Bell Media’s MuchFACT Announces Fund Recipients for June 3, 2015 Music Committee

— June 8, 2015

– More than $448,245 awarded to 22 recipients –

To tweet this release: TORONTO (June 5, 2015) – Bell Media’s MuchFACT (A Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) announced today the 22 fund recipients from the June 3, 2015 music committee meeting. With more than 229 applications considered, a total of $448,245 was awarded to Canadian musicians in the following categories: Music Videos, Online Music Video/Project, and Digital Tools. MuchFACT continues to support artists and their music through funding creative content which can be used across television and online platforms. A total of 15 MuchFACT-funded music videos are nominated for a 2015 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARD, representing more than $409,000 in investment. Nominated artists include: Death from Above 1979GrandTheft f. Keys N KratesLightsTorro Torro, and many more.   MuchFACT fund recipients from the June 3, 2015 music committee meeting are as follows:   MUSIC VIDEO Allie-X – “Sanctuary Arkells – “11:11” A Tribe Called Red – “Stadium Pow Wow” Coeur de Pirate – “I Don’t Want To Break Your Heart” Dan Talevski – “My Religion” Dear Rouge – “Tongues” Dragonette – “Let The Night Fall” Francesco Yates – “Change The Channel” Keys N Krates – “Save Me” Lowell – “Ride feat. Icona Pop” Mandroid Echostar – “Paladin” Metric – “The Shade” Yukon Blonde – “I Wanna Be Your Man”   ONLINE MUSIC VIDEO / PACKAGE BornRuffians – “Don’t Live Up” Dan Mangan + Blacksmith – “Forgetery” Dralms – “Domino House” Ivory Hours – “Dreamer” Rezonate – “The Only Road” River Tiber – “No Talk” Spek Won – “Black Body feat. Shi Wisdom” Young Rival – “Interior Light”   DIGITAL TOOLS Ria Mae   Bell Media’s MuchFACT has helped to launch the careers of some of Canada’s best and brightest artists, including A Tribe Called Red, Arcade Fire, Arkells, Barenaked Ladies, Carly Rae Jepsen, Celine Dion, Down With Webster, Dragonette, Feist, Grimes, k.d. lang, Keys N Krates, k-os, Majiid Jordan, Matt Mays, Metric, Mother Mother, Nelly Furtado, Sam Roberts, Serena Ryder, The 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 July 2, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Applications can be submitted at

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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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