Canadian Musician - November/December 2021 - Page 12

ASSOCIATION UPDATE

CONNECT Music Licensing & Music Canada CONNECT Music Licensing and Music Canada have released a video series that aims to clearly and succinctly explain key concepts and fundamentals about music royalties in Canada . Entitled Understanding Royalties in the Digital Age , the series aims to help Canadian artist entrepreneurs collect all the royalties they are entitled to .
Made possible by the support of Ontario Creates , the four-part series of short , shareable videos explores the process of licensing , distribution , and generating income from the broadcast and public performance of music . The videos are : The Anatomy of a Song , Public Performance , Digital Distributors , and The Journey of a Song .
The videos are now available on-demand at www . connectmusic . ca / artist-entrepreneur-virtual-resource-centre .
Western Canadian Music Alliance The Western Canadian Music Alliance and BreakOut West have launched a five-week series of concerts , speaking engagements , and digital content from some of the best the western Canadian music industry has to offer . Artists and guest speakers will take to venues across the western provinces and northern territories through the months of October and November . The events kicked off the week of Oct . 25 th in Manitoba and will conclude the week of Nov . 22 nd in British Columbia .
Each week is dedicated to an individual region by highlighting its diverse local artists , industry insiders , and unique music industry landscape , through in-person performances and live panels , as well as digital content , including artist and industry features , and curated playlists . The performances and speakers are being livestreamed via BreakOut West ’ s Facebook page . Live programming in Peguis First Nation and Yellowknife , NWT will be taking place at a future time due to current COVID-19 conditions .
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“ I am so incredibly proud of the artists and industry in western Canada , and honoured to continue to support their achievements ,” says Robyn Stewart , executive director of the Western Canadian Music Alliance .
BreakOut West ’ s annual music festival will also be returning to in-person programming in the new year , with showcases taking place in Winnipeg from Feb . 2-6 , 2022 . Acts from all across western Canada will perform at venues throughout the city , along with special international guests . The first-round list of performing artists has been revealed and more performers will be announced in the coming weeks .
For more information , including a full schedule , go to www . breakoutwest . ca .
FACTOR FACTOR ’ s next Juried Sound Recording program deadline is coming up on Dec . 2 , 2021 . The application window is now open and the organization encourages clients to start working and submitting their applications as soon as possible .
The Juried Sound Recording program
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provides grant funding toward the costs of production or acquisition of an original fulllength sound recording and contributes to the marketing and promotion of that sound recording under the Marketing , Tour Support , Showcase , Video , and Radio Marketing components .
FACTOR made some important updates to this program and application writers should carefully review the program guidelines for important information on eligibility . Those who can apply include : artists rated General and 2 ; record labels rated Approved , 2 , 3 , or 4 with an artist rated General or 2 ; and an artist should be able to demonstrate recent market success , engagement , and accelerating momentum in their career . Artists may only apply to the Juried Sound Recording program once within a 12-month period , and an artist may receive a maximum of three grants in the lifetime of the program .
FACTOR shares a number of useful tutorials and resources for applicants on its website . If you have any questions , contact your project coordinator or send an email to general . info @ factor . ca .
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