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Over $40 Million is available for music funding in Canada annually.
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Topics Covered In The Book

In this eBook you’ll quickly and painlessly learn to:


Understand the Application Process

The application process can often seem bureaucratic & labyrinthine, we’ll explain it in layman’s terms


Write Killer Biographies

Tell an amazing story funders will want to know!


Create Marketing Plans

Learn how to create modern, cutting edge marketing plans so good you will actually follow them!


Integrate Best Practices

Industry tips and tricks to save time and fast-track your grant writing process


Select the Right Song

What makes a song suited for grant juries and how to pick your best


Budget for Success

How to prepare a solid project budget that makes sense to funders

Plus Bonus Materials:

Samples & templates including marketing plan, biography and budgets; case studies of successfully funded artists and research resources & funding leads


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What Our Readers Are Saying

Rebecca provides a comprehensive road map to the difficult-to-navigate grants system in Canada. Mandatory reading for independent artists and more established acts alike!


Devon Lougheed

Artist & Producer, Hey Ocean! Smashing Satellites

Bex Apostoli is an insightful music industry expert who provides much-needed sage guidance for artists looking to reach the next stage in their careers. Passionate about helping her clients reach their goals, her book is a clear blueprint for musicians interested in securing funding for their next album or tour.


Kei Beritugo

Publicist, Boldlove Communications

There are so many funding opportunities that artists in Canada can take advantage of if they know how. Rebecca understands this stuff inside and out and walks you through it in a clear and concise way.


Kyra Wittkopf

Project Manager, 604 Records

This book not only provides a good guide to writing a grant but also some key advice on creating a marketing plan, bio, demo tape/focus track, etc. These are all really useful skills and outcomes even if the artist does not finish the grant.


Lianne Payne

Operations Coordinator, Ecotrust Canada

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About the Author


Rebecca Apostoli

Rebecca started her career as an artist and songwriter, taking Jazz Studies at Malaspina College in Nanaimo, B.C. and opening for artists such as Serena Ryder, Kaki King and Blackie & the Rodeo Kings. From a young age, she dreamed of a successful and sustainable career that would satisfy her need for constant challenges, new growth and a desire to see independent artists not just succeed, but thrive in Canada's competitive arts climate.

She moved to Vancouver, B.C. in 2006 and completed Capilano University's Advanced Arts & Entertainment Management Program, taking internships with Direct Current Media (managers of K'naan and Red1) and Hipjoint Productions (Troy Samson, Oscar Furtado). She went on to many career-building positions at companies such as Live Nation before deciding to finish her undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies at Vancouver Island University.

Rebecca finished her degree in the spring of 2010 after a semester abroad in Florence, Italy, where her deep appreciation and passion for the creative arts were revived. She returned home to Vancouver and worked for a variety of community organizations, media companies and festivals, before being hired at Music BC Industry Association.

Through her work at Music BC, Rebecca gained critical insight and first-hand experience with the application and jury process behind music funding programs. In 2013, Rebecca founded her own music funding, education and creative consulting agency, Music Grants Canada. She has been working ever since to apply her knowledge, skills and experience to providing educational resources, management services and creative consulting to independent artists, companies and organizations all across Canada.


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