un an et qui vise à faire progresser les carrières de 6 à 8 artistes PRÊT.ES À L'EXPORTATION ou QUI EXPORTENT. Les vitrines d'ExportNB sont pré-enregistrées dans un studio professionnel et sont structurées pour répondre aus besoins des événements de l'industrie à l'international. L'équipe MNB travaillera avec la cohorte d'artistes sélectionné·es pour identifier et saisir des opportunités en lien avec la stratégie d'exportation de l'artiste.



MNB seeks to maintain a Board comprised of talented and dedicated directors with a diverse mix of expertise, experience, skills and background. To submit your name to the Nominating Committee, please fill out this form BEFORE APRIL 29. // MNB vise à maintenir un conseil d’administration composé d’administrateurs doués et dévoués, aux compétences, habiletés et expériences diverses. Pour soumettre votre nom au comité de nominations, veuillez remplir ce formulaire AVANT LE 29 AVRIL.


Live Performance |  Professional Development + Business Travel  | Showcase

Activités scéniques |  Développement professionnel + démarchage  | Vitrine //

National Indigenous Music Office Community Engagement

The National Indigenous Music Advisory is reaching out to Indigenous music artists and industry to contribute to the development of an Indigenous Music Strategy, and the creation of a National Indigenous Music Office. A small honorarium will be given to the first round of people that signup and attend. April 26 + May 5 + May 7. +++ info >

Manitoba Arts Network

Applications are now open at for performers of all types: musicians, dance, and theatre groups. This year Manitoba Showcase 2021 will be completely online on October 28th-30th. 15 artists will be selected by jury to pre-record their virtual Showcase to be uploaded to, a marketplace for the Performing Arts and full-featured digital showcasing service that connects artists and arts presenters/buyers. Deadline: May 9, 2021.

CBC Music's Toyota Searchlight

Submissions are open and close on May 3rd. Artists enter the contest by uploading a song to YouTube and filling out our new easy-to-use entry form on our website

Each entry will be judged on audio only, and should be an original song, in any genre.  The contest is open to all emerging artists, signed or unsigned, as long as they comply with the Rules and Regulations (pdf).

Artist Application for Tallin Music Week

In light of the new dates, TMW 2021 has now opened an additional round of applications, which will remain open until 30 April, 2021.

Music festival: Thursday, 30 September – Saturday, 2 October
Creative Impact Conference: Friday, 1 October – Saturday, 2 October
City festival: Wednesday, 29 September – Sunday, 3 October +++ info >

2021 FMO Awards & Showcasing

Folk Music Ontario is pleased to announce that their 2021 Award and Online Showcasing applications are now open. PLEASE NOTE: Those who applied for a showcase at the cancelled 2020 conference can choose to move their application to 2021. You will still need to apply, but there will be no registration application fee as long as you are applying with the same material.  Application Deadline: Monday, May 31, 2021

2021 FMO Awards - More Info and Applications
2021 Online Showcasing - More Info and Applications

Artist Submissions for Contact ONtour

Artist showcase applications for Contact ONtour 2021, taking place virtually from September 13 - 18, 2021, are now open at! This year, all showcases and pitches will be virtual and will require an application. You will be asked to indicate in your application if you are interested in a pitch if not selected for a showcase. We encourage performing artists of all disciplines from Ontario and other Canadian provinces and territories, to apply. Deadline: May 7, 2021

Historic Support for Live Music, Festivals Announced in Federal Budget 2021

The Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA) expresses its sincere thanks to the Government of Canada, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault for today’s federal budget announcement, which acknowledges our hardest hit sector by announcing $70M to the Canada Music Fund, with $50M earmarked specifically for live music and live music venues. +++ info >

Mundial Montréal 2021

Les préparatifs sont actuellement en cours pour l'édition 2021 de Mundial Montréal.

Pour les artistes intéressés à postuler, l'appel à candidatures sera bientôt ouvert. Restez à l'affût ! Veuillez noter que si vous avez postulé en 2020, votre candidature sera reportée à cette année. Merci de nous faire part de vos nouvelles et de confirmer votre intérêt pour l'année 2021. +++ info >

POP Montréal 2021

POP Montréal lance un appel à tous les groupes de musique qui souhaitent jouer pour le 20e anniversaire du festival. Les artistes intéressés peuvent soumettre leur candidature dès maintenant. DATE LIMITE: 30 avril 2021. // Artist applications are now open for POP Montréal 2021. +++ info >


Nocturne welcomes proposals to their 14th annual art at night festival from artists at any stage of their career. Nocturne: Art at Night (Nocturne) is a fall festival that brings art and energy to the streets of Kjipuktuk (Halifax & Dartmouth). The completely free annual event showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene in Mi'kma'ki (Nova Scotia). Nocturne 2021 will take place from October 13-16, 2021.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: May 23, 2021 (midnight AST) +++ info >


SOCAN members will now be able to receive royalties from both free and ticketed online concerts on more digital platforms. Both “performance” and “reproduction” rights royalties will be paid for, respectively, one-time live digital broadcasts and copies of music. For qualifying free online concerts, including those on Facebook Live, Instagram Live, YouTube and Twitch, $75 will be distributed. This applies to all setlists provided and to a maximum of 30 concerts per quarter per performer. The funds will be distributed to the music creator and publisher rightsholders of the music performed. More digital platforms will be added as they become licensed with SOCAN. +++ info >

Career Development – Arts by Invitation // Développement de carrière – Arts sur invitation

