5 Resource Organizations for Musicians
by Katie Wilde
Musicians and music industry professionals need money, information and support. Here are a few organizations and programs that work to provide the sector with funding, professional development, health support, royalties, and other resources:
MROC helps musicians and vocalists find out if there are royalties owed to them. They also distibute royalties to artists. Other royalty collecting and distributing organizations to take note of include SOCAN, Re:Sound, Connect Music Licensing, SOPROQ, CMRRA, and SODRAC.
The Canadian Music Fund is a federal government fund and resource program created to support the creation of new music, collective initiatives and music entrepreneurship among musicians, labels and publishers.
FACTOR (Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings)
FACTOR’s programs provide financial support to Canadian recording artists, labels, songwriters, publishers, event producers and distributors. They fund a wide range of musical activities through a variety of programs and funds.
The Unison Benevolent Fund is an assistance program – created and administered for the music community, by the music community – designed to provide discreet relief to music industry professionals in times of crisis. There are two distinct types of support available through the fund, Financial Assistance and Counselling & Health Solutions.
MusicOntario is a non-profit, membership-based division of the Canadian Independent Music Association, also known as CIMA. Its mission is to provide professional development, education, information & support to the music industry of Ontario.