New Brunswick Music Industry Development (MID) Program – Sound Recording Component

By mmuise

The Sound Recording Component promotes the development and growth of the New Brunswick music industry through providing opportunities to create, market and promote New Brunswick sound recordings with market potential and encourages the career development of artists and the emergence of new talent and content.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to $5,000 per fiscal year.

Deadline: Applications are closed. Stay tuned for future intake announcements.

The applicant must:

  • be an individual or a registered business with Service NB (for groups and businesses);
  • be a resident of New Brunswick six (6) consecutive months prior to the application.
  • hold the rights for materials to be recorded or own the master of the eligible sound recording for which funding is being requested. In the case where the applicant is not the artist, contracts with the artist(s) relating to production and distribution of the album (exclusive sound recording contract, co-production, license, etc.) are required,
    Cover bands and tribute bands are not eligible. Exceptions may be made for blues, classical, jazz or traditional standards.

Application Steps:

The applicant:

1.must submit their application and supporting documents before the start of the project,

2. may only receive investment from this component once.

Documentation Needed:

The applicant must submit:
1. the completed application form, with the artist profile info (biography, photo, weblinks, etc),
2. a full album: three (3) demo tracks,
3. a mini-album/EP: two (2) demo tracks,
4. a single: one (1) demo track of the proposed single,
5. quotes from all service providers (studio, producer, graphic designer, etc.),
6. the lyrics (if applicable),
7. CVs or biographies of all relevant team members,
8. a project marketing plan,
9. recording previously released works. If there are works that have previously been recorded and released by the applicant, a rationale must be provided why they are to be re-recorded.
10. a project budget with specific expenses and revenues,
11. any other information relevant to his project.

Other Things to Note:

The deadline for the 2023-2024 fiscal year was:
May 2, 2023.

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