Statement on Tragedy in Las Vegas

Music Canada Live, the voice of Canada’s live music industry, expresses our heartfelt sympathies to the victims and injured in last night’s tragedy in Las Vegas. The power of live music, and the artists that make it, will without question be a guiding light as we seek to […]

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Music Canada Live – 2016-17 3rd Annual General Meeting and Report

Music Canada Live’s third annual general meeting was held on Monday, September 18th in Toronto’s Velvet Underground, continuing its tradition of bringing together Canada’s live music stakeholders to dialogue on key issues, activities, highlights and successes of the association. This year featured a compelling interview with Vice Media’s […]

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Ottawa as a Music City

Ottawa, Friday, March 31 – A major announcement regarding the Ottawa music industry was made today during the “Ottawa as a Music City” panel, produced by the 2017 JUNO Host Committee. Mayor Jim Watson announced that the city will, in collaboration with the industry and the municipality, commit […]

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Music Canada Live Announces Toronto Regional Advisory Council

March 6th, 2017

In light of growing concern around the health, sustainability and future of Toronto’s live music venues, Music Canada Live is immediately convening a  Regional Advisory Council (RAC) to examine challenges facing Toronto’s venue community.  Live music venues not only represent a critical aspect of Toronto’s cultural […]

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2017 Live Music Awards Nominees Announced

Canadian Music Week & Music Canada Live are proud to announce the nominees for the 2nd annual Live Music Industry Awards. These outstanding individuals from across the Canadian music and live industries will be honoured on Wednesday, April 19th,  2017 at 4:oo PM at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, […]

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The Government of Canada Supports the Revitalization of Massey Hall

Today, the Hon. Mélanie Joly today announced that the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall is receiving $8,330,000 to help support the revitalization of Massey Hall in Toronto. Music Canada Live would like to extend our gratitude to Minister Joly for her continued support of live […]

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City of Toronto Statement on Venue Closures

Music Canada Live thanks City of Toronto Mayor John Tory and Councillor Josh Colle (Chair of the Toronto Music Advisory Committee, TMAC) for their commitment to working to identify strategies to support live music venues.

A statement, released yesterday, responds to concerns of multiple venues closures. “We are dedicated […]

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