The objectives of this investment program are to enhance the sales and marketability of
Nova Scotia produced music, and to develop skills for sustainable infrastructure in developing
The Emerging Music Business Program is funded by The Province of Nova Scotia.
This commitment is made in support of Nova Scotia’s Music Sector Strategy. Music
Nova Scotia is pleased to work in partnership with The Province of Nova Scotia to
develop and promote the commercial music industry in our province.
The objective of the Export Development Program for Music is to expand market opportunities, to
increase earned revenue potential and to increase the sale of music products through support for travel,
showcasing and related marketing expenses.
The Export Development Program for Music (EDP) is designed for artists/groups and industry
professionals who demonstrate a potential to succeed in new or non-established markets outside of
Nova Scotia and are about to undertake an export project. The program is open to a diverse range of
musical styles and cultures throughout Nova Scotia. You do not have to be a member of Music Nova
Scotia to apply.
The Export Development Program for Music is funded by The Province of Nova Scotia. This commitment is made in support of Nova Scotia’s Music Sector Strategy. Music Nova Scotia is pleased to work in partnership with The Province of Nova Scotia to develop and promote the commercial music industry in our province.
The Bringin’ it Home community presenters Assistance Program (BIH) puts the program in the hands of the community presenters with support from Music Nova Scotia (MNS). This program creates opportunities to present Nova Scotia artists with MNS assistance and sees participating community presenters “own” their shows, resulting in greater attendance and more work for Nova Scotian artists. Under the program, participating community presenters are eligible for funding against a financial loss on a presentation, should a loss be incurred.
Bringin' It Home is funded by The Province of Nova Scotia. This commitment is made in support of Nova Scotia’s Music Sector Strategy. Music Nova Scotia is pleased to work in partnership with The Province of Nova Scotia to develop and promote the commercial music industry in our province.
Casino Nova Scotia is working with Music Nova Scotia to continue to build the profile of our local music industry. The Artist in Residence program will increase the opportunities for the development of emerging artists in Nova Scotia as well as the continued development of our music industry. Casino Nova Scotia is contributing $20,000 to this program to provide a local emerging musician or group with support and opportunities to develop their career. Music Nova Scotia is responsible for administering the fund.
MUSICACTION, un organisme sans but lucratif, a été fondé en août 1985 à l’initiative des professionnels de la radio et de l’industrie du disque et du spectacle. Depuis 24 ans, la Fondation encourage le développement de la musique en soutenant la production et la commercialisation d’enregistrements sonores ainsi que les activités de promotion collective. Les projets de musique anglophone sont dirigés vers FACTOR.
Depuis la création du Fonds de la musique du Canada en 2002, MUSICACTION administre les volets Nouvelles œuvres musicales et Initiatives collectives par une contribution annuelle de cinq millions de dollars du ministère du Patrimoine canadien et de deux millions de dollars des radiodiffuseurs privés et satellite. Astral Radio, Cogeco Diffusion, Corus Entertainment, Sirius Radio Satellite et Canadian Satellite Radio (XM Canada) sont de ce nombre. MUSICACTION administre également le Fonds RadioStar destiné à la commercialisation de la musique de langue française.
A Foundation To Assist Canadian Talent, was created in 1984 concurrent with the launch of MuchMusic, which committed a percentage of its gross annual revenues to stimulate the production of new Canadian music videos. Two years later, when MusiquePlus went on the air, it also became a sponsor, as did MuchMoreMusic when it launched in 1998. The launch of MuchMore (formerly known as MuchMoreMusic) also marked the creation of PromoFACT, an Electronic Press Kit and website production fund for Canadian artists, independent record labels and artist management companies.
MuchFACT is now funded entirely by MuchMusic and MuchMore (formerly MuchMoreMusic). Originally named VideoFACT, the company changed its name to MuchFACT in September, 2009. Along with the name change, MuchFACT expanded its PromoFACT EPK program to include not only traditional EPKs, but also digital music videos, digital EPKs or other digital music related content intended for viral distribution.
The Canada Council for the Arts provides support for the development of individuals, groups, small ensembles, orchestras and other professionals working in the Canadian music community. In addition to tours, concert production, sound recordings and festival programming, the Music Section funds a variety of related activities such as residencies and the commissioning of Canadian compositions.
For a full listing of their music grant programs please click here.