Bell Media’s MuchFACT Announces Fund Recipients for April 3, 2014 Music Committee

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TORONTO (April 4, 2014) Bell Media’s MuchFACT (A Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) announced today the 32 fund recipients from the April 3, 2014 music committee meeting. With more than 332 applications considered following the announcement of MuchFACT’s new funding structure, a total of $607,611 was awarded to Canadian musicians in the following categories: Music Content Package, Music Videos, Online Music Video/Project, and Digital Tools.

As the official sponsor of the JUNO Award for Video of the Year, MuchFACT congratulates all the nominees at last week’s 2014 JUNO AWARDS and The Sheepdogs on their JUNO win for their video, “Feeling Good.”

MuchFACT fund recipients from the April 3, 2014 music committee meeting are as follows:

 

Music Content Package:

Majid Jordan
Victoria Duffield

Music Videos:

Allie X for “Catch”

Arkells for “Come To Light”

BadBadNotGood feat. Ghostface Killah and Danny Brown for “Six Degrees”

Grandtheft feat. Keys n Krates for “Keep It 100”

IMPOSTER(S) for “You Control You”

Kreesha Turner for “MJ”

Lowell for “The Bells”

Mia Martina for “Prototype”

Nikki Yanofsky for “Necessary Evil”

Protest the Hero for “Mist”

Serena Ryder for “Heavy Love”

Teenage Kicks for “Curse Words”

The Trews for “What’s Fair is Fair”

 

Online Music Video/Project:

Aidan Knight

Blue Hawaii

Dear Frederic (Charles Huot)

Fur Trade

High Klassified

Justin Rutledge

New Hands

Obey the Brave

Rich Aucoin

Tasha the Amazon

Terell Safadi

Thought Beneath Film

Wake Owl

We Were Lovers

Wilde

 

Digital Tools:

Bear Mountain

Courage My Love

Additionally, seven new members join the MuchFACT music committee:

  • Julien Bidar, Co-founder and President of Outloud  (Montréal)
  • Darren Bourne, Senior Music Programmer, Bell Media Inc. (Toronto)
  • Alan Greyeyes, Aboriginal Music Program Manager, Manitoba Music (Winnipeg)
  • Christina Fitzgerald, Program Director & Music Director, Radio 965 FM | Newcap Radio  (Halifax)
  • Angelique Knights, Marketing, Bell Media Inc. (Toronto)
  • Melissa Mowat, Artist Manager, Watchdog Management (Vancouver)
  • Rachel Noonan, Marketing, Content & Storytelling, Beyond The Next (Toronto)

 

Bell Media’s MuchFACT has helped to launch the careers of some of Canada’s best and brightest artists, including Serena Ryder, City and Colour, Feist, Nelly Furtado, K-OS, The Tragically Hip, Arcade Fire, k.d. lang, Carly Rae Jepsen, Metric, and many more.

The next deadline for submitting MuchFACT applications is Thursday, May 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Applications can be submitted at www.muchfact.ca.

 

About Bell Media

Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media entertains, informs and inspires Canadians. Bell Media owns 28 conventional stations, including CTV, Canada’s #1 television network, and owns and operates 30 specialty channels, including TSN, Canada’s #1 specialty channel and RDS, Canada’s #1 French-language specialty channel. Bell Media also owns 33 radio stations, dozens of websites including the Sympatico.ca portal, and Dome Productions Inc. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.

About MuchFACT

MuchFACT supports the Canadian music community through funding and promotion of music videos and related music content for all media platforms. MuchFact is exclusively funded by Much & M3, divisions of Bell Media Inc. MuchFACT has helped to launch the careers of many of Canada’s most prominent musicians including Carly Rae Jepsen, Celine Dion, Dragonette, Matt Mays, Serena Ryder, The Tragically Hip, Arcade Fire, K-OS, Feist, Shad, Nelly Furtado, Sam Roberts, Metric, k.d. lang, and the Barenaked Ladies. MuchFACT has also had a great impact on developing Canadian directors, many of whom have gone on to direct award-winning music videos, as well as feature films and documentaries. Since 1984, MuchFACT has awarded over 69 million dollars, and funded more than 7,100 projects.

 

For more information
Laura Catania, Much, 416.384.3173, laura.catania@bellmedia.ca

Tiffany Ferguson, MuchFACT, 416.384.2616, tiffany.ferguson@bellmedia.ca