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FACTOR - the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recording


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

Support is provided to Canadian recording artists, songwriters, managers, labels, publishers, event producers and distributors through various programs. 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 music entrepreneurs to progress into the international arena.

Canada has an abundance of talent competing nationally and internationally and FACTOR's funding partners can be very proud that through their generous contributions they have made a difference in the careers of so many successes.


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