Part of Music PEI’s core funding comes from FACTOR and one of our responsibilities is to recruit jurors from PEI for the jury pool. This is a very important process and we need your assistance. This is your chance to give back to the music industry!
For each Juried Sound Recording deadline FACTOR holds juries to evaluate the eligible submissions received for the Juried Sound Recording Program and the Demo and Commercially Released Single Award.
The jurors are volunteering members of the Canadian Music Industry and represent the industry at large. Their knowledge, expertise, and ability to interpret the current music landscape in this country makes them best qualified to help FACTOR decide which applications are most deserving of funds.
New last year, FACTOR’s, online system enables jurors across the country to log in to their system from home at their own convenience and participate in the review process. You are no longer required to come to the Music PEI office for face-to-face jury sessions. They are each responsible for a handful of submissions; to review the file, score the submission, write objective and constructive comments, and to log a vote for or against funding a specific project.
Participating in a jury represents a few hours out of your week during the jury season. It is important to note that not all accredited jurors will be asked to participate each season; being scheduled for a jury is based on availability.
One last thing — Yes, as an accredited juror you are still eligible to apply for FACTOR funding. If a file that you are involved in directly (as applicant) or indirectly (someone who will receive payment from the project – i.e. a producer, studio, etc.) then you will be asked to state your conflict and abstain from assessing that file, but there are no restrictions otherwise.
If you are interested in becoming accredited as a FACTOR juror, please click here for more information (**note: scroll down a bit to the section “Become a FACTOR juror**). Also, feel free to contact us at the Music PEI office at 902-894-6734 or [email protected].