FACTOR (the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings) is a public/private partnership that supports the production of sound recordings by Canadian musicians and helps Canadian music companies make recordings available to a wider public.
FACTOR is committed to reflecting the diversity of the Canadian population in its programs and operations. We are committed to ensuring universal access to all funds and services, including all musical expressions and talent. We will also in our work encourage these values of diversity and inclusiveness within the broader Canadian music sector.
We are dedicated to providing assistance toward the growth and development of the Canadian music industry. We administer funds from the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Music Fund, and from Canada’s private radio broadcasters. FACTOR has been managing federal funds since the inception of the Sound Recording Development Program in 1986 (now known as the Canada Music Fund).
Support is provided to Canadian recording artists, songwriters, artist managers, record labels, music publishers, distributors, and event producers through numerous programs. Whether an artist is looking to record a few tracks, a full length sound recording, market and promote an existing album, or showcase and tour at home or abroad, funding is available. FACTOR supports the infrastructure that must be in place in order for artists and music entrepreneurs to progress into the international arena.
FACTOR maintains an office and staff in downtown Toronto, along with Regional Education Coordinators (RECs) located across Canada. We are governed by a Board of Directors with representatives from the radio broadcast and independent music sectors, with consultation from our National Advisory Board, comprised of representatives from the provincial and territorial music industry associations, the Canadian Independent Music Association, the Canadian Music Publishers Association, and the Music Managers Forum.
Wondering what kinds of music activities FACTOR funds? Look no further.