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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!

  • FACTOR
    FACTOR Statement on Streaming Data

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

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  • FACTOR
    FACTOR’s Annual Profile Review Deadline is Monday, Feb 29, 2016

    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.

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    Call for applications: Nuit Boréale 2016 in Paris

    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.

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

    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!

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  • FACTOR
    Welcome to the new FACTOR website!

    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.

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  • Lenore Gibson
    Changes to FACTOR’s Board of Directors

    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).

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  • FACTOR Stamp Logo
    Updated Business Policies & Program Guidelines

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

    See significant rule and policy changes below.

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  • FACTOR Logo & Acknowledgment Guide
    FACTOR Publishes New Logo & Acknowledgment Guides

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

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  • FACTOR Releases 2014-2015 Annual Report

    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.

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