COVID-19 Recording Fund

 The COVID-19 Recording Fund is a one time investment program available to artists rated Artist II or III. The COVID-19 Recording Fund provides investment toward:


  • 75% of out-of-pocket, third-party costs, up to $1,500 for any recording expenses incurred between March 15, 2020 and February, 15, 2021 that were not funded by any other source (FACTOR, MNS, etc…)
  • Recording Expenses include but are not limited to: studio time, mixing, mastering, hired musician fees. Any costs not listed must be approved by the Investment Program Coordinator prior to application.
  • Artists wishing to apply for the COVID-19 Recording Fund MUST CONTACT Darryl Smith prior to submitting an application to ensure their eligibility – & 902-800-2047
  • Applications will not be evaluated or juried; if you are rated Artist II or Aritst III, have incurred eligible recording expenses in the allotted time period and submit your receipts, you will receive payment.
  • Funds in the COVID-19 Recording Fund Program are limited. Applications will be open from February 4, 2020 to February 18, 2020. If demand exceeds available funding, funding will be prorated proportionately across all applications.
  • This program will be run in conjunction with a third round of the COVID-19 Response program. Artists who have not recorded, but intend to record may apply for that program.
  • Artists may apply for the COVID-19 Recording Fund program and/or the COVID-19 Response Program. If they apply in both programs, the total award of the COVID-19 Response Program will be reduced by the amount that they received in the Recording Costs COVID program.

Music Nova Scotia Investment Program – Applicant Profiles document

Investment Program Business Policies

Deal Memo for Hired Musicians and Crew

COVID-19 Recording Fund Cost Summary Template


With your application, you must submit:
A completed cost summary spreadsheet and PDF of receipts/invoices and proofs of payment.

February 18, 2021 

Who is Eligible?
Artists rated Artist II and Artist III are eligible for this investment stream

Level of Investment – $1,500.00 maximum per Applicant
Percentage of Investment – 75%