Canada Music Fund
The Canada Music Fund (CMF) ensures that a diversity of Canadian music artists connect with audiences everywhere.
The CMF has two main 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.
Budget 2021 Supplemental Funding in 2021-2022, 2022-2023 and 2023-2024
The 2021 Federal Budget provided an additional $77 million for the CMF:
- $50 million in temporary funding in 2021-2022 for new COVID-19 related funding to support the live music sector, one of the hardest hit sectors during the pandemic, and to maintain the stability of Canada’s funding system for commercial music;
- a two-year extension of the $10 million supplemental annual funding for 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 to continue to support the program’s recent modernization; and,
- $7 million in 2022-2023 for music festivals not funded through other departmental programs.
The $77 million is in addition to the Support for Workers in Live Arts and Music Sectors Fund, of which $15 million is being delivered through the CMF this year.
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.
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.
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.
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