FACTOR Approvals for Aboriginal Artists & Industry November 2010

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The Metis Fiddle Quartet, Shane Koyczan, and Colette Trudeau are the latest group of Aboriginal artists to receive support from the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) for their upcoming projects.

FACTOR has invested in projects for 12 Aboriginal artists, three organizations, and one record label this year for a total contribution of $207,127. This is great support and there are a number of upcoming deadlines that Aboriginal artists and industry should take note of.

FACTOR is dedicated to providing assistance toward the growth and development of the Canadian independent recording industry. Support is available for recording demos, recording albums, touring, marketing, showcasing, delivering conferences, and a number of other music-related activities.

Please visit www.factor.ca for more information about FACTOR and the support that is available.

The FACTOR approvals for Aboriginal artists and industry for November, 2010 are:

Direct Board - Sound Recording
Black Hen Music Inc. (applicant), Shane Koyczan (artist) $14,620
RockSTAR Music Corp. (applicant), Colette Trudeau (artist) $32,000

Independent Artists Recording
Metis Fiddler Quartet Productions (applicant), Metis Fiddler Quartet (artist) $15,000

The upcoming deadlines for FACTOR programs are:

Collective Initiatives
Jan. 31st, 2011

Demo Program
Next deadlines to be announced

Direct Board Approval - Sound Recording
Nov. 30th, 2010

Domestic & International Business Development
Nov. 30th, 2010 and Jan. 17th, 2011

Domestic & International Showcase Support
Jan. 17th, 2011

Domestic & International Tour Support
Jan. 31st, 2011

Emerging Artist Program
Dec. 15th, 2010

Juried Sound Recording Program
Next deadlines to be announced

Label, Manager & Distributor Business Development
Next deadline to be announced (there is currently one deadline each year)

Marketing & Promo for FACTOR Supported Sound Recordings
Next deadlines to be announced

Marketing & Promo for non-FACTOR Supported Sound Recordings
Next deadlines to be announced

Songwriters Workshop & Seminar Support
Next deadlines to be announced

Video Program
Next deadlines to be announced

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