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Juried Sound Recording | FACTOR


For the first phase of the project, FACTOR will contribute 75% of the total eligible budget, to a maximum of $30,000 (including Radio Marketing) for General Artist (of which up to $10,000 can be spent in the sound recording component); and $40,000 (including Radio Marketing) for Artist 2 (of which up to $15,000 can be spent in the sound recording component.) Funding is paid out 50% on approval and the remainder on final completion. Juried Sound Recording projects with sales exceeding the qualifying sales threshold may also qualify for a second phase of funding up to $25,000 (General Artist) or $35,000 (Artist 2).


The Juried Sound Recording Program (“JSR Program”) funds a portion of the cost of production or acquisition of an original full-length sound recording, and contributes to the marketing and promotion of that sound recording under the Marketing, Radio Marketing, Tour Support, Showcase, and Video Components. Funding under the JSR Program is divided into two phases.

Eligible Applicants

  • General Artist
  • Record Label 2
  • Record Label (Approved)
  • Record Label 3
  • Artist 2
  • Artist (Approved)

Eligible Expenses

In Phase 1, the available funding is:

  • General Artist: $30,000, plus an additional $15,000 for international tours and showcases
  • Artist 2: Maximum of $40,000, plus an additional $15,000 for international tours and showcases

In Phase II, Eligible Applicants may receive up to $30,000 (General Artists) or $40,000 (Artist 2) in the Marketing, Radio Marketing, Showcase, Tour Support and Video components, provided that unit sales of the funded sound recording have met the minimum Qualifying Sales Threshold:

  • Genre A (Pop, Rock, Adult Contemporary, Alternative, Christian Rock, Hard Rock): 5,000 units
  • Genre B (Country, Roots, Folk, Blues, Traditional, Dance, Electronica, Soul/R&B, Urban, Hip hop): 3,000 units
  • Genre C (Aboriginal, World, Classical, Jazz, Children’s, Specialized, Experimental, Reggae, Heavy Metal, Punk): 1,500 units

Deadline Date

  May and October


Contact Name: FACTOR

Phone Number: 416-696-2215

E-mail Address:


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