July 9 • 2021 • 9 juillet

Savvy Sessions // Sessions sensées

22 JULY // Let's write a good bio! // In her career, Kimberly Sinclair solicited, read, edited, re-written and published over 1500 biographies. We will discuss the different types of bios, who uses them and when to use which type. Attendees will come out of this panel with a new way to look at and write their own biography, an elevator pitch and practical ways and places to use them. +++ info >


The next Artist Development deadline is coming up on August 12, 2021, 5:00 p.m. ET. Don’t wait until the last minute to submit your application! Go to their portal to start your application.  +++ info >

Breaking Down Racial Barriers in the East Coast Music Industry   

The Breaking Down Racial Barriers (BDRB) initiative is facilitating a 4-part roundtable panel discussion on anti-Black racism in Canada’s East Coast music and entertainment industry. The series is presented by the East Coast Music Association (ECMA), in partnership with Music/Musique NB and other East Coast music associations. NEXT PANEL: Tuesday July 13th 2021 | 1pm ADT  +++ info >


Live Performance |  Professional Development + Business Travel  | Showcase

Activités scéniques |  Développement professionnel + démarchage  | Vitrine //


Fredericton's Girls+ Rock Camp

Charlotte Street Arts Centre is pleased to announce the return of Girls+ Rock Camp!  This five day camp is for girls, trans and gender non-conforming people from ages 11 to 18, aims to give girls the opportunity to learn a new instrument (or new techniques on an old one) and express themselves in creative and artistic ways. +++ info >




Les Francos de Montréal, Le FMEM pour Montréal et La Noce en collaboration avec Bars en Trans, lancent un appel de candidatures afin de donner l’opportunité à 3 ou 4 artistes du Québec et du Canada de se produire en vitrine dans le cadre des Bars en Trans. Depuis plus de 20 ans, Bars en Trans s'emploie à dénicher les groupes dont on parlera demain. L’évènement se déroule à Rennes en même temps que les Trans Musicales du 1er au 4 décembre 2021.
Période d'inscription : du lundi 21 juin au vendredi 6 août  +++ info >


30 shows, 8 stages, 2 nights, and a pretty cool conference knitted into it. 2019 was amazing - 2021 will take down the house. It's time to have a party, it's time to celebrate, it's time for Viva Sounds in Gothenburg, Sweden. Deadline is August 15th, 2021. +++ info >


Vous voulez participer au plus grand rassemblement de professionnels de l'industrie des musiques du monde en Amérique du Nord ? L'appel aux artistes est désormais ouvert jusqu'au 9 JUILLET. Les groupes qui s'inscrivent pourront obtenir un passeport Mundial donnant accès aux vitrines et aux panels du Mundial Montréal.

Veuillez noter que si vous avez postulé en 2020, votre candidature sera reportée à cette année, il n'est pas nécessaire de postuler à nouveau. +++ info >

2022 Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award

The 2022 Canadian Folk Music Awards has announced it is currently accepting applications for the Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award. The application deadline for this category is August 31, 2021.

There is no fee to apply for this award. +++ info >

80th Round of the Radio Starmaker Fund

The website for the Radio Starmaker Fund is now back on-line and ready to accept applications. We encourage you to begin the application process as early as possible to avoid filing incomplete applications. The Vice-President of Programs & Applications, Jerry Leibowitz (, will be happy to help you with your questions should you need assistance. You can send him an email before you submit your application and time permitting, he will review your work and provide feedback. Please keep in mind that once an application is submitted, it can’t be changed. +++ info >

Canada Recovery Hiring Program // Programme d'embauche pour la relance économique

The Canada Recovery Hiring Program helps hard-hit businesses hire the workers they need to recover and grow as local economies reopen.

The program would provide a subsidy of up to 50 per cent of eligible salary or wages. It would be available to eligible employers who have experienced qualifying revenue declines so they can hire more workers, increase workers’ hours, or increase wages. +++ info >


Career Development Program // DEADLINE: July 1st, 2021. The Career Development program is a program with 4 distinct components designed to recognize and encourage arts professionals who have demonstrated exceptional artistic talent and potential, and who are pursuing a career in the arts. // Programme de développement de carrière // DATE LIMITE: 1er juillet, 2021. Le programme de Développement de carrière est un programme à 4 volets distincts visant à reconnaître et à encourager les professionnels des arts démontrant un talent et un potentiel exceptionnels et qui désirent poursuivre une carrière dans le domaine des arts. +++ info >

Creative Entrepreneur Summit

SOCAN Foundation has partnered with TuneCore, the world’s leading independent digital music distributor, owned by Paris-based Believe, to launch the Creative Entrepreneurship Summit, an online interactive event geared towards enhancing the business acumen of emerging music creators and industry professionals. The summit will be held on July 20th – 29th, 2021. Music creators from across Canada can attend the 6-day live-streamed event which will cover a host of discussions led by expert speakers. +++ info >

The State of Music Sharing Survey

Byta ( needs your help. Work with or create music? Byta are conducting an important study into The State of Music Sharing, the advantages and frustrations that exist when sharing digital audio files. 

