Artist Development & Juried Sound Recording

May 19, 2017

 FACTOR's first deadline of the year for the juried programs - Artist Development and Juried Sound Recording - is next Thursday May 25th at 11:59pm PST. 





Thanks in advance for any support you can provide your members in filling out and submitting their applications. Let us know if we can help you assist them better. 

Most applicants apply in the last 24 hours and our servers tend to slow down, even with extra measures in place to meet demand. Please encourage applicants to apply a little early to avoid late submission. 

If an applicant has a technical problem, they should report the issue (with a screenshot) to FACTOR right away. 

We're looking forward to an exciting new batch of projects from across the country! Thanks again for all your help & hard work.


Juried Sound Recording
Artist Development Deadline

May 25th, 2017 - 11:59 PT

*NOTE: New/unrated applicant & artist profiles must be submitted for review by Thursday May 18 11:59 PT.

Click here for more information on profiles, important dates, and resources.



Where We'll Be

Don't forget to check our Upcoming Events page frequently

Northern Ontario Music & Film Awards (NOMFA) |  Sat May 27, Sudbury, ON
Client Services Manager Angela Fex will be part of a music funding panel.

Upstream Music Fest & Summit | Thurs May 11 – Sat May 13, Seattle, WA
Canada Presents: Canada House Showcase supported by FACTOR, Music BC & Creative BC. 

National Community Radio Conference | Thurs Jun 8, Abbotsford, BC
Sponsorship & Outreach Coordinator Taiwo Bah will be sitting on a "Granting & Funding Bodies" panel. Stay tuned for more details.

CMAO - R2I TuneUp Conference | Sat June 10 - Sun June 11, London, ON
Project Coordinator Geoff Stairs will be in London participating in a Mentors Breakfast as well as a Fundamentals of Funding panel. 




Artist Development Plan - You MUST use this document in your application to the Artist Development Program. Next deadline is Thursday May 25th at 11:59 PT. 

Marketing Plan Guide - Use this guide to help you create your marketing plan for your Juried Sound Recording application. Next deadline is Thursday May 25th at 11:59 PT.

Jury Assessment Prep Guide - It won't hurt to read through this document before submitting your Artist Development or Juried Sound Recording applications, lots of useful tips from the jury side of things that you should consider!




Congratulations to all of the deserving nominees & winners of the 2017 East Coast Music Awards, with a special congrats to the FACTOR-funded artists who took home awards!


Country Recording of the Year: Tristan Horncastle - Turnin' Up a Sundown

Rising Star Recording of the Year: Like A Motorcycle - High Hopes

Rock Recording of the Year: The Motorleague - Holding Patterns

Jazz Recording of the Year: Joel Miller - Dream Cassette

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year: Erin Costelo - Down Below, The Status Quo

Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year: Ten Strings & a Goat Skin - Aupres Du Poele





Congratulations to all of the deserving nominees & winners of the 2017 Music PEI Awards, with a special congrats to the FACTOR-funded artists who took home awards!


Album of the Year: Ten Strings and a Goat Skin - Aupres Du Poele

Roots Recording of the Year: Ten Strings and a Goat Skin - Aupres Du Poele

Video of the Year: Paper Lions - Believer

New Artist of the Year: KINLEY

Group Recording of the Year: Ten Strings and a Goat Skin AND Paper Lions

Touring Artist of the Year: The East Pointers

Male Solo Recording of the Year: Dylan Menzie

Pop Recording of the Year: Paper Lions - Full Colour

SOCAN Songwriter of the Year: KINLEY

Electric Entertainer of the Year: Dylan Menzie


April 2017 Releases

The Middle Coast – The Making Of (Juried Sound Recording, Rock, MB)
Shay Esposito – Sunday (Juried Sound Recording, Pop, AB) 
Sarah Slean – Metaphysics (Juried Sound Recording, Pop, ON) 
Jayme Stone – Jayme Stone's Folklife (Comprehensive Music Company, Roots, ON) 
Lou Cannon – Suspicious (Comprehensive Music Company, Alternative, ON) 
Chris Antonik – Monarch (Juried Sound Recording, Blues, ON) 
Alee – Bad Habit (Comprehensive Music Company, Country, ON) 
Randy Lyght– Another Side of Me (Juried Sound Recording, Jazz, ON) 
Mokomokai – Shores of the Sun (Juried Sound Recording, Heavy Metal, ON) 
HOAN – Modern Phase (Comprehensive Music Company, Pop, QC) 
The Flatliners – Inviting Light (Juried Sound Recording, Punk, ON) 
Luke Nicholson – Shape and Sound (Juried Sound Recording, Adult Contemporary, ON) 
Close Talker – Lens (Juried Sound Recording, Rock, SK) 
Chris Buck Band – Chris Buck Band (Comprehensive Music Company, Country, BC) 
Fast Romantics – American Love (Juried Sound Recording, Alternative, ON)
Beams - Teach Me To Love (Juried Sound Recording, Folk, ON)
Steph Cameron - Daybreak Over Jackson Street (Comprehensive Music Company, Folk, BC)

Explore more FACTOR recipients via the FACTORfunded section on

(Note: if you've commercially released a FACTOR-funded album that does not appear on this list, it means that you have not provided and updated Commercial Release Date for the funded project. Once you've updated the project in the FACTOR Portal, email the relevant release details to and we'll add you to this list.)













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