Support for Eligible Music Companies

The Support for Eligible Music Companies program provides funding for business development initiatives that support the marketing and promotion of the company and its services, domestic and international travel to support the company’s development objectives through three components: Business Travel, Business Development, and Songwriter Support for Music Publishers.

Components in this program

This program consists of three components, Business Development, Business Travel, and Songwriter Support for Music Publishers.

Who is Eligible

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

Only Eligible Music Companies that have an approved Applicant Profile with a company rating of 2 or higher are eligible to apply for this program.


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 to March 31).

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.


Funding & Payments

Funding in this program is a grant. FACTOR will contribute 50% of the Total Eligible Budget to a maximum of:

  • $7,500 per Applicant companies rated 2 (max limit across both components per FACTOR fiscal year)
  • $20,000 per Applicant companies rated 3 and higher (max limit across both components per FACTOR fiscal year)

Assessment Process

FACTOR staff assess the eligibility of the projects and costs and make a recommendation to the Board of Directors for their approval. Assessment time is six to eight weeks from the application deadline, or date of application (Business Travel).