BELL MEDIA’S MUCHFACT ANNOUNCES FUND RECIPIENTS FOR JUNE MUSIC COMMITTEE


Bell Media's MuchFACT Announces Fund Recipients from June Committee Meeting

– $573,870 awarded to 29 recipients –

TORONTO (June 3, 2016) – Bell Media’s MuchFACT (A Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) announced today the 29 fund recipients from the June 1, 2016music committee meeting. With more than 180 applications considered, a total of $573,870 was awarded to Canadian musicians in the following categories: Music Content Package, Music Videos, Online Projects, and Digital Tools.
 
This year, MuchFACT-funded music videos received 23 nominations at THE 2016 IHEARTRADIO MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS representing more than $530,000 in investment. Nominated artists include Belly f. The WeekndGrandtheft f. Lowell,HumansJohn RiverMajid Jordan f. DrakeSonReal, and Young Empires.
 
MuchFACT fund recipients from the June 1, 2016 music committee meeting are as follows:
 
MUSIC CONTENT PACKAGE
Humans

MUSIC VIDEOS
Dragonette – “Lonely Heart”
John River – “Pray For Me”
Kiki Rowe – “Trust Issues”
REZZ – “Paranoid”
Ria Mae – “Ooh Love”
Roy Wood$ – “Go Go Go”
Ryan Hemsworth – “Holy”
Sam Roberts Band – “If You Want It”
Serena Ryder – “Got Your Number”
Somewhere Else f. Majid Jordan – “Move Together”
SonReal – “No Warm Up”
Tanya Tagaq – “Centre” and “Retribution”
The Strumbellas – “We Don’t Know”
Torro Torro f. Aylen – “Designed 4 U”

ONLINE PROJECTS
AMAARA – “Black Moon”
AudioOpera – “Forever”
Christian Hudson – “Four Leaf Clover”
Dan Mangan – “Race to the Bottom”
Harrison – “Checkpoint Titanium”
Lais – “Cocaine Rain”
Mozart’s Sister – “Moment to Moment”
Saya for “Wet Dreams”
Sway Clarke II f. Tycho – “Tangerine”
The Dirty Nil – “Friends In The Sky”
Tokyo Police Club – “PCH”
 
DIGITAL TOOLS
Daniel Caesar
Lowell
Michelle Treacy

Bell Media’s 
MuchFACT has helped to launch the careers of some of Canada’s best and brightest artists, including A Tribe Called RedArcade FireArkellsBarenaked LadiesCarly Rae JepsenCeline DionDown With WebsterDragonetteFeist,Grimesk.d. langKeys N Kratesk-osMajiid JordanMatt MaysMetricMother MotherNelly FurtadoSam RobertsSerena RyderThe Tragically Hip, and many more. 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.
 
The next deadline for submitting MuchFACT applications is ThursdayJune 30,2016 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Applications can be submitted at www.muchfact.ca.
 
 
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 premium subscription on-demand streaming service CraveTV, as well as its innovative GO video streaming services including CTV GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO; holds an equity stake in digital startup Hubub; is partners in Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture with Cirque du Soleil; 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 75 million dollars, and funded more than 7,700 projects.

 

For More Information:

 

Laura Berkenblit - laura.berkenblit@bellmedia.ca

Tiffany Ferguson - tiffany.ferguson@bellmedia.ca