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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!

  • The 2017 FACTOR Funded BreakOut West WCMA Nominees!

  • FACTOR

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

  • FACTOR

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • FACTOR

    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.

  • 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.

  • Jan26

    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.

  • 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!

  • FACTOR

    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.

  • 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.

  • FACTOR

    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.