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MUSIC INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT (MID) PROGRAM
NEW BRUNSWICK | 202
2-2023

This document contains important information about the criteria and conditions of the Artist Development, Live Performance, Marketing, Professional Development + Business Travel, Showcase, and Sound Recording components of the Music Industry Development (MID) Program. This document will help in completing the application form correctly, ensuring that your application for financial investment is not disqualified.

In case of discrepancy between this document and the website, this version shall prevail.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE MID PROGRAM

DEADLINES

MID PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY

COVID-19

FINANCIAL INVESTMENT

APPLICATION PROCESS

EVALUATION CRITERIA & PROCESS

BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

PAYMENT

TAX

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

OFFENSIVE MATERIAL

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CONTACT

ARTIST DEVELOPMENT

LIVE PERFORMANCE

MARKETING

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & BUSINESS TRAVEL

SHOWCASE

SOUND RECORDING


INFORMATION ABOUT THE MID PROGRAM

DEADLINES

The deadlines for the 2022-2023 fiscal year are:

Artist Development | Marketing

Sound Recording

Live Performance | Professional Development & Business Travel | Showcase

Decisions regarding all applications will be communicated a maximum of six (6) weeks after the deadline, or two (2) weeks after an application has been submitted when there is no deadline.

MID PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY

Government Departments, public agencies or institutions, and public or private broadcasters are not eligible for MID funding. Not-for-profit organisations receiving funding from the Touring and Presenting Program - Touring Component or any other Tourism, Heritage and Culture funding programs are not eligible for MID funding.

COVID-19

The Applicant must ensure that all provincial rules and public health measures in relation with COVID-19 are respected. Failure to follow the safety and security requirements, such as physical distancing and other current provincial restrictions, could affect the MID investment.

When a submitted project includes travel outside Canada, the Applicant must ensure that all rules and public health measures are respected. Failure to follow the safety and security requirements, such as self-isolation and other current provincial and federal restrictions, could affect the MID investment.

For up-to-date information about safety and security requirements, please refer to the Government of New Brunswick website.

FINANCIAL INVESTMENT

The MID program contributes up to 75% of eligible expenses for all components. For maximum investment amounts and eligible expenses, please see each component's information section.

Though all of the eligibility criteria may be met, financial investment is not guaranteed or may be less than the amount requested. Components are subject to budget availability.

Applicants may apply more than once in the course of a fiscal year (April 1 to March 31) as long as they are not in default. Applicants may only submit one application per component per deadline. The maximum investment that an Applicant may receive in a fiscal year for all components combined (excluding Sound Recording) is $10,000.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Fill out the Application Form, submitting all supporting information and applicable materials such as:

The application must be submitted before the start of the project. All applications are reviewed by the MID Program Officer prior to the jury process.

Applicants under 18 years of age must submit a signed Parent or Legal Guardian Consent Form with the application.

Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be accepted, unless prior arrangements have been made with the MID Program Officer.

Applicants considered in default (e.g. outstanding Completion Reports from previous projects) cannot apply to any component of the MID program until the issue involving the default status is resolved with the MID Program Officer.

EVALUATION CRITERIA & PROCESS

The following criteria are used to evaluate the applications:

Applications for the Artist Development, Marketing, and Sound Recording components are reviewed by a jury of industry professionals and artists, overseen by the MID Program Agent. All jury members sign a conflict of interest disclaimer before assessing the applications. The following shows how elements are weighted and scored by the jury:

Artist Development Evaluation Scores

Marketing Evaluation Scores

Sound Recording Evaluation Scores

OFFENSIVE MATERIAL

Funding may be refused to projects featuring lyrics and/or artwork that contain illegal or offensive material, hate propaganda, obscenety or pornography, excessive or gratuitous violence, that denigrate an identifiable group, or that contain other illegal material as defined in the Criminal Code. A breach will put the Applicant in default and funding received may have to be repaid.

BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Successful Applicants are required to submit a Completion Report within thirty (30) days following the completion date specified on the application, or on the date agreed upon with the MID Program Officer. The Completion Report includes a revised copy of the Project Budget, filled with actual expenses along with a report detailing all relevant outcomes.

Final versions of Sound Recordings funded by the MID Program must be submitted with the Completion Report. In the case where the recording is to be manufactured and released into the market after the completion report date, electronic versions of the master audio and graphic files must be included with the Completion Report. Once manufactured, please mail one (1) physical copy of the Sound Recording to the address below.

Electronic copies of all invoices and receipts as well as acceptable proofs of payment in the form of cashed cheque, electronic fund transfer, bank and credit card statement, or other forms of payment such as PayPal, must be submitted with the report.

Any monies (greater than $50) not spent under the terms of the agreement must be refunded. Should that be the case, please contact the MID Program Officer.

Music·Musique NB reserves the right to carry out audits of projects.

PAYMENT

Once the application is approved and the Funding Agreement has been signed and returned to the MID Program Officer, 75% of the approved amount will be paid to the Applicant by direct deposit. The balance is paid upon approval of the Completion Report.

