Latest News

We'll keep this page updated with important, need-to-know information like announcements, deadline reminders, changes to program or policies, and updates about the organization. Check back frequently!

  • Remembering Andréanne Sasseville

    We at FACTOR are saddened to hear of the death of our friend and colleague, Andréanne Sasseville. Andréanne’s commitment to Canadian independent music through her work at SiriusXM was formidable.

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  • Jan26
    Artist Development & Juried Sound Recording Deadline

    If you plan to submit to the Artist Development or Juried Sound Recording deadline, now is the time to be updating those artist profile bios, determining your project goals, writing your Artist Development Plan, and preparing your JSR marketing plan.

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  • Happy Holidays!

    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!

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  • FACTOR
    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.

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  • Congrats, Kaytranada!

    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.

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  • FACTOR
    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.

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  • 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.

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  • Congrats to CCMA Awards Nominees

    FACTOR is a proud sponsor of the Canadian Country Music Association. We can’t wait to see who takes home the awards on September 11. Congratulations to all the #FACTORfunded nominees!

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  • 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.

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  • FACTOR
    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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