Website: http://www.factor.ca/

FACTOR

FACTOR, The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings, was founded in 1982 by CHUM Limited, Moffat Communications and Rogers Broadcasting Limited, in conjunction with the Canadian Independent Record Producers Association (CIRPA) and the Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA). Standard Broadcasting merged its Canadian Talent Library (CTL) development fund with FACTOR's in 1985.

As a private non-profit organization, FACTOR is dedicated to providing assistance toward the growth and development of the Canadian independent recording industry. The foundation administers contributions from sponsoring radio broadcasters as well as two components of the Department of Canadian Heritage's Canada Music Fund to support the Canadian music industry. FACTOR has been managing federal funds since the inception of the Sound Recording Development Program in 1986 (now known as the Canada Music Fund Council).

Support is provided to Canadian recording artists, songwriters, managers, labels and distributors through various programs which all aid in the development of the industry. Whether an artist is looking to record a demo, full length sound recording, market and promote an already existing album or showcase and tour domestically and internationally, funding is available. FACTOR supports many facets of the infrastructure which must be in place in order for artists and Canadian labels to progress into the international arena.

Applications and assistance are also provided by the MUSICNL, a regional affiliate for FACTOR.

The application process begins with the completed application form, along with required attachments, received by the FACTOR office in Toronto by 5pm on the deadline date. The application is sorted according to program and genre, and then sent to an evaluation jury. This peer jury, which can be anywhere in Canada, consisting of 3-5 industry professionals, will decide if the application warrants funding. The application process takes approximately 12 weeks.

Members of MUSICNL who are interested in participating in a local jury or would like more information on FACTOR may contact Jen Winsor at the MUSICNL office.

All applications must be submitted using the FACTOR online applications system. Simply see https://onlineapp.factor.ca/login to get started.

All applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59PM pacific time.

To view the full list of 2012-2013 program deadlinesclick here

To get more info on the FACTOR programsclick here

Contacts

FACTOR

247 Spadina Ave (3rd Floor)
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 3A8
Phone: 416-696-2215 / 1-877-696-2215

 
The FACTOR Staff are committed to assisting the Canadian music industry with information and support that will enable people to successfully access funding and have a smooth and straightforward completion of their projects.

Questions regarding the completion of an application to submit to FACTOR should be forwarded to the Submissions Department.

Any questions regarding FACTOR approved projects should be directed to the Funded Projects Department.

 

Questions regarding the completion of an application to submit to FACTOR should be forwarded to the Submissions Department.

Any questions regarding FACTOR approved projects should be directed to the Funded Projects Department.

For information regarding having FACTOR staff participate at information sessions, panels, workshops etc., please click here.

Requests for interviews, public comments and students requiring information for projects, please click here.

Individuals wishing to submit their resume for possible employment should forward them to our general mailbox, please click here.

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MUSICNL, 186 DUCKWORTH STREET, ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA, A1C 1G5
TEL: 709.754.2574 EMAIL: INFO@MUSICNL.CA