TORONTO (July 25, 2014) – Bell Media’s MuchFACT (A Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) announced today the 43 fund recipients from the July 24, 2014 music committee meeting. With more than 281 applications considered, a total of $644,481 was awarded to Canadian musicians in the following categories: Music Content Package, Music Videos, Online Music Video/Project, and Digital Tools.
MuchFACT-supported music videos continue to impress internationally. Last month, Kevin Drew released his MuchFACT-funded video “You In Your Were”. The video, which features appearances by Feist and Zach Galifianakis, has garnered more than 170,000 views on Funny or Die. Toronto-based success story Majid Jordan, known for their collaboration with Drake on the hit “Hold On, We’re Going Home”, which took home the International Video of the Year by a Canadian at THE 2014 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS, racked up more than 220,000 views on YouTube in two weeks of release of their most recent hit, “A Place Like This.” Complex Magazine wrote about the video here. Also, gaining views on YouTube are electronic music duo Zeds Dead who have amassed over 270,000 views on the site with their MuchFACT funded clip “Lost You.”
MuchFACT fund recipients from the July 24, 2014 music committee meeting are as follows:
MUSIC CONTENT PACKAGE
Walk Off The Earth
Andee for “Sorries”
Dear Rouge for “Best Look Lately”
Fucked Up for “The Art of Patrons”
Grimes (feat. Blood Diamonds) for “Go”
k-os for “Spaceship”
Majid Jordan for “Forever”
Shawn Hook for “Million Ways”
The Darcys for “Close To Me”
The Dirty Nil for “Beat”
The New Pornographers for “Dancehall Domine”
Thugli for “Sic’em”
Tokyo Police Club for “Tunnel Vision”
Torro Torro for “Ca$hville”
USS for “Nepal”
ONLINE MUSIC VIDEO / PROJECT
Bellwoods feat. Mary Lambert
The Wilderness of Manitoba
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, September 4 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tiffany Ferguson, MuchFACT, 416.384.2616, email@example.com