Ontario Music Fund Awards $14 Million to 151 Recipients

Ontario Music Fund Awards $14 Million to 151 Recipients
Following last year's announcement that the Ontario Music Fund (OMF) would continue permanently in the province, the program has announced its annual list of recipients, with the fund awarding 155 grants to 151 recipients for a total of $14 million in funding.

Today (April 20), Premier Kathleen Wynne made the announcement at the Rivoli in Toronto, and you can see the complete list of recipients and how much funding each received below.

As explained in a press release, "The OMF provides grants to music businesses that produce, distribute and promote Ontario-based music and artists. This support spans all segments of Ontario's music industry and helps the sector to innovate, create jobs and increase the production and performance of music across the province."

The OMF is administrated by the Ontario Music Office, benefiting a wide range of music industry workers such as labels, publishers, managers, entrepreneurs, promoters, booking agents and more.

The OMF is part of the Ontario government's plan to ultimately help grow the economy in the province and create jobs. The press release also points out that "the plan is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history," as well as "helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement."

You can view the entire list of recipients below, while the previous round of recipients can be found here.

Earlier this year, it was announced that British Columbia would be investing $15 million in the newly launched BC Music Fund.

2015-16 Ontario Music Fund Recipients:

Music Company Development - Category A (Domestic Music Companies):

2+2 Management Inc. $25,000.00
A Tribe Called Red Inc. $150,000.00
Andrew Kwan Artists Management Inc. $19,000.00
Arkells Music Inc. $50,000.00
Arts & Crafts Productions Inc. $575,000.00
Bedlam Music Inc. $80,000.00
Bedtracks Inc. $45,000.00
Black Box Recordings Inc. $95,000.00
Bumstead Productions Inc. $60,000.00
CCS Rights Management Corp. $46,000.00
Chapter 2 Productions Inc. $75,000.00
Coalition Music Inc. $140,000.00
Cowboy Junkies Inc. $62,000.00
CP Music Group Inc. $275,000.00
Curve Music Inc. $50,000.00
Dave Spencer Management Inc. $15,000.00
Dine Alone Music Inc. $575,000.00
Dragonette Inc. $75,000.00
DWW Entertainment Inc. $60,000.00
Eggplant Entertainment Inc. $25,000.00
Entertainment One Limited (eOne Music Canada) $150,000.00
Fullcc Music Group $65,000.00
Good Lovelies Inc. $40,000.00
Hidden Pony Records $40,000.00
HOME Music Inc. $120,000.00
LaFab Musique $50,000.00
Last Gang Records Inc. $250,000.00
Linus Entertainment Inc. $230,000.00
MapleCore Ltd. (now Cadence Music Group) $200,000.00
MDM Recordings Inc. $150,000.00
Metric Productions Inc. $130,000.00
Monster Truck Music Inc. $45,000.00
Mont Royal Records Inc. $85,000.00
Nevado Music Inc. $50,000.00
ole Media Management Inc. $375,000.00
Outside Music Inc. $175,000.00
Pandyamonium Management Inc. $75,000.00
Paper Bag Records Inc. $160,000.00
Peter Cardinali Productions Inc. $65,000.00
Pirates Blend Records Inc. $52,500.00
Q&A Music Rights Administration Inc. $13,000.00
Red Brick Music Publishing $95,000.00
RGK Entertainment Group, Inc. $95,000.00
Royal Crown Records Inc. (Matt Dusk) $35,000.00
Royal Wood Music Inc. $25,000.00
Silverstein Music Inc. $35,000.00
Six Shooter Records Inc. $300,000.00
Sonic Unyon $120,000.00
Strongman Music Inc. (Steve Strongman) $40,000.00
The Anthem Entertainment Group Inc. (now ole Media Management Inc.) $225,000.00
The Baroness Inc. (Sarah Slean) $40,000.00
The Borealis Recording Company Ltd. $15,000.00
The Management Trust Ltd. $50,000.00
Tim Hicks Music, Inc. $50,000.00
Wax Records Inc. $60,000.00
Zeds Dead Inc. $175,000.00

Music Company Development - Category B (Multinational Record Labels):

Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc. $500,000.00
Universal Music Canada Inc. $900,000.00
Warner Music Canada Co. $550,000.00

Music Futures (Record Labels, Music Managers, Music Publishers and Artist-Entrepreneurs):