To make allowance for the current working conditions imposed by the pandemic, the criteria relaxation for the Career Development program has extended to the Arts by Invitation component. Deadline: May 3, 2021 // Afin de répondre aux conditions de travail imposées par la pandémie actuelle, l’assouplissement des critères de certains volets du programme de Développement de carrière a été étendu au volet Arts sur invitation. Date limite: 3 mai 2021 +++ info >

Contact ONtour: Showcase & Pitch Applications

Contact ONtour (formerly Ontario Contact) will be going virtual this year. Contact ONtour will take place virtually during the week of September 13th-18th, 2021, with some activities taking place throughout September. While we wish we could gather in person, we are excited by the opportunities that a virtual conference present. This year all showcases and pitches will be virtual, and both will require an application. Applications are now open to all Canadian artists and are due via IWanttoShowcase by May 7th, 2021 at 11pm EST. Click below for full details. +++ info >

IBMA World of Bluegrass Showcases

Official Showcases are the premier platform for new bluegrass music during IBMA World of Bluegrass! Applications will remain open from April 5 - April 30. Given the impacts of the pandemic, the IBMA Showcase Selection Committee will be selecting up to 10 Virtual-Only Official Showcase acts in addition to the typical 30 in-person acts. Preference for Virtual-Only Official Showcases will be given to international acts, who face continued barriers to travel. Application Deadline: Friday, April 30, 2021 +++ info >

Apply to be on the Contact East 2021 Artist Selection Committee

APA is happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Contact East 2021 Artist Selection Committee! We are seeking 5 - 7 people to sit on the Contact East 2021 Artist Selection Committee. Their responsibility is to select artists to fill approximately 15 performance spots at the 2021 Contact East conference from September 23-26. Applications are being accepted now through April 30. To apply click HERE. 

Soutien aux événements de musique

Dans la foulée d’un financement supplémentaire au Fonds de la musique du Canada (FMC), Musicaction lance un nouveau programme pour l’année 2021-2022 qui vise à appuyer la présentation d’événements musicaux sécuritaires dans le contexte actuel, tels les spectacles, les vitrines et les tournées d’artistes canadiens, devant un public en présentiel comme en virtuel. Cette nouvelle initiative dotée d’une enveloppe de 6 M $ pour le marché francophone est supervisée par la Direction de la politique et des programmes de la musique du ministère du Patrimoine canadien et administrée par la Fondation Musicaction. +++ info >

Support for Live Music Events

The purpose of the Support for Live Music Events program is to stimulate the employment of Canadian artists and cultural workers, including technicians and other service providers and supporting workers, by providing financial support for live music events featuring Canadian artists that can be presented before an in-person audience and/or through digital dissemination. The funding will mitigate the significant financial risks associated with presenting live music events in the current uncertain climate. Events supported through the Canada Music Fund (CMF) are expected to generate earning opportunities for artists and cultural workers in the live music sector.  +++ info >


The TD Incubator for Creative Entrepreneurship is a program that provides emerging music creators with seed funding, mentorship, and the opportunity to participate in a progressive webinar series that will hone their skills of entrepreneurship. // L’Incubateur de créativité entrepreneuriale TD est un programme qui offre aux auteurs-compositeurs émergents un financement de démarrage, un mentorat et la chance de participer à une série de webinaires progressifs qui les aideront à développer leurs compétences entrepreneuriales. +++ info >

Radio Starmaker Fund for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour

The next deadline for the Artist Funding Program for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour will now be May 20th, 2021. The website for the Radio Starmaker Fund is now back on-line and ready to accept applications. This funding stream is available to eligible musicians who have not yet met Starmaker sales criteria. This will be a "stepping stone" program that recognizes the systemic barriers that prevent otherwise eligible applicants from qualifying for the established Starmaker programs. +++ info >

Reeperbahn Festival 2021

Applications for this year's pandemic-proof edition of the Reeperbahn Festival will now only be accepted by mail!

From now on applications for the Reeperbahn Festival 2021 are accepted via the application tool.
Due to the high number of band applications we kindly ask for your understanding that we cannot answer single requests. If we can offer a slot for the Reeperbahn Festival 2021, we will get back to you with further questions. Thanks for your patience. Application deadline is 23 July 2021+++ info >

2021 Professional Development Schedule

Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI) has confirmed the company’s professional development schedule for 2021, which includes the core programs (Artist Entrepreneur, AE West, and Artist Manager), and features the addition of Virtual Artist Manager and CMI One-On-One.  Applications for all 2021 programs are now open. Artist Entrepreneur has been offered since 2012, AE West since 2017, and Artist Manager since 2015.  Space for all physical and virtual programs is limited except CMI One-On-One which is limited by CMI mentor availability.  +++ info >



• List of NB, NS + PEI Festivals + booking info
• List of NB music venues + booking info
• List of NB Radio Stations + contact info
• List of available funding for artists + industry pros

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• Liste des festivals du NB, NÉ + IPÉ + info de booking
• Liste des salles de spectacles du NB + info de booking
• Liste des stations de radio du NB + info contact
• Liste des subventions pour les artistes + pros de l'industrie

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Deadline Document · Document des dates limites


Our Deadline Document has been updated! Includes grants and deadlines from the Canada Council for the Arts, FACTOR, the SOCAN Foundation, Musicaction, ArtsNB, and much more!

Notre document des dates limites a été mis à jour! Ça inclut des subventions et des dates limites du Conseil des arts du Canada, FACTOR, la fondation SOCAN, Musicaction, ArtsNB, et plus encore!

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This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.