Canada Music Fund

On March 24, 2024, the government announced $32 million over two-years, starting in 2024-25, for the Canada Music Fund to continue supporting initiatives that enhance the careers of Canadian artists, while strengthening the competitiveness and stability of the Canadian music sector. Learn more about this announcement: Canada’s music creators to benefit from $32 million in funding for the Canada Music Fund.

The Canada Music Fund (CMF) ensures that a diversity of Canadian music artists connect with audiences everywhere.

The CMF has two components: Individual Initiatives and Collective Initiatives.

These components are delivered through the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) for the Anglophone market and the Fondation Musicaction (Musicaction) for the Francophone market.

Individual Initiatives

This component provides financial assistance exclusively to undertake activities that are central to the development of Canadian artists, the promotion of their music and the expansion of their audience.

Read more about the Individual Initiatives component of the CMF.

Collective Initiatives

This component provides financial assistance to undertake activities that help Canadian artists and industry professionals gain a greater profile at home and abroad, increase their artistic and business skills, and build their export-readiness and overall competitiveness.

Read more about the Collective Initiatives component of the CMF.

2023-2028 Action Plan for Official Languages: New CMF Initiative

The 2023-28 Action Plan for Official Languages includes a new Canada Music Fund initiative to strengthen the music industry infrastructure in Francophone official language minority communities (OLMCs) in order to develop audiences for Francophone OLMC artists. The initiative provides $1 million in annual funding (for five years) to music industry entrepreneurs and organizations from OLMCs that work to support Francophone OLMC artists; and, to Francophone OLMC artist-entrepreneurs who manage their own careers.

If you are interested in learning more about the CMF, you can read the most recent Evaluation of the Canada Music Fund which covers fiscal years 2012-2013 to 2017-2018.

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