Marketing and Promotion for Non- FACTOR-Funded Sound Recordings – Marketing

By mmuise

The Marketing component funding supports a range of activities in the marketing and promotion of a qualifying album. FACTOR-funded full-length sound recordings are qualifying albums.

Comments on Funding:

Funding under this component is at up to 50% of total eligible budget.
Funding under the MPN program is a grant of up to $20,000, plus up to $5,000 in the Radio Marketing component.

Recipient Accessibility Support Fund: FACTOR grant recipients are eligible for top-up support to their project funding of up to $5,000 each fiscal year, not to exceed $5,000 per project for costs related to accessibility. Eligible costs claimed under this fund will be reimbursed at 100%.

Deadline: -
  • All artists (General, 2, 3), Canadian record labels (Approved, 2, 3, 4) and Recipients of Envelope Funding.
  • Only the party that controls the Canadian commercial release rights and exclusive Canadian exploitation rights to the sound recording at the time of application may apply.

    Non-Canadian music companies, including major labels, are not eligible to apply.
Application Steps:

Applicants must:

1. create a user profile on the FACTOR application platform;

2. create an applicant profile (of the individual, partnership, or corporation that will enter into a general agreement with FACTOR if funding is offered);

3. create an artist profile (an artist profile provides FACTOR with a snapshot of the artist’s music career thus far. This helps FACTOR determine artist profile ratings and program eligibility);

5. create a project and choose the project components;

6. fill and validate the application.

Documentation Needed:

1. Applicants must submit a detailed budget on application. FACTOR will remove ineligible costs from the budget, and the FACTOR contribution may be reduced accordingly.
2. Applicants must compile and organize all invoices, receipts and proofs of payment; then enter the amounts being claimed into the FACTOR Cost Report, which can be downloaded from the Budget page of the Completion. Applicants must upload the Cost Report and all related expense documentation, then complete and submit all other sections of the Completion (including Budget, Results, Component Information, Public Funding).

Other Things to Note:

1. Logo and Acknowledgment Requirements: all recipients of funding from this component must acknowledge FACTOR on all physical and digital materials, all press releases and promotional material funded by this component, and on the artist’s website. See FACTOR’s Logo and Acknowledgment Guide.
2. Program guidelines for 2022-2023 were published in April 2022.

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