Intensely private, frighteningly smart and a fearsome warrior at the bargaining table, Music Canada's longstanding CEO leaves the org next month to enjoy sunny summer days with wife Margo Timmins at his lakefront cottage.
Despite a genuine desire to return to live music events, to experience them in small and big venues, many Canadians are hesitant and reluctant to return.
To celebrate the Raptors win, Drake releases two new tracks (artwork pictured), Les Francofolies lineup is announced, and the MS Sucks benefit brings stars to The Horseshoe. Also in the news are Green Door Studios, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Graham Henderson, Bob Gruen, Grant Hurley, FACTOR, Jim Cuddy, and Kevin Hearn.
At the recent Playback 2018, Music Canada recognised the artist and label head for her outstanding advocacy efforts to improve the livelihoods of music creators. Pictured: Music Canada's Graham Henderson and Loreena McKennitt.
Music Canada has welcomed the newly named Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez (pictured), and recommends four steps that can be quickly implemented that would help creators and harmonize Canadian policy with international standards.
Canada’s music industry can proudly thump its chest with an ever-growing number of artists succeeding on the world stage, but the economy backing its infrastructure that provides equitable remuneration to its rank-and-file and developmental artists is in need of fresh grease.
At its AGM in Toronto today, Music Canada released a report that boldly attempts to offer redress for creative communities in music that have seen incomes bludgeoned as a bandwidth of Internet delivery platforms transmitting their content has morphed into a trillion-dollar industry.
The digital revolution has unleashed previously unheard of wealth for a small number of tech companies but the creative community is getting short-sold...
If you want stronger democracy that is less vulnerable to special interests, then do everything in your power to restore balance to the world in which our creators live. Encourage them and enable them. They are not living in the golden age.