[JPL] The US should emulate Canada in this

luis mario ochoa info at cubanmusicproductions.com
Sun Jan 25 02:31:52 EST 2009


Maurice, We are very lucky here in Canada my friend! Hope it will stay like
that forever!

Luis Mario

On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 11:35 PM, Maurice Hogue <onemansjazz at shaw.ca> wrote:

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> My compadre, Luis Mario, is correct, but I should add that there is also
> funding available for promotion and marketing for artists in some of the
> various support agencies, like the Foundation To Assist Canadian Talent
> On Record (FACTOR), which doesn't fund a lot of jazz projects,
> and some of the provincial associations have similar programs.
>
> It's possible to get perhaps 50 or 60% of a recording project costs,
> including
> some of the manufacturing, through a combination of different funding
> programs.
>
> I've done so many of these applications and served on juries to determine
> the fate
> of these applications that I can't count.
>
> Luis Mario is also correct that a lot of these projects have a long life in
> the cardboard
> boxes they arrive in from the manufacturer if the artist doesn't have a
> grasp on reality
> and doesn't know how to get them out of the boxes and to consumers.  I
> should mention too that
> back in the days of record labels (: , a number of these funded projects
> were released
> on real record labels too.  It was a win-win situation.
>
> For  a lot of the FACTOR and provinical program, the funds are granted on a
> forgiveable loan
> basis, written off usually after a number of years, providing the artist
> has made some attempt at
> sales.  The Canada Council grants were just that, grants.
>
> Artists can even apply to the Canada Council for funding to hire a manager
> or agent for
> a special project(s), to develop websites, and there's even funding for
> managers/agents too.
>
> As for the taxpayers getting concerned about it, in my opinion, I think the
> people
> who like to use the arts as a whipping boy are the ones who harp about such
> programs
> the most.  Like the current right wing  government.  I don't think most
> taxpayers are
> overly concerned about such programs, certainly not in Manitoba where I am.
> We love
> our arts in Canada.
>
> Note:  these programs also support touring - both nationally and
> internationally.  It's not
> a given that you'll get funding. One has to apply, but one of the groups I
> worked with had
> a great tour in Europe late last year, with financial support for the
> Canada Council.  Most
> of the Canadian artists/groups that play at the annual jazz festivals tour
> with Council funds.
> That info will be announced in a couple of weeks, making some people happy,
> and some not so.
>
> Maurice Hogue
> CKUW Winnipeg
>
>  Arturo,
>>
>> This is a really good thing we have here in Canada. There are several ways
>> that recording projects get sponsorship: federally, provincially and by
>> city
>> art councils. They all provide grants to artist. However, unfortunately
>> the
>> tax payers are not too happy about it. Perhaps because most independent
>> artists don't know what to do with their records and the money invested is
>> lost. It would be great if those art councils would help, at least in
>> small
>> scale, with distribution (although now everything is online) promotion and
>> publishing, so that the money invested can somehow be recouped.
>>
>> Luis Mario
>>
>> On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 5:37 PM, Arturo Gomez <arturo at kuvo.org> wrote:
>>
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>> > I've noticed the last 2-3 years when receiving many talented Canadian
>> > artists' recordings, that several have had their album projects financed
>> by
>> > the Canada Council for the Arts. Wouldn't it be nice if a similar
>> ministry
>> > would be created in the USA?
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Arturo Gómez
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