Boonsdale Records $37,000.00
Cameron House Records Inc. $40,000.00
CLK Creative Works Inc.
$40,000.00
Countermeasure $37,500.00
Culvert Music Inc. $25,000.00
Divine Brown Entertainment Inc. $12,500.00
Do Right Music Inc. $30,000.00
Eh440 $32,500.00
Evening Hymns $32,500.00
Firebox Management $10,000.00
Glenn Lewis Entertainment $21,750.00
Go Kartz Management Inc. $14,750.00
hard. Music Design $37,500.00
Hot Steam Records and Entertainment Group (Tasha the Amazon) $30,000.00
Idée Fixe Records Inc. $40,000.00
Indoor Recess Inc. $30,000.00
James Bryson (Jim Bryson) $20,000.00
Jancar and Associates Inc. $25,000.00
Marked Music Inc. $37,500.00
Nagata Shachu $35,000.00
New Country Rehab $25,000.00
Northstarr Entertainment Inc. (D.O.) $37,500.00
Plaid Shirt Music (Peter Katz) $39,000.00
Real World Artist Management Inc. $35,000.00
Sleepless Records Inc. $36,000.00
The Gallery Players of Niagara $8,000.00
The Stable Music $20,500.00
The Wooden Sky Inc. $37,500.00

Music Futures (Music Promoters/Presenters and Booking Agents):

Arboretum Arts Festival $32,500.00
Brookside Music Association $15,000.00
JKB Communications Inc. $22,500.00
Long Winter Music and Arts Festival $23,500.00
Neruda Arts $26,250.00
Niagara Jazz Festival $37,500.00
Port Hope Jazz Inc. $15,000.00
River & Sky Arts in the Woods $17,500.00
SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival $25,000.00
Wavelength Music Arts Projects $37,500.00
YLMC Creative Corporation $8,000.00

Live Music:

Admiral Creative Group
$55,000.00
Ashkenaz Foundation $38,000.00
Beaches Jazz Festival Society $99,000.00
Burlington's Sound of Music Festival Inc. $125,000.00
Calabogie Blues and Ribfest Inc. $60,000.00
Canadian Music Week $125,000.00
Centre français Hamilton Inc. $35,000.00
CityFolk Festival $125,000.00
Embrace Entertainment Inc. $125,000.00
Franco-Fête de la communauté urbaine de Toronto $50,000.00
Jazz Sudbury $25,000.00
Jones & Jones Productions Ltd. (JAMBANA One World Festival) $37,500.00
Jones Entertainment Group (Rock the Park) $63,000.00
Live Nation Ontario Concerts, GP $125,000.00
NXNE Inc. $100,000.00
Ontario Festival of Small Halls $30,000.00
Ottawa Bluesfest $200,000.00
Small World Music Society $45,000.00
Spectrasonic $29,000.00
Supercrawl Productions $125,000.00
The Agency Group Inc. (United Talent Agency) $53,000.00
The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall $275,000.00
The Feldman Agency Inc. $70,000.00
The Guelph Jazz Festival $23,000.00
The Paquin Entertainment Group Inc. (Paquin Artists Agency) $45,000.00
Toronto Downtown Jazz Society $35,000.00
Toronto Urban Roots Fest Inc. $70,000.00
UMA Foundation (desiFEST) $90,000.00

Music Industry Development:

Alliance nationale de l'industrie musicale $35,000.00
Association des professionnels de la chanson et la musique $45,000.00
Association for Music and Innovative Arts $10,000.00
Blue Ant Music Inc. (Polaris Music Prize) $150,000.00
Canada's Music Incubator Limited $95,000.00
Canadian Folk Awards Project $20,000.00
Canadian Independent Music Association/ Magazines Canada* $70,000.00
Canadian Independent Music Association/ Music Ontario $90,000.00
Canadian Independent Music Association* $425,000.00
Canadian Music Centre; Centre de Musique Canadienne $85,000.00
Canadian Music Publishers Association $80,000.00
Canadian Music Week $210,000.00
Country Music Association of Ontario $95,000.00
Folk Music Ontario $30,000.00
Indie Week Inc. $45,000.00
Kelp Records Corporation/ Association des professionnels de la chanson et la musique* $45,000.00
Music Canada* $110,000.00
Music Canada Live* $75,000.00
Music Canada Live $150,000.00
Music Managers Forum Canada $98,000.00
Music Nation Foundation $11,000.00
Ottawa Music Industry Coalition $30,000.00
PhemPhat Entertainment Group (Honey Jam) $35,000.00
Réseau Ontario des arts de la scène Inc. $55,000.00
Réseau Ontario des arts de la scène Inc. / Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique/ Alliance nationale de l'industrie musicale $70,000.00
Screen Composers Guild of Canada $11,500.00
Songwriters Association of Canada $21,500.00
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences $80,000.00
The NDN Talent Collective $10,000.00
Toronto Blues Society $40,000.00

*Funding for Music Industry Development, Strategic Initiatives.