Canada Music Fund - Overview
The Canada Music Fund (CMF) helps the Canadian music industry meet new challenges. A wide range of musicians and entrepreneurs who create, produce and market original and diverse Canadian music are eligible to apply.
The CMF is the primary tool implementing the three major objectives of the Canadian Sound Recording Policy, From Creators to Audience, which are:
- to enhance access to a diverse range of Canadian music choices through existing and emerging media;
- to increase the opportunities available for Canadian music artists and entrepreneurs to make a significant and lasting contribution to Canadian cultural expression; and
- to ensure that Canadian music artists and entrepreneurs have the skills, know-how and tools to succeed in a global and digital environment.
The CMF has four components:
New Musical Works
This component provides Canadian creators and entrepreneurs with opportunities to produce and promote Canadian sound recordings, to develop their craft and expertise.
Read more about who can apply for funding from the New Musical Works component of the CMF.
This component supports the development of the Canadian sound recording industry by fostering an increased regional, national and international presence of Canadian undertakings, companies, record labels, creators and artists. Collective Initiatives provides financial assistance for conferences and award shows, real and virtual showcases, as well as market development initiatives.
Read more about who can apply for funding from the Collective Initiatives component of the CMF
The three ‘Music Entrepreneur’ sub-components provide support for established Canadian music entrepreneurs to build a strong, sustainable industry. The sub-components enable established entrepreneurs to offer a wide range of choices that enrich the Canadian musical experience in the long term, to become increasingly competitive nationally and internationally. The three Music Entrepreneur sub-components are:
Aid to Canadian Music Publishing Firms
This sub-component provides financial assistance to Canadian music publishing firms. It aims to support the development of Canadian songwriters/composers and the promotion of new Canadian musical works in Canada and abroad.
Read more about who can apply for funding from the Aid to Canadian Music Publishing Firms sub-component of the CMF.
Aid to Canadian Sound Recording Firms
This sub-component provides assistance to produce and promote Canadian sound recordings to eligible Canadian sound recording firms.
Read more about who can apply for funding from the Aid to Canadian Sound Recording Firms sub-component of the CMF.
Aid to Canadian Music Industry National Service Organizations
This sub-component provides financial assistance to eligible not-for-profit organizations, to increase collective promotional activities for Canadian artists and music content, as well as services to the Canadian music industry.
Read more about who can apply for funding from the Aid to Canadian Music Industry National Service Organizations sub-component of the CMF.
Canadian Music Memories
The Canadian Music Memories component supports Library and Archives Canada in the preservation of Canadian sound recordings, and allows Canadians to access their musical heritage.
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