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May 5, 2021
by FYI Staff

Through its Band Aid program, Canada’s music education charity is allocating another $1 million worth of instruments, equipment, and resources to 95 schools across Canada. It is also partnering with TikTok Canada  to support secondary schools.

City and Colour and Nick Nurse Foundation merch
March 15, 2021
by Kerry Doole

City and Colour supports Nick Nurse Foundation with new merch (pictured), Samsung and UMG For Brands launch Music Galaxy Thursday, and Crown Lands pay homage to Rush. Also in the news are Ariel Posen, Barenaked Ladies, Les Deuxluxes, MusiCounts, Kanata, FACTOR, Indie Weekly, BreakOut West, Scott Helman, Linda McRae, and farewell Ray Campi.

Gary Slaight — photo credit: Evaan Kheraj.
March 9, 2021
by FYI Staff

MusiCounts has named Gary Slaight, president/CEO of the Slaight Family Foundation, as this year’s recipient of the MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award.

November 25, 2020
by FYI Staff

On Thursday, December 10, MusiCounts will celebrate the sounds of the Holiday season with a Facebook

Dream Serenade Finale  Photo: Jag Gundu
November 25, 2020
by Kerry Doole

The Dream Serenade Benefit Concert goes virtual (pictured), the NSMW Sessions are launched, and Ring Music closes. Also in the news are Songs For Food And Shelter, Indie Week, The Dill, Melanie Peterson, Tallinn Music Week, Fortunate Ones,  Ken Tizzard and Music For Goats, MIDEM, and farewell Hal Ketchum and i_o.

June 3, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Executive Director of Canada’s leading music education charity explains the launch of MusiCounts Learn, a program that encourages students to continue their music education at home.

Carter Chiasson  Photo: Nick Godsoe
February 21, 2020
by FYI Staff

Carter Chiasson (pictured) is the 2020 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year, Marie-Mai is named Canadian ambassador for Record Store Day, and Fallsview Casino Resort opens a new 5,000 seat entertainment centre. Others making news include Pye Dubois, Luke McMaster, Outside Looking In, The Weeknd, Make Music Matter, Evangeline Gentle, Billie Eilish, and Wade O Brown.

Marie-Mai wth St. Mary's students
December 18, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Marie-Mai and Quebec students (pictured) celebrate a Band Aid grant, The Poets honour The Hip in Cree, and Mariah Carey tops the charts at Christmas. Also in the news are Jazz Bistro, Jaymz B, Crack of Dawn, ECMAs, Bryan Adams, and farewell Emil Richards.

(l-r): Kristy Fletcher, ED MusiCounts, Gord Bamford, Sherry MacDonald, President/CEO  Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation Photo: Neil Zeller
October 30, 2019
by FYI Staff

The country star and noted humanitarian is honoured by MusiCounts and The Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation in Calgary on Sunday. Pictured (l-r): Kristy Fletcher, Gord Bamford, Sherry MacDonald).

September 30, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Johnny Reid (pictured) gets in the holiday spirit, Dream Serenade announces a star-studded lineup, and Canadian acts feature in recent Music Canada certifications. Also in the news are MusiCounts, the climate strike, SaskMusic, HMAT, Project WILD, and farewell José José, Busbee, and Jim Huff. With video.

Strings Across The Sky students  Photo: Barry Roden
September 18, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The 2019 MusiCounts TD Community Music Program recipients include Strings Across the Sky (pictured), Serena Ryder and Jim Cuddy announce tours, and  Amazon has launched a hi-def music streaming subscription service. Others in the news include Gordie Sampson, NSMW, Studio Bell, The Strumbellas, CIMA, Music PEI, The Chills, Creative Manitoba, and farewells to Clark Figenshau, Vic Vogel, and John Cohen.

Corey Hart at MusiCounts presentation  Photo: Tania Heath
May 31, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Earlier this week, Corey Hart joined MusiCounts, Canada's leading music education charity, to surprise the students of Juniper Ridge Intermediate in Torbay, NL with a special performance, and $10K in new instruments from the MusiCounts Band Aid Program.