Canada Music Fund

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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 English-language sector of the music industry, and the Fondation Musicaction (Musicaction) for the French-language sector.

Budget 2019 Supplemental Funding in 2019-2020 and 2020-2021

As announced in the 2019 Federal Budget, the CMF has received an additional $20 million over two years, starting in 2019-2020, so that it enhances its support for the production, promotion and distribution of Canadian music. This investment supports more Canadian musicians and music entrepreneurs, and help with the rising costs of marketing and promotion necessary in the music industry today.

You can consult the Evaluation of the Canada Music Fund for years 2012-2013 to 2017-2018.

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.

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