MusicNS Export Development Program Application Deadline June 15th.


Non-repayable grants are available for export ready and emerging Nova Scotian musicians with up to $75,000.00 available for marketing, travel and tour support, up to $5,000.00 available for international showcases, and up to $2,500.00 available for showcase support.

Eligible Projects are, but not limited to:

  • Travel to a Music Nova Scotia recognized event or conference as a showcasing artist/band or delegate
  • Tours or promotional appearances outside of Nova Scotia
  • Marketing projects, including marketing a tour, an album, viral videos or websites
  • Client-driven market research
  • Travel for musicians and industry professionals to Nova Scotia for business and collaborations with Nova Scotian artists or industry professional

If you’re not yet ready to apply for the export program, keep in mind that the next application for funding deadline is September 15th, 2015.

Anyone interested is encouraged to visit the link below to review the Export Program Guidelines, and to contact Music Nova Scotia with any questions regarding the Export Development Program.



4th Annual Soundpark Songwriting Master Class Announced

For the fourth year in a row ECMA winning music producer/ recording engineer Jamie Foulds, of Soundpark Studio, is hosting a weekend-long songwriting master class.

This years featured songwriter is Cape Breton Songwriting powerhouse, Keith Mullins. Mullins is a multi-award winning artist who is well known throughout Canada and the world for his high quality musicianship. Having written with artists such as Lennie Gallant, Gordie Sampson, Matt Anderson and more, Mullins’ is sure to provide an incredible learning experience for any aspiring songwriter.

The weekend will also focus on demo production with award winning sound engineer, Jamie Foulds. With over 20 years in the music industry Foulds has produced and/ or engineered recordings for many of Cape Bretons most well known artists, including Rita McNeil, J.P. Cormier, Bruce Guthro, The Rankin Family and countless others. Master class participants will get first hand experience working with a professional sound engineer and will record demos of the songs written on day one with Mullins and fellow participants.

The master class will take place on June 19th and 20th from 12:00pm to 8pm. Registration is currently open, and with only 20 spots available for the weekend any individual interested in participating is encouraged to register as soon as possible.

Follow the link below to sign up for this excellent weekend!



CBMIC Announces Annual General Meeting and Call for Nominations

The Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative will host its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, July 28th at 7:00 PM. The meeting will take place in the New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation’s Lounge which is located at 37 Nepean Street in Sydney, Cape Breton. New and existing members are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

For those interested in taking an active role in the governance of CBMIC, nominations are now open. Please email info@cbmic.ca with NOMINATIONS as the subject line. Be sure to include a short bio, photo and a brief paragraph on why you would be an asset to the Cooperative’s Board of Directors. You will receive an email back confirming receipt of your nomination.

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