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FACTOR

April 5, 2021
by FYI Staff

An internationally successful pop star and a noted artist manager/entrepreneur are welcomed to the boardroom table at The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings.

Rum Ragged   Facebook photo
February 7, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Rum Ragged (pictured) win big at the MusicNL Awards, Jaymz Bee’s Caravan of Music goes virtual this year, and Nagamo Publishing will boost Indigenous music creators. Also in the news are Kevin Breit, FACTOR, SING!, Barrymore’s, Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs, Nickelback, Indie Week, Stay At Home Festival, and farewell Stefan Cush and Jim Weatherly.

Facebook photo of Kingdom Street
December 16, 2020
by David Farrell

REMEMBER THIS NAME: Quebec duo Kingdom Street

1976 gold record presentation (l-r): RCA president Ed Preston, Charley Pride, Tommy Hunter and Tee Vee Records' founder Ed LaBuick.
December 13, 2020
by Kerry Doole

The Screen X Screen online conference launches shortly, Music NL announces its awards nominees, and the APA presents  ShiftChange 2021. Others in the news include Alanis Morissette, The Glenn Gould Foundation, Petula Clark, FACTOR, Liona Boyd, Mike Carr, PoLe featuring NLX, Neil Peart, Madisyn Whajne, and farewell Charley Pride (pictured) and Mojo Morganfield.

The Sadies  Illustration by Jeremy Bruneel
August 17, 2020
by Kerry Doole

The Weeknd digs deep once more, The Sadies (pictured) bring music back to The Horseshoe stage, and Jayward Artist Group signs PunkWithAnF. Also in the news are Storry, FACTOR, the Dirty Nil, Indie Weekly, the CMF covid fund, Roxanne Potvin, Partner, Matt Mays, MMF, Paul Banwatt, Slocan Ramblers, CIMA, and farewell Julian Bream and Pete Way.

August 9, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Chasing some dollars to fund your next recording or cross-country tour? Hoping to enter your songs into a lucrative competition? Seeking showcase opportunities at festivals and conferences? Check our calendar and get into the groove. Keep in mind that pandemic fears are likely to threaten some of the events listed. The deadline for applications for the covid-19 CMF Emergency Support Fund has been extended to Aug. 12, while the next deadline for the FACTOR Juried Sound Recording program (pictured)  is Oct. 29.

Meg Symsyk, pic provided
August 2, 2020
by FYI Staff

Board Chair and longstanding music industry executive Meghan Symsyk has been named the incoming President and CEO of FACTOR, replacing Duncan McKie

May 19, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Chasing some dollars to fund your next recording or cross-country tour? Hoping to enter your songs into a lucrative competition? Seeking showcase opportunities at festivals and conferences? Check our calendar and get into the groove. Keep in mind that pandemic fears are likely to threaten some of the events listed. Applications for FACTOR's Artist Development and Juried Sound Recording grants (pictured) close on May 28.

Tory Lanez  Instagram photo
April 15, 2020
by FYI Staff

Tory Lanez (pictured) parts ways with his label, Creative BC launches an online music hub, and Drake attracts flak. Others in the news include Franglais rappers, FACTOR, Lady Gaga, Deane Cameron, Skye Wallace, Madeline Merlo, Joel Plaskett, Burton Cummings, RBT, Sunrise Records, The Choir of Women Physicians, H.E.R., Lennon Stella, The Washboard Union, Harrow Fair, and farewell Andy González, Aziz Abdi, and Onaje Allan Gumbs. With video.

April 14, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Festivals and Conference Submission Deadlines

 

Pic: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
March 12, 2020
by External Source

The Executive of the Board of Directors of FACTOR has approved a plan to address cancellations of events and activities due to the COVID-19 (corona

Matt Minglewood
January 17, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Matt Minglewood (pictured) enters The Casino Nova Scotia Music Hall of Fame, Rock HoF inductees are announced, and Canadian talent heads to Jazzahead. Also in the news are Laura Smith, the Be Kind fest, FACTOR, Claire Lynch, Mark Segger Sextet, Music Canada, R Grunwald, MMF Canada, and farewell Steve Martin Caro. With video.