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    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.

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    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!


    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.


    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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.


    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.