TAX

Investment provided under the MID program can be taxable. No T4A tax receipt shall be issued. Please direct all tax-related inquiries to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Investments recipients must acknowledge the support of the Government of New Brunswick and Music·Musique NB. Failure to do so could affect the final MID investment. Official logos and acknowledgement guidelines are provided on the website.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please ensure that you retain or save a copy of all submitted forms, attachments and emails received for your records.

In the case of disagreement concerning the interpretation of policies and programs, Music·Musique NB and its Board of Directors reserves the right to the final interpretation of the intent and implementation of any program.

CONTACT

Music Industry Development (MID) Program
c/o Music·Musique NB
140 Botsford Street, Suite 30
Moncton, NB E1C 4X4

506.383.6171 | mid@musicnb.org


ARTIST DEVELOPMENT

Applicants can receive investment from the Artist Development Component once. If you have previously received funding through this component or the Emerging Artist component, or if you have released a full-length recording physically or digitally under the Applicant Name, you are not eligible for this component. A full-length recording is defined as having a minimum of thirty (30) minutes of play time.

COMPONENT OBJECTIVE

TARGETED OUTCOMES

DEADLINES

The deadlines for the 2022-2023 fiscal year are:

Decisions regarding the application will be communicated a maximum of six (6) weeks after the deadline.

LEVEL OF INVESTMENT

EXAMPLES OF ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES

Sound Recording Production

Video Production

Publicity and Marketing

Other considerations

INELIGIBLE EXPENSES

APPLICATION GUIDE

For more information about this component, consult the Artist Development Application Guide. It includes all questions found in the Application Form and tips for a better application. It is for your personal use and should not be submitted with your application.


LIVE PERFORMANCE

COMPONENT OBJECTIVES

TARGETED OUTCOMES

DEADLINES

Decisions regarding the application will be communicated a maximum of two (2) weeks after an application has been submitted.

LEVEL OF INVESTMENT

PROJECT ELIGIBILITY

A Live Performance application can include a showcase date but you cannot also submit a Showcase Application for the same showcase(s). The corresponding conference registration or showcase fees are eligible and the official invitation must be included with the Application.

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES

Other considerations

INELIGIBLE EXPENSES

APPLICATION GUIDE

For more information about the Live Performance Component, consult the Live Performance Application Guide. It includes all questions found in the Application Form and tips for a better application. It is for your personal use and should not be submitted with your application.


MARKETING

COMPONENT OBJECTIVES

TARGETED OUTCOMES

DEADLINES

The deadlines for the 2022-2023 fiscal year are:

Decisions regarding the application will be communicated a maximum of six (6) weeks after the deadline.

LEVEL OF INVESTMENT

EXAMPLES OF ELIGIBLE PROJECTS:

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES

Other considerations

INELIGIBLE EXPENSES

APPLICATION GUIDE

For more information about the Marketing Component, consult the Marketing Application Guide. It includes all questions found in the Application Form and tips for a better application. It is for your personal use and should not be submitted with your application.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & BUSINESS TRAVEL

COMPONENT OBJECTIVES

TARGETED OUTCOMES

DEADLINES

Decisions regarding the application will be communicated a maximum of two (2) weeks after an application has been submitted.

LEVEL OF INVESTMENT

PROJECT ELIGIBILITY

Classes, private lessons or mentorship given on a weekly or continual basis are not eligible. This component is not designed for higher education courses delivered during a semester or where the applicant will obtain education credits (e.g. college or university course). Projects involving Live Performances, Marketing and Showcases are not eligible in this component. Please apply under their respective components.

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES

Other considerations

INELIGIBLE EXPENSES

APPLICATION GUIDE

For more information about the Professional Development + Business Travel Component, consult the Professional Development + Business Travel Application Guide. It includes all questions found in the Application Form and tips for a better application. It is for your personal use and should not be submitted with your application.


SHOWCASE

COMPONENT OBJECTIVES

TARGETED OUTCOMES

DEADLINES

Decisions regarding the application will be communicated a maximum of two (2) weeks after an application has been submitted.

LEVEL OF INVESTMENT

PROJECT ELIGIBILITY

Live Performance expenses are not eligible in this component. Please apply under the Live Performance component.

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES

Other considerations:

INELIGIBLE EXPENSES

APPLICATION GUIDE

For more information about the Showcase Component, consult the Showcase Application Guide. It includes all questions found in the Application Form and tips for a better application. It is for your personal use and should not be submitted with your application.


SOUND RECORDING

COMPONENT OBJECTIVES

TARGETED OUTCOMES

DEADLINES

The deadlines for the 2022-2023 fiscal year are:

Decisions regarding the application will be communicated a maximum of six (6) weeks after the deadline.

LEVEL OF INVESTMENT

EXAMPLES OF ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

Other considerations:

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES

Pre-Production

Production

Other expenses

Other considerations

INELIGIBLE EXPENSES

APPLICATION GUIDE

For more information about the Sound Recording Component, consult the Sound Recording Application Guide. It includes all questions found in the Application Form and tips for a better application. It is for your personal use and should not be submitted with your application.