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FACTOR (the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings)
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. We are dedicated to providing assistance toward the growth and development of the Canadian music industry. We administer 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). To date, FACTOR is providing in excess of $14 million annually to support the Canadian music industry.
OMF (the Ontario Music Fund)
The Music Industry Development stream of the Ontario Music Fund is designed to strengthen and develop the support structures and systems that contribute to economic and cultural growth of the music industry in Ontario by supporting organizations engaging in strategic initiatives with long-term impacts on the growth and sustainability of Ontario’s music industry.
The SOCAN Foundation, founded in 1992, is dedicated to fostering Canadian music creation and promoting a better understanding of the role of music creators in today’s society.
The SOCAN Foundation is an independent organization guided by its own board of directors. The board, which consists of songwriters, composers and music publishers, reflects popular music and concert music genres as well as the geographic and linguistic regions of Canada.
The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s national, arm’s-length arts funding agency. Our main areas of activity are: grants, endowments and prizes. We also further our mandate to support, promote and celebrate the arts through research, communications and arts promotion activities.
The Radio Starmaker Fund was created in the fall of 2000 on the initiative of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters and approved by the CRTC. It is a private fund which has as its stated purpose to “make a substantial and discernable difference to the careers of Canadian artists” by providing substantial incremental investment where the artist has established a proven track record and his or her label is making a Significant Investment in their future career.
MuchFACT supports the Canadian music community through the funding and promotion of music videos and related music content for all media platforms. MuchFact is exclusively funded by Much & M3, divisions of Bell Media Inc.
The Unison Benevolent Fund is an assistance program – created and administered for the music community, by the music community. Unison is designed to provide discreet relief to music industry personnel in times of personal hardship and crisis.