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


Bell Media’s MuchFACT Announces Fund Recipients for December Music Committee

– $452,900 awarded to 23 recipients –

December 2, 2016

TORONTO (December 2, 2016) – Bell Media’s MuchFACT (A Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) announced today the 23 fund recipients from the December 1, 2016 music committee meeting. With 183 applications considered, a total of $452,900 was awarded to Canadian musicians in the following categories: Content Package, Music Video, Online Music Video/Project, and Digital Tools.

MuchFACT continues to encourage the growth of Canadian artists through funding innovative videos. The video for A Tribe Called Red’s new single “The Virus” (feat. Saul Williams), which received a $50,000 video content award from MuchFACT in October 2015, offers socially conscious commentary on the conflict surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock in the U.S. Since being uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday, the video, which was produced in collaboration with Bell Media’s newly announced creative hub DAIS, has already been viewed more than 31,000 times.

MuchFACT fund recipients from the December 1, 2016 music committee meeting are as follows:

Content Package

Feist – “Pleasure”
Zeds Dead f. NGHTMRE & GG Magree – “Frontlines”

Music Video

Grandtheft – “Gold”
We Are Wolves – “I Don’t Mind”
REZZ – “Relax”
BLEEKER – “Where’s Your Money”
Charlotte Cardin – “I”
Saya – “Death Proof”
Tasha The Amazon – “Watch It Burn”
Jazz Cartier – “Tempted”

Online Music Video Project

Jesus Complex f. Sway Clarke – “NÜ LA”
Derek Wise – “Disconnected”
Allan Rayman – “Wolf”
Kuri – “Human Nature”
DIANA – “Moment of Silence”
Sam Tudor – “Truthful”
BROS – “Couldn’t Hear a Thing”
Groenland – “Cabin”
Geoffroy – “Raised by Wolves”
Wasiu – “No Jumper”
King Reign – “Santa Romeo”

Digital Tools

shy kids – “Feel Like a Failure”
Scott Helman – “Solve the Solvable”

 

The next deadline for submitting MuchFACT applications is ThursdayJanuary 12, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Applications can be submitted at www.muchfact.ca.

About Bell Media

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 leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television channels, led by CTV, Canada's highest-rated television network; 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 Ecran. Bell Media is also Canada's largest radio broadcaster, operating 105 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across the country, as well as managing the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service in Canada. Bell Media owns Astal Out of Home with a network of more than 30,000 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with its CraveTV and GO video streaming services; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; produces live theatrical shows via its partnership with Iconic Entertainment Studios; 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, a division 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 Band, 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