Profile Review Deadline

Artist Profiles

When you first create an artist profile, you will receive an artist rating of General Artist once you’ve submitted your Mandatory Information and requested review. You won’t need to do anything to maintain your General Artist rating as long as your artist profile is current and active.

You can choose to submit Additional Information once you have an artist rating.

FACTOR reviews all profiles with Additional Information annually, at fiscal year end. For fiscal 2024-2025, be sure to update your Additional Information by February 29.

A by-request mid-year review is obtained through one’s Project Coordinator, if a client has recent market activity and impending business need for access to higher-tier funding. The deadline for updating the Additional Information section of the Artist profile is to be announced.

To learn more about Additional Information and artist ratings, visit our Profiles & Ratings for Artists page.

Applicant or Company Profiles

If you are applying to FACTOR as an artist, you do not need to take any action on your applicant profile once your profile is Approved.

As above, ratings for companies are assessed at the Annual Review and profiles must be updated by February 29 for the 2024-2025 fiscal year. Music companies who are creating applicant profiles for the first time should complete as much of the profile as applicable and submit it for review. New applicant profiles can receive a company rating of Approved, 2 or 3.

For more information, visit our Profiles & Ratings for Music Companies page.

Application Deadlines

Some programs in the FACTOR system have fixed deadlines, whereas others have rolling deadlines. For rolling deadlines, you may apply any time throughout the year, but for some programs your application may have to coincide with an activity related to your project.

Program

Deadline

Who can apply?

Artist Development

The intake deadline for fiscal 2023-2024 (April 1 – March 31) has passed and 2024-2025 deadline to be announced.

  • General Artist
Artist Entrepreneur

January 25, 2024, 5:00p.m. Eastern Time for activities taking place from April 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024.

  • Artist 3
Collective Initiatives

Period One and Two deadlines have passed.
Period Three Deadline: January 15, 2024 for events occurring between May 1 – August 31, 2024.
Period Four Deadline: May 1, 2024 for events occurring between September 1 – December 31, 2024.

  • Other Approved (CI)
Company Envelope: Mid-Tier

Application deadline is February 16, 2024, for activities taking place from April 1, 2024, to March 31, 2025.

Company Envelope: Top-Tier

The deadline for this program is January 18, 2024, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time for activities taking place from April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2025.

Funding for National Service Organizations

The deadline is 5:00pm ET on Thursday, February 15, for activities taking place from April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2025.

Juried Sound Recording: Album

The intake deadlines for fiscal 2023-2024 have passed and new intake deadlines for 2024-2025 to be announced in spring.

  • Record Label (Approved)
  • Record Label 3
  • Artist 2
  • Artist (Approved)
  • General Artist
  • Record Label 2
Juried Sound Recording: Single/EP

The intake deadline for fiscal 2023-2024 has passed and intake deadline for 2024-2025 fiscal to be announced in spring.

 

  • Record Label (Approved)
  • Record Label 3
  • Artist 2
  • Artist (Approved)
  • General Artist
  • Record Label 2
Live Performance

This program has rolling deadlines. You can apply multiple times throughout the year, up to the funding maximum. Applications must be submitted at least one day prior to the start of the trip.

  • Artist 3
  • Artist (Approved)
  • General Artist
  • Artist 2
Songwriter Development

Rolling deadline. Applications must be submitted at least one calendar day before travel departure.

  • Approved Songwriter
Sponsorship

Letters of Intent must be submitted at least six weeks prior to anticipated formal application. If the Letter of Intent is approved, applications may be submitted and must be a minimum of three months prior to event taking place. Applications are assessed on a quarterly basis by FACTOR staff and submitted for board review.

  • Other Approved (Sponsorship)
Support for Eligible Music Companies

The Business Development application deadlines for fiscal 2023-2024 have passed and new deadlines for fiscal 2024-2025 are to be announced in spring.

