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Greg Van Bastelaar

Manager Funded Projects Department,
Toronto, ON, Canada
Greg Van Bastelaarís career began in 2001 by studying Recorded Music Production at The Trebas Institute Of Toronto. It was there that he met world-renowned Songwriter/Producer Justin Gray. This chance meeting resulted in a phenomenal experience working directly in the creation of music.

2006 brought an exciting opportunity working directly under the General Manager of Warner Chappell Music Canada: Vivian Barclay. During this time, Greg's knowledge of the industry grew considerably and a wealth of industry contacts was added to his network.

Greg eventually jumped at the chance to work for The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings (FACTOR). This environment plugged him into the main-line of the Canadian music industry, allowing him to further develop key relationships as well as to directly help the industry.

As a private non-profit organization, FACTOR is dedicated to providing assistance toward the growth and development of the Canadian independent music industry. The foundation administers contributions from private radio broadcasters as well as two components of the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Canada Music Fund to support the Canadian music industry. FACTOR has been managing federal funds since the inception of the Sound Recording Development Program in 1986 (now known as the Canada Music Fund Council).

Support is provided to Canadian recording artists, songwriters, managers, labels, publishers, event producers and distributors through various programs. Whether an artist is looking to record a demo, full length sound recording, market and promote an already existing album or showcase and tour domestically and internationally, funding is available. FACTOR supports many facets of the infrastructure which must be in place in order for artists and music entrepreneurs to progress into the international arena.

Canada has an abundance of talent competing nationally and internationally and FACTOR is proud to assist in the realization of so many success stories