We hope you enjoy the holiday season with friends and family and great music!
Our office will be closed as of 12:00pm Friday December 23rd 2016 and will reopen at 9:00am Tuesday January 3rd 2017.
Carlo the office pug says happy holidays as well!Read more
Artist Development & Juried Sound Recording Deadline
Applications to the Artist Development and Juried Sound Recording programs – FACTOR’s two most popular programs – must be submitted by Thursday September 29 at 11:59 PM PT. Here’s what you need to know to create your strongest application.Read more
We had an awesome night at the Carlu in Toronto as we fêted the brilliant talent that is the core of Canada’s music industry, thanks to the Polaris Prize.Read more
New Profile Deadline
If it’s your first time applying to FACTOR for the Artist Development or Juried Sound Recording deadline next week, make sure that your artist profile and applicant profile have been submitted for review today. Profiles submitted after today will not be rated before the application deadline on Thurs, Sept 29, so you’ll have to wait til the next deadline to apply.Read more
Congratulations CCMA Winners!
It was a great week in London for the CCMA’s Country Music Week. FACTOR is proud to recognize the following FACTOR-funded award winners.Read more
Congrats to CCMA Awards NomineesRead more
Semi-Annual Profile Review: Wed Aug 31
Twice a year FACTOR reviews all the artist profiles in our system and reassigns artist ratings. The next profile review is scheduled for Wednesday, August 31 2016.Read more
Important Changes to Artist Profiles
We’ve made some changes to make it easier to navigate your artist profile, and know what information you need to update before our semi-annual profile review deadline, coming up on Wed, August 31.Read more
Congratulations to Polaris Short-List Nominees!
FACTOR is a proud supporter of both Canadian musicians from coast to coast to coast, and the Polaris Music Prize itself. We’re proud to have offered funding to 8 of the 10 short-listed artists, including 2 #FACTORfunded albums.Read more
Our 2016-2017 Pocket Guide Has Arrived!
Our Pocket Guide for First-Time Applicants is now live, and we can’t wait to share it with you!Read more
Become a Juror
FACTOR draws on a broad and diverse range of industry professionals to help funding reach artists in every community across Canada, in a wide spectrum of genres and styles. We believe that peer evaluation ensures a fair and transparent process and promotes equal representation throughout the industry.Read more
Welcome to New Director Julien Paquin!
FACTOR is pleased to welcome Julien Paquin of Paquin Artists Agency to our Board of Directors. Julien is an elected member representing the independent music industry.Read more