Unison Benevolent Fund

Unison Benevolent Fund

Pic courtesy of Unison blog.
March 10, 2021
by Bill King

The charity assistance to out of work musicians and supporting actors in Canada's music industry has been under siege with requests for money f

Tragically Hip Instagram post.
February 24, 2021
by FYI Staff

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has announced that The Tragically Hip will be honoured with the Humanitarian Award, presented b

January 27, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Everbloom Virtual Music Festival (pictured) is launched, Snotty Nose Rez Kids lead the noms for International Indigenous Hip-Hop Awards, and rapper Connor Price grabs attention. Also in the news are Block Heater, MusicNL Awards, SXSW, Donald Robins, Jacob Hoggard, Andrea Morris, Tami Neilson, goodboy noah, Let’s Hear It! Live, and the Jane LeBlanc Music Award.

November 18, 2020
by External Source

The Unison Benevolent Fund assistance program for the Canadian music industry is in the frontline when it comes to offering support for a sector th

Nick Nurse  Photo: Nick Nurse Foundation
July 23, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Nick Nurse (pictured) boosts a school’s music program, Unison Benevolent Fund’s #WithoutMusic project grabs attention, and David Byrne’s American Utopia will open TIFF.  Also making news are MusiCounts, Alex Henry Foster, the Banff Centre International String Quartet Festival, Shambhala Music Festival, Starlight Social Club, N'Awlins Jazz Bar, LyricFind, Anyway Gang, Array Space, and farewell Annie Ross.

Drake  Instagram photo
June 18, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Drake (pictured) leads the nominees for the 2020 BET Awards, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal goes virtual, and SaskMusic presents a National Indigenous Peoples Day Concert. Also in the news are Music Canada, ABACUS Data, a CBC hip-hop podcast, Canada Day House Party, Ruth B, Creative Manitoba, BTS, Americana Honors & Awards, Judy Collins, Protest the Hero Toronto Songwriting School, Linda McRae, TO Live, Shred Kelly,  Supercrawl, and farewell Hugh Fraser and Keith Tippett.

April 30, 2020
by External Source

Yowzers, there is a god in heaven!

And those in need can offer 'thanks' to Music Canada and the three major labels.

Amanda Power in sunnier times. Pic provided.
April 23, 2020
by External Source

The world is facing one of its greatest challenges.

Shania Twain  Facebook photo
April 20, 2020
by FYI Staff

An elite list of country stars, including Shania Twain (pictured), come together for a five-night broadcast event to raise money for Food Banks Canada and the Unison Benevolent Fund.

The Trews via Instagram account
April 9, 2020
by External Source

Canadian rock band The Trews, all safely self-isolating “during this strange and unusual time,” released an at-home music video a week ahead of the

iSplash photo credit: Sebastian Irvine
March 27, 2020
by Karen Bliss

The Unison Benevolent Fund, an emergency relief charity that provides both financial and counselling services to members of the Canadian music indu