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!

  • 2017 Polaris Music Prize Short List

    The 2017 Polaris Music Prize Short List!

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  • FACTOR
    Change to FACTOR’s Semi-Annual Review Process

    FACTOR’s Semi-Annual Review Process has changed. Artist Profiles will be reviewed by client request only.

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  • 2017 Polaris Music Prize Long List

    The 2017 Polaris Music Prize Long List was announced in Ottawa on Tuesday June 13th.

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  • Artist Development & Juried Sound Recording May 25, 2017 Deadline

    Important info and links to help you prepare for the upcoming Artist Development and Juried Sound Recording program deadline.

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  • FACTOR Funded WCMA 2017 Nominees

    The 2017 FACTOR Funded BreakOut West WCMA Nominees!

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  • FACTOR
    2017-2018 Changes to Program Guidelines & Business Policies

    These are the significant changes in FACTOR’s program guidelines and business policies for the new fiscal year.

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  • FACTOR
    Annual Applicant Profile Review – Tuesday February 28th 2017

    Twice a year FACTOR reviews all the applicant profiles in our system and reassigns applicant ratings. The next applicant profile review deadline is scheduled for Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Clients should log in to portal.factor.ca and verify that the information provided in their applicant profile is accurate and up-to-date by 11:59pm PST on this date.

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  • Annual Artist Profile Review – Tuesday February 28th 2017

    Twice a year FACTOR reviews all the artist profiles in our system and reassigns artist ratings. The next profile review deadline is scheduled for Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Clients should log in to portal.factor.ca and verify that the information provided in their artist profile is accurate and up-to-date by 11:59pm PST on this date.

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  • Government Increases Export Funding

    As of January 2017, the Government of Canada has increased the annual allocation to Export activities, including international tours and showcases under the New Musical Works program, and Export showcases under the Collective Initiatives program for this and next fiscal year.

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  • FACTOR
    New Voluntary Demographic Questions

    FACTOR has launched some new voluntary demographic data collection questions in the portal. The information provided to us is confidential. The purpose of these questions is for FACTOR to have a better understanding of who is using the system and who is receiving funding.

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  • 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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