“Music in Parks” Permit Category Approved by City of Toronto

Toronto City Council has adopted recommendations to support the Arts in the Parks pilot program by creating a “Music in Parks” permit category that will authorize musicians to play live performances in parks around Toronto.

The Arts in the Parks initiative, created in partnership with the Toronto Arts Council […]

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26th Annual Pollstar Awards Nominees Announced

Pollstar has announced the nominees for the 2016 Annual Pollstar Awards.  Music Canada Live is proud to congratulate our members nominated in the following categories:

Turf TO / Collective Concerts for Music Festival of the Year
Air Canada Centre for Arena of the Year
United Talent Agency, Booking Agency of the […]

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Canadian Federal Government Releases Mandate Letters for New Cabinet

This month, the Canadian government issued Ministerial Mandate Letters to its newly appointed cabinet and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the unprecedented decision to release the Ministerial Mandate Letters to the general public.  These publicly released letters has given the public a glimpse into what the Minister’s priorities […]

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The Acoustics of Noise: How Bass and Bleed Effect Live Music

Brad Ferguson, Freelance Production Manager / Sound Engineer

As more and more live events develop, we consistently find ourselves in different fields, parks, parking lots and with small venues cropping up (or being encircled) in residential areas, the challenge is ever there to do what we can to limit […]

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Upcoming News: Live Music Economic Impact Report Coming Soon

Music Canada Live eagerly awaits the release of the Music Canada-led “Measuring Live Music” economic impact study on never-before collected data and information on Ontario’s live music sector.  The report will be an incredible tool for effective live music advocacy in Ontario and across the country and is […]

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Upcoming News: Regional Advisory Council Program Launches

Music Canada Live is pleased to announce the launch its first advocacy program, the Regional Advisory Council Program with the first Council’s in BC and Quebec.  The program has been inspired by recommendations from the Music Cities framework, and the work of Music Canada.

The purpose of a Regional […]

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Music Canada Live @ SXSW: Panel Accepted to the 2016 Conference

Our SXSW Panel “Small Live Music Venues – Who Needs Them Anymore?” we will participate on has been accepted as an official panel of SXSW 2016! A big thank you to all who voted to ensure that this critical discussion happens at this year’s SXSW festival.

Second registration deadline […]

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CMW and Music Canada Live Announce 1st Annual Live Music Awards

Canadian Music Week 2016 (CMW) announces the first annual Live Music Industry Awards.  Join us on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel to celebrate the best of the live music business sector.

Created by Canadian Music Week in partnership with the International Festival Network (IFN) […]

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Music Canada Live Welcomes New Government

Music Canada Live and Canada’s live music stakeholders congratulate Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party, and look forward to working with them on continuing the entrench the value of live music here at home and around the world.

“The Liberal Party’s arts and culture platform, their commitment to […]

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Three Things: David Pay, Music on Main (Vancouver)

Photo: Sven Boecker

David Pay is the founder and Artistic Director of Music on Main in Vancouver. The Georgia Straight writes that his programming “espouses the values of range, diversity, and excellence — words that should be a mantra for all arts producers in our post-millennial, multicultural […]

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