Note that FACTOR will only approve one Business Development component application per Applicant per FACTOR fiscal year. Applicants must submit a Business Development Plan with the template provided by FACTOR, outlining the nature and scope of the project. FACTOR will only recognize expenses related to eligible activities occurring within the FACTOR fiscal year (April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024).

Business Travel and Songwriter Support for Music Publishers:

Rolling deadline. Applications must be submitted to FACTOR at least one calendar day before departure, and no earlier than six months in advance.

 

  • Record Label 2
  • Record Label 3
  • Music Publisher 2 or 3
  • Artist Manager 2 or 3
  • Music Distributor 2 or 3
Video

This program has rolling deadlines. You can apply multiple times throughout the year, up to the funding maximum.

  • Artist 2
  • Artist 3
Artist Development

The intake deadline for fiscal 2023-2024 (April 1 – March 31) has passed and 2024-2025 deadline to be announced.

  • General Artist
Artist Entrepreneur

January 25, 2024, 5:00p.m. Eastern Time for activities taking place from April 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024.

  • Artist 3
Collective Initiatives

Period One and Two deadlines have passed.
Period Three Deadline: January 15, 2024 for events occurring between May 1 – August 31, 2024.
Period Four Deadline: May 1, 2024 for events occurring between September 1 – December 31, 2024.

  • Other Approved (CI)
Company Envelope: Mid-Tier

Application deadline is February 16, 2024, for activities taking place from April 1, 2024, to March 31, 2025.

Company Envelope: Top-Tier

The deadline for this program is January 18, 2024, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time for activities taking place from April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2025.

Funding for National Service Organizations

The deadline is 5:00pm ET on Thursday, February 15, for activities taking place from April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2025.

Juried Sound Recording: Album

The intake deadlines for fiscal 2023-2024 have passed and new intake deadlines for 2024-2025 to be announced in spring.

  • Record Label (Approved)
  • Record Label 3
  • Artist 2
  • Artist (Approved)
  • General Artist
  • Record Label 2
Juried Sound Recording: Single/EP

The intake deadline for fiscal 2023-2024 has passed and intake deadline for 2024-2025 fiscal to be announced in spring.

 

  • Record Label (Approved)
  • Record Label 3
  • Artist 2
  • Artist (Approved)
  • General Artist
  • Record Label 2
Live Performance

This program has rolling deadlines. You can apply multiple times throughout the year, up to the funding maximum. Applications must be submitted at least one day prior to the start of the trip.

  • Artist 3
  • Artist (Approved)
  • General Artist
  • Artist 2
Songwriter Development

Rolling deadline. Applications must be submitted at least one calendar day before travel departure.

  • Approved Songwriter
Sponsorship

Letters of Intent must be submitted at least six weeks prior to anticipated formal application. If the Letter of Intent is approved, applications may be submitted and must be a minimum of three months prior to event taking place. Applications are assessed on a quarterly basis by FACTOR staff and submitted for board review.

  • Other Approved (Sponsorship)
Support for Eligible Music Companies

The Business Development application deadlines for fiscal 2023-2024 have passed and new deadlines for fiscal 2024-2025 are to be announced in spring.

Note that FACTOR will only approve one Business Development component application per Applicant per FACTOR fiscal year. Applicants must submit a Business Development Plan with the template provided by FACTOR, outlining the nature and scope of the project. FACTOR will only recognize expenses related to eligible activities occurring within the FACTOR fiscal year (April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024).

Business Travel and Songwriter Support for Music Publishers:

Rolling deadline. Applications must be submitted to FACTOR at least one calendar day before departure, and no earlier than six months in advance.

 

  • Record Label 2
  • Record Label 3
  • Music Publisher 2 or 3
  • Artist Manager 2 or 3
  • Music Distributor 2 or 3
Video

This program has rolling deadlines. You can apply multiple times throughout the year, up to the funding maximum.

  • Artist 2
  • Artist 3