Rum Ragged (pictured) win big at the MusicNL Awards, Jaymz Bee’s Caravan of Music goes virtual this year, and Nagamo Publishing will boost Indigenous music creators. Also in the news are Kevin Breit, FACTOR, SING!, Barrymore’s, Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs, Nickelback, Indie Week, Stay At Home Festival, and farewell Stefan Cush and Jim Weatherly.
REMEMBER THIS NAME: Quebec duo Kingdom Street
The Screen X Screen online conference launches shortly, Music NL announces its awards nominees, and the APA presents ShiftChange 2021. Others in the news include Alanis Morissette, The Glenn Gould Foundation, Petula Clark, FACTOR, Liona Boyd, Mike Carr, PoLe featuring NLX, Neil Peart, Madisyn Whajne, and farewell Charley Pride (pictured) and Mojo Morganfield.
The Weeknd digs deep once more, The Sadies (pictured) bring music back to The Horseshoe stage, and Jayward Artist Group signs PunkWithAnF. Also in the news are Storry, FACTOR, the Dirty Nil, Indie Weekly, the CMF covid fund, Roxanne Potvin, Partner, Matt Mays, MMF, Paul Banwatt, Slocan Ramblers, CIMA, and farewell Julian Bream and Pete Way.
Chasing some dollars to fund your next recording or cross-country tour? Hoping to enter your songs into a lucrative competition? Seeking showcase opportunities at festivals and conferences? Check our calendar and get into the groove. Keep in mind that pandemic fears are likely to threaten some of the events listed. The deadline for applications for the covid-19 CMF Emergency Support Fund has been extended to Aug. 12, while the next deadline for the FACTOR Juried Sound Recording program (pictured) is Oct. 29.
Board Chair and longstanding music industry executive Meghan Symsyk has been named the incoming President and CEO of FACTOR, replacing Duncan McKie
Chasing some dollars to fund your next recording or cross-country tour? Hoping to enter your songs into a lucrative competition? Seeking showcase opportunities at festivals and conferences? Check our calendar and get into the groove. Keep in mind that pandemic fears are likely to threaten some of the events listed. Applications for FACTOR's Artist Development and Juried Sound Recording grants (pictured) close on May 28.
Tory Lanez (pictured) parts ways with his label, Creative BC launches an online music hub, and Drake attracts flak. Others in the news include Franglais rappers, FACTOR, Lady Gaga, Deane Cameron, Skye Wallace, Madeline Merlo, Joel Plaskett, Burton Cummings, RBT, Sunrise Records, The Choir of Women Physicians, H.E.R., Lennon Stella, The Washboard Union, Harrow Fair, and farewell Andy González, Aziz Abdi, and Onaje Allan Gumbs. With video.
Festivals and Conference Submission Deadlines
The Executive of the Board of Directors of FACTOR has approved a plan to address cancellations of events and activities due to the COVID-19 (corona
Matt Minglewood (pictured) enters The Casino Nova Scotia Music Hall of Fame, Rock HoF inductees are announced, and Canadian talent heads to Jazzahead. Also in the news are Laura Smith, the Be Kind fest, FACTOR, Claire Lynch, Mark Segger Sextet, Music Canada, R Grunwald, MMF Canada, and farewell Steve Martin Caro. With video.
BC punk legend turned city councillor Joe Keithley (pictured) leads an instrument drive, Winterfolk changes locales, and Mike Plume signs to Royalty. Also in the news are The Long Winter, Lemon Bucket Orchestra, the Grammys, Something Else, FACTOR, and farewell Kenny Lynch. With video.