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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!


    Information about the new Artist Development program, program deadlines and summaries for 2016-2017, and significant policy changes that come into effect as of 1 April 2016.


    FACTOR has been actively considering how to incorporate streaming data into our rating system. Read more about where we are in this process.


    Our Annual Profile Review is coming up!  During this period FACTOR re-assesses all artist profiles and applicant profiles in the system. All artist ratings and company ratings may go up or down as a result of this review. The deadline to update profile(s) is Monday, February 29, 2016 at 11:59 pm PT.

  • Nuit Boréale 2016 logo

    Submissions open for 5 Canadian artists (3 French-speaking and 2 English-speaking) to showcase in Paris, France during Nuit Boréale 2016 on June 21st. Submissions are due by February 16, 2016.

  • 45th Annual Juno Awards logo

    FACTOR is a proud sponsor of this year’s 45th annual JUNO awards, recognizing the very best in Canada’s musical talent.  Check out all the #FACTORfunded nominees!


    Our new site is easier to navigate, with all the information you need to know at every stage of your project at your fingertips. We’ve enabled google-based searches. We’ve made it mobile-friendly. We’ve made it accessible. We’ve also been hard at work updating our internal documents to make things clearer for everyone.

  • Lenore Gibson

    FACTOR’s would like to announce the following changes to our Board of Directors:

    Lenore Gibson (Bell Media) is appointed as Chair of the Board, formerly serving as Vice Chair. Meg Symsyk (SRO | Anthem) will now serve as Vice-Chair.

    With the resignation of Jeffrey Remedios (Universal Music Canada) and the retirement of Rick Arnish (Jim Pattison Broadcast Group), FACTOR is pleased to welcome new directors Tim Pototic (Sonic Unyon) and John Lewis (SiriusXM Canada).

  • FACTOR Stamp Logo

    We have made some changes to FACTOR’s Program Guidelines and Business Policies, effective October 15, 2015.

    See significant rule and policy changes below.

  • FACTOR Logo & Acknowledgment Guide

    FACTOR has released 2 new Logo and Acknowledgment Guides to assist clients.

  • FACTOR has published its annual report for 2014-2015. We had an outstanding year, offering $17,096,525.63 in funding across all our programs. Our funding supported the production of 580 new sound recordings.

  • With support from the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters, FACTOR offers funding to assist in the production and promotion of innovative, interactive digital projects that feature multiple Canadian artists.