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Bell Media’s MuchFACT Announces Fund Recipients for February 12, 2015 Music Committee

– More than $668,960 awarded to 37 recipients –

TORONTO (February 13, 2015) – Bell Media’s MuchFACT (A Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) announced today the 37 fund recipients from the February 12, 2015 music committee meeting. With more than 303 applications considered, a total of $668,960 was awarded to Canadian musicians in the following categories: Music Content Package, Music Videos, Online Music Video/Project, and Digital Tools.

As MuchFACT continues to grow, the fund works to develop new and innovative ways to support artists and their music through creative content, across television and online platforms. Most recently, MuchFACT funded Jimmy Johnson’s “I Wanna” video, which has garnered more than 3.7 million views on World Star Hip Hop, Majid Jordan’s “Forever” that reached over 140,000 views on YouTube in two weeks, Tasha the Amazon’s “Thru the Fire” with almost 100,000 views on YouTube, and the Arkells “Leather Jacket”, an interactive experience that gives viewers the ability to choose the outcome of the video.

MuchFACT is proud to once again sponsor the JUNO Award for Video of the Year with two out of five nominees being MuchFACT recipients. This includes: “Lost You” by Zeds Dead featuring Twin Shadow, directed by Grandson & Son and Zeds Dead; and “Guilt Trip” by PUP, directed by PUP, Chandler Levack, and Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux.

Celebrating the best in Canadian Music Videos from the past year, MuchFACT is also a sponsor of the annual Prism Prize. Liz Trinnear, VJ and host of the MUCH COUNTDOWN, will be presenting at this year’s awards on Sunday, March 29 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

MuchFACT fund recipients from the February 12, 2015 music committee meeting are as follows:

MUSIC CONTENT PACKAGE
Andy Kim & Kevin Drew – “Who Came First”
Tyler Shaw – “House of Cards”
P. Reign – “Realest In The City feat. Meek Mill & PARTYNEXTDOOR”

MUSIC VIDEOS

Young Empires – “The Gates”
Muneshine – “Sunshine”
Joey Stylez and Dragonette –“Pride of Lions”
Dear Rouge – “Black To Gold”
Death From Above 1979 –“Virgins”
Will Butler – “What I Want”
Mother Mother – “Modern Love”
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – “Sour Soul”
Kaytranada – “Lite Spots”
Ryan Hemsworth – “Surrounded”
Tobias Jesso Jr. – “Without You”
Grandtheft – “Quit This City feat. Lowell”
DVBBS – “White Clouds”

ONLINE MUSIC VIDEO / PROJECT

Phèdre – “Tivoli”
Dan Mangan + Blacksmith – “Mouthpiece”
Close Talker – “For The Sun”
Hey Rosetta! – “Gold Teeth”
Aqua Alta – “Epic Sweep”
Mia Martina – “Prototype”
Exalt – “Deafen”
Sheldon Dixon (D!XON) – “Don’t Wanna Wait”
Secret Sun – “Cold Coast”
Free n Losh – “Got It”
Tommy Kruise – “Basement”
Single Mothers – “Patricide”
Token – “Meteor”
Reuben And The Dark – “Bow And Arrow”
La+ch – “California”
Andy Shauf – “You’re Out Wasting”

DIGITAL TOOLS

Adam K.
Peter Ricq, Robbie Slade
Majid Jordan
Marianas Trench
Flemish Eye (Record Label)

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 Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Applications can be submitted at www.muchfact.ca.

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For more information:
Jessica Charbonneau, Much, 416.384.3016, jessica.charbonneau@bellmedia.ca
Tiffany Ferguson, MuchFACT, 416.384.2616, tiffany.ferguson@bellmedia.ca

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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; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. 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, Alberta, 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 TSN GO, holds an equity stake in digital startup Hubub, 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.

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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Bell Media’s MuchFACT Announces Fund Recipients for February 12, 2015 Music Committee

– More than $668,960 awarded to 37 recipients –

TORONTO (February 13, 2015) – Bell Media’s MuchFACT (A Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) announced today the 37 fund recipients from the February 12, 2015 music committee meeting. With more than 303 applications considered, a total of $668,960 was awarded to Canadian musicians in the following categories: Music Content Package, Music Videos, Online Music Video/Project, and Digital Tools.

As MuchFACT continues to grow, the fund works to develop new and innovative ways to support artists and their music through creative content, across television and online platforms. Most recently, MuchFACT funded Jimmy Johnson’s “I Wanna” video, which has garnered more than 3.7 million views on World Star Hip Hop, Majid Jordan’s “Forever” that reached over 140,000 views on YouTube in two weeks, Tasha the Amazon’s “Thru the Fire” with almost 100,000 views on YouTube, and the Arkells “Leather Jacket”, an interactive experience that gives viewers the ability to choose the outcome of the video.

MuchFACT is proud to once again sponsor the JUNO Award for Video of the Year with two out of five nominees being MuchFACT recipients. This includes: “Lost You” by Zeds Dead featuring Twin Shadow, directed by Grandson & Son and Zeds Dead; and “Guilt Trip” by PUP, directed by PUP, Chandler Levack, and Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux.

Celebrating the best in Canadian Music Videos from the past year, MuchFACT is also a sponsor of the annual Prism Prize. Liz Trinnear, VJ and host of the MUCH COUNTDOWN, will be presenting at this year’s awards on Sunday, March 29 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

MuchFACT fund recipients from the February 12, 2015 music committee meeting are as follows:

MUSIC CONTENT PACKAGE
Andy Kim & Kevin Drew – “Who Came First”
Tyler Shaw – “House of Cards”
P. Reign – “Realest In The City feat. Meek Mill & PARTYNEXTDOOR”

MUSIC VIDEOS

Young Empires – “The Gates”
Muneshine – “Sunshine”
Joey Stylez and Dragonette –“Pride of Lions”
Dear Rouge – “Black To Gold”
Death From Above 1979 –“Virgins”
Will Butler – “What I Want”
Mother Mother – “Modern Love”
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – “Sour Soul”
Kaytranada – “Lite Spots”
Ryan Hemsworth – “Surrounded”
Tobias Jesso Jr. – “Without You”
Grandtheft – “Quit This City feat. Lowell”
DVBBS – “White Clouds”

ONLINE MUSIC VIDEO / PROJECT

Phèdre – “Tivoli”
Dan Mangan + Blacksmith – “Mouthpiece”
Close Talker – “For The Sun”
Hey Rosetta! – “Gold Teeth”
Aqua Alta – “Epic Sweep”
Mia Martina – “Prototype”
Exalt – “Deafen”
Sheldon Dixon (D!XON) – “Don’t Wanna Wait”
Secret Sun – “Cold Coast”
Free n Losh – “Got It”
Tommy Kruise – “Basement”
Single Mothers – “Patricide”
Token – “Meteor”
Reuben And The Dark – “Bow And Arrow”
La+ch – “California”
Andy Shauf – “You’re Out Wasting”

DIGITAL TOOLS

Adam K.
Peter Ricq, Robbie Slade
Majid Jordan
Marianas Trench
Flemish Eye (Record Label)

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 Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Applications can be submitted at www.muchfact.ca.

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For more information:
Jessica Charbonneau, Much, 416.384.3016, jessica.charbonneau@bellmedia.ca
Tiffany Ferguson, MuchFACT, 416.384.2616, tiffany.ferguson@bellmedia.ca

For more information

Jessica Charbonneau

jessica.charbonneau@bellmedia.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; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. 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, Alberta, 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 TSN GO, holds an equity stake in digital startup Hubub, 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.

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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