Business Travel (Retired – See SEMC for new applications)

The Business Travel program contributes to the cost of participating in domestic and international music industry conferences and events, as well as business trips for the company’s general market development.

Components in this program

The only component in this program is Business Travel.

Who is Eligible

  • Artist Manager 3
  • Music Distributor 3
  • Artist Manager 2
  • Music Distributor 2
  • Record Label 2
  • Record Label 3
  • Record Label 4
  • Music Publisher 2
  • Music Publisher 3

Funding in this program must support the company’s whole business and may not be artist-specific. Artist Manager 2 and 3, Music Distributor 2 and 3, Music Publisher 2 and 3, and Record Label 2, 3 and 4 may apply. Artists may not apply to this program.


This program has rolling deadlines. You can apply multiple times throughout the year, up to the funding maximum. Applications must be submitted at least one day prior to the start of the trip.

Funding & Payments

Funding in this program is a grant. FACTOR will contribute 50% of the total eligible budget up to an annual maximum of $20,000. No advances are offered in this program. The grant is paid out on final completion.

Assessment Process

FACTOR staff assess the eligibility of the projects and costs and make a recommendation to the Board of Directors for their approval. Assessment time is six to eight weeks from the date of application.