Canadian Musician - January/February 2023 | Page 13

ing to implement a new digital monitoring system and open music database that will reduce the regulatory burden on broadcasters ; eliminating the “ hits policy ” in Montreal and Ottawa-Gatineau ; and allowing broadcasters to operate one more FM station in the same market , under certain conditions .
To increase support for Indigenous content and voices within mainstream radio , the CRTC also expects commercial radio stations to include Indigenous music in their playlists and to report annually on the amount of Indigenous content aired . Additionally , the Commission intends to gather information on the different funds and initiatives that help support , promote , and ensure the sustainability of the Indigenous content through the launch of a follow-up proceeding .
Meanwhile , the Commission continues the co-development of a new Indigenous broadcasting policy with Indigenous Peoples of Canada . Some of the outcomes from that process may have an impact on commercial radio stations , as well as other sectors of the broadcasting industry .
“ The radio industry is in a transition period and is competing with digital services for listeners . A flexible approach will help it remain competitive , while ensuring that Canadians continue to have access to the content that serves their needs and interests ,” says Ian Scott , Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer , CRTC . “ Radio is a very important medium to entertain , inform , discover new artists , and ensure that local voices are heard .”
SOCAN Implements New Cue Sheet SOCAN has collaborated with other international societies to develop a new standardized cue sheet as part of a global initiative to ensure that societies around the world collect consistent information .
As per SOCAN , receiving a complete cue sheet ensures that screen composers , songwriters , and music publishers are fairly compensated for their work in film , TV , and online productions . By streamlining efforts , cue sheet details can be processed more efficiently , ensuring royalties are paid for productions played in all countries , not just Canada .
SOCAN is making every effort to connect with all parties that regularly submit , in order to provide them with the new cue sheet , but they will still continue to accept cue sheet details in alternate formats at this time .
It ’ s important that SOCAN members who are songwriters , composers , or music publishers notify the production companies they work with that they should file their cue sheets with SOCAN . Members should also request copies for their own records . Alternately , those who have complete information are encouraged to submit their cue sheets , and discuss their submissions with their publishers .
A complete cue sheet means SOCAN can enter details directly into their system and send royalties soon after airing .
Download the cue sheet at www . socan . com / audiovisual-cue-sheet-submission /.
Applications Open for Music BC ’ s Let ’ s Hear It ! Live Applications for Let ’ s Hear It ! Live , Music BC ’ s regional concert series and emerging artist showcase , are now open for 2023 ! The series will offer a unique chance for emerging artists from British Columbia to connect with fans and members of the music industry .
Applications from all genders , ages , cultural backgrounds , ethnicities , and other measures of diversity are highly encouraged , with artists being selected by a jury of local industry representatives .
Now in its fifth year , the Let ’ s Hear It ! Live program has featured over 60 emerging and unsigned artists from around BC , with concerts streaming from Vancouver , Kelowna , and Victoria . From its inception as an initiative put forth by the Vancouver 2018 JUNO Host Committee , Let ’ s Hear It ! Live continues to evolve as a platform for independent and emerging artists from BC to start growing their musical careers , building their professional networks , and growing their fanbases . The application deadline is January 20 th @ 5pm ( PDT ). Apply at musicbc . org / programs / lets-hear-it-live .
Music Nova Scotia Offering Grants for “ Expert Access ” Program Music Nova Scotia ’ s one-time micro grants , the “ Expert Access ” program , is offering grants up to $ 350 to Nova Scotian Artists and industry professionals . This program , made possible by the Government of Canada , will allow Artists and industry to submit a quote or estimate for services from one of the below sectors to Music Nova Scotia to be reimbursed or to have them paid directly by MNS if approved . All estimates or quotes must be approved by the program manager before they will be paid out . The aforementioned sectors are as follows : Legal : contract review , in person consultation HR : consultation , best practices , review of company policy Bookkeeping / Accounting : tax support , bookkeeping services Marketing / PR : consultation , review , social media audit Mental Health and Wellness : therapy session , consultation , massage Applications are open now until March 25 , 2023 . All receipts to be paid must be submitted by March 28 , 2023 . For more information , go to musicnovascotia . ca .
Applications to Perform at NXNE Open Applications to perform at North by North by Northeast ( NXNE ) are now open until Jan . 20 , 2023 . Artists of all music genres , from around the world , and signed and unsigned artists alike are encouraged to apply .
NXNE Showcases will take place between June 13 and 17 , 2023 . One official NXNE showcase performance is guaranteed per invited act . Showcase slots run for 40 minutes with a 20-minute changeover and NXNE covers basic artist backline .
If invited to showcase , each performing member will receive a non-transferable NXNE Full Festival Pass granting access to official NXNE showcases , conference programming , reserved hotel blocks and parties ( unless otherwise noted ).
Performing members will also receive a one-time payment ($ 50 total for a solo performer or $ 100 total for two or more performers ) – payable by e-transfer or PayPal after the set . Artists who are not Canadian residents are responsible for securing their own visas for entry into Canada . NXNE does not cover travel and accommodation expenses .
To apply , go to https :// www . nxne . com / registration .