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Allison Outhit

VP, Operations,
Toronto, ON, Canada
A graduate of Dalhousie Law School, Allison Outhit spent ten years in film and television as a writer, business affairs consultant and producer in Halifax before moving to Toronto in 2005. Prior to her recent appointment as VP Operations for FACTOR, Allison was head of licensing and business affairs at Outside Music. A lifelong musician and songwriter herself, Allison has written about the music business for Exclaim! Magazine and is married to its editor-in-chief.

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.