We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier de FACTOR, du gouvernement du Canada, et des radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.

FACTOR Programs

FACTOR (the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings) is a public/private partnership that supports the production of sound recordings by Canadian musicians and helps Canadian music companies make recordings available to a wider public.

The foundation is dedicated to providing assistance toward the growth and development of the Canadian music industry. It administers funds from the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Music Fund, and from Canada’s private radio broadcasters. FACTOR has been managing federal funds since the inception of the Sound Recording Development Program in 1986 (now known as the Canada Music Fund).

FACTOR maintains an office and staff in downtown Toronto, along with Regional Education Coordinators (RECs) located across Canada. RECs are engaged in providing one-on-one consultation about FACTOR and its programs to local artists and music entrepreneurs, running local workshops and seminars, and in recruiting and training FACTOR jurors.

Music Yukon is pleased to serve as the Yukon’s REC.  To learn more about FACTOR programs or for help in the application process, contact Scott Maynard at office@musicyukon.com.

2020-21 Program Deadlines

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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.

Fixed Deadline Programs

Artist Development
May 28, 2020 | October 15, 2020

Juried Sound Recording
May 28, 2020 | October 15, 2020

Rolling Deadline Programs

Collective Initiatives
Each component has its own deadlines.

Comprehensive Artist
Application can be submitted any time; project expenses will be eligible from date of Application. May apply for Component funding up to 24 months after first Application.

Comprehensive Music Company
Application can be submitted any time; project expenses will be eligible from date of Application. May apply for Component funding up to 24 months after first Application.

Envelope Funding for Music Companies
Application materials must be uploaded to the Applicant Profile in the FACTOR portal by April 15, 2020, 11:59 pm Pacific Time.

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.

Marketing and Promotion for Non-FACTOR-Funded Sound Recordings
This program has rolling deadlines. You can apply as soon as the qualifying sales threshold or radio chart position has been achieved, but no later than 12 months after commercial release.

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

Sponsorship
This program has a rolling deadline. Applications must be submitted at least three months prior to the start date of the event.

Support for Eligible Music Companies
For Business Development, there are two rounds of application deadlines.
Round 1 – May 21, 2020
Round 2 – October 22, 2020

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

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