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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!

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    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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    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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    I helped design the Artist Development program, AMA

    The first deadline for the Artist Development program  is Thursday, May 26. Join us 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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    Congratulations #FACTORfunded ECMA Winners!

    FACTOR is proud to have supported winners and nominees at the 2016 East Coast Music Awards this past weekend.

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  • 45th Annual Juno Awards logo
    Congratulations to the #FACTORfunded JUNO Winners!

    The results from Calgary are in. We’re proud to have supported so many nominees and winners at the 2016 Juno Awards.

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  • FACTOR
    Results of Annual Profile Review

    The results of FACTOR’s Annual Profile Review have now been released. New ratings will be in place until March 31, 2017.

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  • FACTOR
    Program Overview & Deadlines for 2016-2017

    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.

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  • Digital Marketing

    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.

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