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.
BreakOut West's festival line-up includes Hall of Famers' The Grapes Of Wrath (pictured), Drake adds dates and returns to No. 1 in the US, and a Michael Jackson-themed musical is in the works. Also in the news: Ontario Music Fund, Indigenous Peoples Day, Pearl Jam, Calgary Stampede, Bernice, Festival of Beer, Smithers BC, Rufus John, Notes In The Night, and farewells to XXXTentacion and Jon Hiseman. Videos added for your enjoyment.
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.
An unreleased album by John Coltrane has been discovered, Spotify comes under fire, and Music Canada calls for a new fund. Also in the headlines are Peter Oundjian, RBC Emerging Musician Program , Coeur de Pirate, Playboy Jazz Festival, John Perry Barlow, Jack White, Solveig Deason, Telephone Explosion, Ginger Baker, Janelle Monáe, Vicky Beeching, and Surf Dads.
Terri Clark to enter the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, Koerner Hall announces its 10th anniversary season, and John Mann inspires a new beer. Others in the news include Steven Himmelfarb, TMC, Music Canada certifications, Roncy Rocks, Aurora Illumination, Jeremy Ledbetter, Obia Le Chef, The Andrew Collins Trio, and farewells to Brian Browne and Clarence Fountain. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Music Canada has followed up its milestone The Mastering of a Music City report with Keys to a Music City: Examining the Merits of Music Offices, Boards and Night Mayors, just in time for the third annual Music Cities Summit.
A new $3M three-year program announced Wednesday partners Music Canada with the Government of Ontario to help increase the inventory of musical instruments in Ontario’s publicly funded schools.
Earlier this week, Music Canada’s Executive Vice President Amy Terrill participated in the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage’s study on Cultural Hubs and Cultural Districts in Canada. We offer an excerpt from her appearance at the committee hearing.
Shania is named the host of the CCMA Awards, a flurry of Canadian gold and platinum certifications, and Hugh's Room Live celebrates its first anniversary. Also in the news are Tebey, Eamon McGrath, Coleman Hell, Tears For Fears, CheZZa, and a farewell to Bob Dorough. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
Two new studies plan to convince governments that the music scene produces a big economic benefit to the province, and the music org also has plans to create synergies with other Pacific coastline music hubs in the US.
The music industry has been quick to congratulate government ministers and letting it know that the so-called Value Gap, which concerns copyright takedown regimes and artist remuneration, will be high on the agenda.
Last week a collaborative step to create uniform reporting was announced between Bell Media’s 100-plus terrestrial radio stations, rights collective Re:Sound, and Music Canada. It's a big deal, and we explain why.