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!

  • 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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  • FACTOR
    Become a Juror

    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.

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  • Welcome to New Director Julien Paquin!

    FACTOR is pleased to welcome Julien Paquin of Paquin Artists Agency to our Board of Directors. Julien is an elected member representing the independent music industry.

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  • Deadline for New Profiles!

    The last day to submit unrated artist / applicant profiles in advance of the May 26 Artist Development / JSR deadline is Thurs May 19 at 11:59 PM PT.

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  • FACTOR
    I helped design the Artist Development program, AMA

    The first deadline for the Artist Development program  is Thursday, May 26. Join Allison Outhit and Megan Jones for an AMA on reddit on Tuesday, May 17 at 3 PM ET and get all your Artist Development questions answered.

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