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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!

  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    Changes to Completions Documentation

    We are eliminating the two-step process of submitting supporting completion documentation.

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    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’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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