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


Bell Media's MuchFACT Announces Fund Recipients For July Music Committee

– $568,300 awarded to 26 recipients –

TORONTO (July 22, 2016) – Bell Media’s MuchFACT (A Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) announced today the 26 fund recipients from the July 20, 2016music committee meeting. With 189 applications considered, a total of $568,300 was awarded to Canadian musicians in the following categories: Music Content Package, Music Videos, Online Projects, and Digital Tools.

This year, three MuchFACT-funded music videos won awards at THE 2016 IHEARTRADIO MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS: Majid Jordan took home two awards: Best Post-Production for his song ‘Every Step, Every Way’ and Best MuchFACT Video for ‘My Love’ (feat. Drake), while Grandtheft’s track ‘Quit This City’ (feat. Lowell) also took home the hardware for Best EDM/Dance Video.

MuchFACT fund recipients from the July 20, 2016 music committee meeting are as follows:

MUSIC CONTENT PACKAGE
Austra
Coleman Hell

MUSIC VIDEOS
Dan Talevski – “Rocket”
Emilie & Ogden – “White Lies”

Grandtheft – “Easy Go”

Hannah Georgas – “Evelyn”

Jillea – “Drive Slow”

Kaytranada ft. Syd Tha Kyd – “You’re The One”

KROY – “Learn”

Michelle Treacy – “Armageddon”

Muneshine – “Full Throttle”

PARTYNEXTDOOR – “Not Nice”

Sean Leon – “81”

Shaun Frank – “Get Away With Murder”

ONLINE PROJECTS
BROS – “Tell Me”
Jacques Greene – “Afterglow”

Jessie Reyez – “Shutter Island”

Junior Boys – “Kiss Me All Night”

Little Destroyer – “Savages”

Little India – “Youngblood”

Lou Phelps – “Average”

Lydia Ainsworth – “The Road”

Neon Dreams – “Beat of Your Heart”

Rainer & Grimm – “Do It Right”

Twist – “Can’t Wait”

DIGITAL TOOLS
RALPH – “Tease”

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 ThursdaySeptember 8,2016 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; 34 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 30,000 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. 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, Discovery GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; 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 more than 75 million dollars, and funded more than 7,700 projects.

For more information:

Adam Slinn: adam.slinn@bellmedia.ca
Amanda Rinaldo: amanda.rinaldo@bellmedia.ca
Tiffany Ferguson: tiffany.ferguson@bellmedia.ca