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.
The new system will help to ensure better data is relayed to Re:Sound, resulting in better royalty accounting available to recording artists, background performers, session musicians and record labels for airplay on Bell Media’s 100+ radio stations in 54 markets across Canada.
A column about media and the regulatory environment within and beyond Canada's borders.
The trade org chose to call its annual general meeting "Playback" and enjoyed an impressive, reflective list of accomplishments in the past 12 months.
Gender parity seems to be moving forward in Canada's music industry, with several organizations either committing to the concept or at least willing to study it.
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 federal government wants to overhaul the Copyright Board and is asking stakeholders for ideas that can be submitted now through until Sept. 29.