Bell Media’s MuchFACT Announces Fund Recipients for May 29, 2014 Music Committee


MuchFACT-funded videos received 26 nominations at this year’s Much Music Video Awards

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TORONTO (May 29, 2014) – Bell Media’s MuchFACT (A Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) announced today the 43 fund recipients from the May 29, 2014 music committee meeting. With more than 243 applications considered, a total of $619,505 was awarded to Canadian musicians in the following categories: Music Content Package, Music Videos, Online Music Video/Project, and Digital Tools.

MuchFACT congratulates all of the nominated artists at the upcoming Much Music Video Awards, announced earlier this month. MuchFACT-funded music videos received a total of 26 nominations at the 2014 MMVAs including videos from Toronto indie rock band July Talk, who have just signed international deals with Island (U.S.) and Polydor (Europe), Vancouver hip-hop artist SonReal, who’s hit video "Everywhere We Go" has received more than 1 million views on YouTube, electro-dance duo Autoerotique, who have seen their video "Asphyxiation" surpass 2.5 million views on YouTube, and many more. The MMVA-nominated videos represent more than half a million dollars in investment.

MuchFACT fund recipients from the May 29, 2014 music committee meeting are as follows:

MUSIC CONTENT PACKAGE

  • Mother Mother
  • SonReal

MUSIC VIDEOS

  • Biblical for “The Quiet Crooks”
  • Francesco Yates for “Better To Be Loved”
  • Intervals for “Siren Sound”
  • Lights for “Running With The Boys”
  • Maiko Watson + Cyclist for “Shine”
  • Marianas Trench for “Pop 10”
  • Reuben and the Dark for “Devil's Own”
  • Rich Kidd for “Working Like a Slave”
  • Wildlife for “Dangerous Times”

ONLINE MUSIC VIDEO / PROJECT

  • Ain't No Love
  • Alvvays
  • Andrew Austin
  • Black Pistol Fire
  • Camm Hunter
  • Crystalyne
  • Dinamo Azari
  • Ghettosocks
  • Grand Analog
  • Grimace Love
  • Heat
  • Human Human
  • Incura
  • JP Maurice
  • Lisa Leblanc
  • Lord Quest
  • Mia Martina
  • Michael Imperial
  • Omar LinX
  • Royal Tusk
  • Shaani Cage
  • The Almighty Rhombus
  • The Mohrs
  • The Stanfields
  • The Town Heroes
  • Timber Timbre
  • VALERY GORE
  • Wyatt B Quiet

DIGITAL TOOLS

  • A Tribe Called Red
  • John River
  • Rich Aucoin
  • Zerbin

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.

Earlier this year, MuchFACT announced a new funding structure, allowing a wider variety of options for Canadian musicians applying for funding. Details can be found here. The next deadline for submitting MuchFACT applications is Thursday, June 26 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Applications can be submitted at www.muchfact.ca.

About Bell Media
With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s #1 television network; 35 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada’s most-watched specialty channels in English and French; four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran; and is managing shareholder of premium pay-per-view service Viewers Choice Canada. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out-of-Home, one of Canada's most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies with a network of more than 9,500 advertising faces in Québec, Ontario and British Columbia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites, delivers TV Everywhere with its innovative GO video streaming services, including CTV GO, TMN GO and Bravo GO, and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of 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.

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For more information

Laura Catania, Much, 416.384.3173, laura.catania@bellmedia.ca

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