With Toronto music venues threatened with extinction from the double whammy of the pandemic and insurance underwriters' refusal to renew liability insurance policies, the Canadian Live Music Association has commissioned a Nordicity report that offers eight recommendations to help elevate the live music industry out from its current state of crisis. Pictured: Assoc'n president Erin Benjamin.
As if dealing with the pandemic isn’t enough, Canadian live music venues are encountering an unexpected adversary that’s threatening their survival
The dynamo behind SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival discusses this year’s virtual edition, the challenges in putting it together, the ongoing support of sponsors, and Jackie Richardson (pictured with Micah Barnes), winner of the Slaight Music Sing! Toronto Legacy Award.
Toronto and LA-based New Metric Media has created a new content development company with
With virtually all of Ontario about to enter phase 3 tomorrow, indoor music venues will be allowed to reopen. Severe restrictions in the province and across Canada means it will not be business as usual, however, as our man in the clubs, Cam Carpenter, discovered.
There are no live performances in Toronto but other cities are starting to see stirrings of life return in pubs and clubs. Cam Carpenter explains.
As the live music industry continues to adapt to pandemic restrictions, Rob Cyrynowski, president of Livestar Entertainment Canada, recently announ
Could the covid crisis wipe out Canada's $2B+ live music industry and push thousands of musicians, actors and those employed in sector infrastructure into permanent retirement from their chosen careers?
The fundraiser for foodbanks includes six announced shows over two days in June with a ticket price of $50 per show and a maximum of 185 cars per, as stipulated by health authorities. Stingray has the audio feed and a TV special is being financed by Invictus Entertainment Group.
Budweiser Stage At Home kicks off May 30, with The Black Crowes and The Trews, then Blue Rodeo and Alan Doyle on June 6. The acts for two more Saturday broadcasts will be confirmed shortly.
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.