FACTOR’s programs provide financial support to Canadian recording artists, labels, songwriters, publishers, event producers and distributors. Whether an artist is looking to record a demo or a full-length sound recording, market an existing album, or go on tour at home or internationally, there is funding available.
FACTOR is committed to reflecting the diversity of the Canadian population in its programs and operations. We are committed to ensuring universal access to all funds and services, including all musical expressions and talent. We will also in our work encourage these values of diversity and inclusiveness within the broader Canadian music sector.
We are excited to let you know that Lydia Persaud will join us for our free community event, Rise & Inspire 2020: Women’s Voices in Music, taking place on Friday, March 6th 2020! She will be participating in Funding in Canada panel to discuss her experiences with grants, funding, and other available opportunities in Canada.
A seasoned musician and member of renowned Toronto bands Dwayne Gretzky and The O’Pears, Lydia blends her command of the folk genre with jazz techniques honed at Humber College’s rigourous jazz program in her work. Let Me Show You, recorded in Toronto with producer Robbie Grunwald (Donovan Woods, Jill Barber), displays Lydia’s sharp lyricism, running the gamut from romance, to social activism, race and gender issues.
With Let Me Show You, Lydia draws inspiration from her musical heroes, such as Donny Hathaway, Bill Withers and Carole King, while touching on vital issues that deeply affect her. Her music melds genres while Lydia’s clear message shines through on the power of her unforgettable voice.
Lydia will share with us some application tips for artists!