Become a FACTOR Juror

FACTOR relies on the participation of members of the Canadian music scene to help assess and fund projects through FACTOR’s Demo Program and Juried Sound Recording Program.

FACTOR Jurors are volunteer members of the Canadian Music Industry. Their knowledge, expertise, and ability to interpret the current music landscape in Canada makes them qualified to help FACTOR decide which applications are best suited for funding.

Juried assessments draw on the range and diversity of the Canadian Music Industry and help FACTOR funding reach every corner of Canada, across a spectrum of genres. We believe that peer evaluation ensures a fair and transparent process and promotes appropriate representation for all provinces and musical genres.

Download the Juror Handbook to read more about our jury system, juror expectations, and FAQs.

Who Is Eligible to be a Juror?

Music industry professionals are eligible to become accredited jurors if:

  1. They are a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident
  2. They have a minimum of 5 years of music industry experience, and have been active in the industry within the last 2 years.

They must have confidence in their ability to make an objective assessment of a project based on the music and documents provided.

FACTOR Jurors are valued for their experience within the Canadian Music Industry and areas of specialty, including genres, industry, and artistic and professional focus. Our jurors include artists, artist producers, artist managers, agents, promoters, record labels, publishers, publicists, radio DJ’s, etc.

How Do the Juries Work?

Juries are held three times a year, after the Deadlines for the Demo and Juried Sound Recording programs. Jurors can participate in as many juries as they like, provided there exists no potential conflict of interest, and the Juror is sufficiently familiar with the genre and geographical region of the application.

Our remote, online system enables jurors across the country to log in to our system at their own convenience and participate in our review process.

Jurors are responsible for listening to the assessment tracks and reviewing the support material, scoring the submission, providing objective and constructive comments, and making a recommendation for or against the funding of a specific project.

How Do I Sign Up?

Click the SIGN IN button at the top right-hand corner of the FACTOR website.

  1. Do one of the following:< >If you do not have a user profile, click CREATE PROFILE.

    If you have an existing user profile, SIGN IN with your existing credentials.

  2. Once you've successfully signed in, navigate to the JURY page from the top menu.
  3. This will take to you a juror application form.
  4. Complete the form and when you're satisfied with the information you've provided, click SUBMIT APPLICATION.
  5. Your application will be reviewed by our Jury Supervisor within 5-7 business days.

For more information, please consult the Juror Handbook, or contact juror@factor.ca.