All participants will be entered into a prize draw to win a Marshall Stanmore II bluetooth speaker and a pair of Marshall Major IV headphones. (sign up with your email address at the end of the survey). Time commitment: around 5-12 minutes.

Click here to complete the survey.


For the seventh consecutive year, the JUNO Awards and Slaight Music have partnered for Canada’s premier artist development program, The Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class, in search of Canada’s next emerging artist. Submissions are now open until August 6th, 2021.



Canada’s Music Incubator and Coalition Music are looking for a Summer/Fall Intern who is enthusiastic about organizing events to help the team in achieving better business opportunities for the ongoing virtual and physical events across Canada. 



Après une édition virtuelle aux retombées inespérées, M pour Montréal est de retour, en formule virtuelle + hybride + live. Du 16 au 20 novembre 2021, ce sont plus de 200 professionnels de l'industrie qui sont attendus à Montréal pour prendre part à l'événement. Les artistes souhaitant faire partie de la Sélection Officielle de cette édition extraordinaire peuvent répondre à l'appel de candidatures jusqu'au 11 juillet prochain à minuit.  +++ info >


La période pour déposer une candidature pour CONTACT ONTAROIS est commencée! DATE LIMITE: 16 juillet 2021. Tous les documents, liens et informations que vous allez soumettre lors de votre candidature seront évalués par le jury de Contact ontarois.  +++ info >


APTN is pleased to announce that applications for the Indigenous Music Accelerator (IMA) are now open. This new mentorship program will support First Nations, Inuit and Métis musicians actively working in the music industry who are looking to take their career to the next level. Applications for the program will be accepted until July 15, 2021. Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI) will administer the program and work with APTN to select seven Indigenous musicians from across Canada who represent diverse music genres and styles. Applicants will have the opportunity to identify their desired areas of development in their application.  +++ info >

Research Study: Diversity and Inclusion in Canada’s Music Industry

Music Canada has launched a new research study on Diversity and Inclusion in Canada’s Music Industry.  This survey intends to gain a deeper understanding of how sustained action in support of the values of equity, diversity and inclusion can better serve the music community by identifying diversity and inclusion gaps. Artists, creators, and music industry professionals are encouraged to participate in the survey.  +++ info >


Submissions are open for the Canadian Folk Music Awards, until JULY 15, 2021. The 2022 CFMAs will take place the weekend of April 1-3, 2022, in Charlottetown.  +++ info > 


Unison Benevolent Fund // Fonds de bienfaisance Unison

Unison is a non-profit music industry charity that provides counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community. For immediate assistance, call tool free 1-855-9UNISON. // Le Fonds de bienfaisance Unison est un organisme à but non-lucratif qui offre des services conseil et un secours d’urgence à la communauté musicale canadienne. Pour une assistance immédiate, appelez gratuitement 1-855-9UNISON+++ info >

Soutien aux événements de musique

Au mois de mars, Musicaction lançait le programme Soutien aux événements de musique devant public, visant 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. Le 16 juin dernier, vingt demandes ont été acceptées, cumulant un engagement total de 1 681 223 $. Plusieurs autres projets ont été reçus et continuent d’être déposés. D’autres approbations auront lieu prochainement. N’oubliez pas que ce programme est ouvert jusqu’à épuisement des fonds. +++ info >


The Artist Development (AD) program is open for submissions. Note there are four deadlines to apply in the coming year: Aug 12, Oct 7, and Feb 3. Please review eligibility guidelines to know if AD is the program for you

The Juried Sound Recording (JSR) program is open for submissions. Note there are two deadlines to apply in the coming year: Jun 3 & Dec 2.
Applicants to this competitive program should review the eligibility guidelines to know if JSR is the program for them.  +++ 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 >

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

Applications for Artist EntrepreneurArtist Manager and AE West (the latter offered in partnership with the National Music Centre) are now open. All CMI programs are designed to help emerging artists and artist managers, across all genres, build their careers and businesses through customized mentorship. Artists and managers will work with CMI’s team of mentors to develop their craft, business and confidence in the areas of revenue development, marketing, social media, publicity, streaming, radio promotion, royalty collection, touring, funding, team building, contracts, and more. Artists will also experience a series of customized creative workshops, including live performance, vocals coaching and songwriting collaborations.    +++ 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

⇨ Submit your music to 75+ radio stations for FREE!
⇨ Send us your news
⇨ Free ECMA Membership
⇨ Access to the A&E health insurance plan
⇨ Discount rate at Front Row Insurance
⇨ Discount rate at Enterprise Rent-a-car
⇨ Discount rate for a Bandzoogle website



• 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

⇨ Envoyez votre musique à 75+ stations de radio GRATUITEMENT!
⇨ Envoyez-nous vos nouvelles
⇨ Adhésion gratuite à l'AMCE
⇨ Accès au plan d'assurance santé A&E
⇨ Tarif réduit pour les Assurances Front Row
⇨ Tarif réduit pour une location d'auto à Enterprise
⇨ Tarif réduit pour un site web avec Bandzoogle

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!

Music•Musique NB
Centre culturel Aberdeen Cultural Centre
140, rue Botsford Street, Suite 30
Moncton (NB)  E1C 4X4

Government of NB • Gouvernement du N-B


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.