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


TORONTO (October 6, 2014) – Bell Media’s MuchFACT (A Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) announced today the 32 fund recipients from the October 3, 2014 music committee meeting. With more than 176 applications considered, a total of $513,430 was awarded to Canadian musicians in the following categories: Music Content Package, Music Videos, Online Music Video/Project, and Digital Tools.

Videos created with the support of MuchFACT continue to garner recognition and make waves around the world. Vancouver’s Grimes continues to take the world by storm with her latest video “Go”, featuring DJ/Producer Blood Diamonds, which has amassed more than 2 million views on YouTube to date. Toronto band Death From Above 1979 have seen success with their MuchFACT-funded video “Trainwreck 1979”, which has more than 500,000 views on YouTube and was recently profiled in Rolling Stone.

MuchFACT-supported videos were on display this past weekend in Toronto as part of Out of Site, the all-night exhibition of art and music by independent Canadian artists, held in conjunction with Nuit Blanche. MuchFACT: Under the Stars featured a selection of curated music videos accompanied by a light installation created by local independent artists Patrick Dinnen and Brent Marshall.

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

MUSIC CONTENT PACKAGE

  • Arkells

MUSIC VIDEOS

  • Art Department for “Walls”
  • Coeur de pirate for “Carry On”
  • Cold Specks for “Living Signs”
  • Hey Rosetta! for “Kintsukuroi”
  • Lowell for “I Love You Money”
  • Mother Mother for “Monkey Tree”
  • P. Reign for “You Know”
  • The Posterz for “Bulalay/Warhammers”
  • The Trews featuring Serena Ryder for “In The Morning”
  • Whitehorse for “Baby What’s Wrong”

ONLINE MUSIC VIDEO / PROJECT

  • Absolutely Free
  • Apashe & Black Tiger Sex Machine
  • Bear Mountain
  • Camille Poliquin
  • Dan Mangan + Blacksmith
  • Gang Signs
  • High Klassified
  • Humans
  • Keita Juma and Brendan Philip
  • KISSETTE
  • Majical Cloudz
  • Milk & Bone
  • Mo Kenney
  • Naturally Born Strangers
  • Seoul
  • Shi Wisdom
  • some minor noise
  • The Body Politic

DIGITAL TOOLS

  • Jessie Reyez
  • July Talk
  • Silverstein

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, October 30 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; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. 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, Alberta, 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 TSN GO, holds an equity stake in digital startup Hubub, 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

Noreen Hamid, Much, 416.384.3259, noreen.hamid@bellmedia.ca

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