Wednesday afternoon, various reps from the music industry held a virtual town hall with Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault. The session was marred by technical difficulties from the Minister's end, but the exchange did provide encouragement that the next budget will include some needed remedies to cushion the pandemic's merciless crush on age-old economics. Pictured: Sonic Unyon's Tim Pototic, CIMA's Stuart Johnston, ADISQ's Solange Drouin and Guilbeault.
The Canadian Association of Broadcasters is warning the CRTC that without regulatory relief the industry could lose as many 200 radio stations over
Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas’s dimwitted, beer-guzzling comedic creation known the world over as Bob & Doug McKenzie is a story born out of dumb luck and good fortune and its seed was planted with Moranis befriending Perry Goldberg when they were kids attending Hebrew school in North Toronto.
SOCAN, on behalf of SODRAC members and clients, is finally able to collect for the reproduction of music on CBC television broadcasts.
The City of Toronto and the Slaight Family Foundation have each pledged $1 million — $250,000 a year for the next four years — to support the entry, retention and advancement of Black professionals in the city'’s music industry.
Warner Music Canada has bolstered its A&R team with the addition of Jeffrey “LordQuest” Nuamah whose backstory includes 15 years of production,
Darcy James Argue is a Vancouver-born jazz composer and bandleader now based in New York City.
The annual Unison Holiday Schmoozefest became even more spectacular thanks to the generous $250K donations each from the Slaight Family Foundation, the Throop Family Foundation and the Bob Steele Foundation.
She worked alongside people like Dick Smyth, Tom Rivers, Robert Holiday, Jim Brady, Larry Silver, Erik Tomas and for a time her voice defined an era in Toronto radio.
The well-regarded music industry veteran is now PledgeMusic's man in Canada, and he is excited about the direct-to-fan platform's potential.