SOCAN Research:  Most Young Canadians Want to Live in Music Cities

On January 9, SOCAN released research findings indicating that seven in ten city-welling Canadians under the age of 35 feel it’s important to live in a neighbourhood with a vibrant local arts scene that includes live music.  We couldn’t agree more. Read more about the research and SOCAN’s […]

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Neilsen’s 2017 Canada Music Year-End Report

Neilsen’s 2017 Canada Music Year-End Report tells a good news story of an industry that experienced record consumption, growth in live music attendance and a new class of emerging artists.  Stay tuned for an announcement of a special discount to purchase the study for Music Canada Live Members.

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2017 Pollstar Year End Edition

The 2017 Pollstar Year End Edition was a “record crushing year for the concert business”, marking revenue increases of 15.8% for the top 100 worldwide tours.  Congratulations to our members for their amazing successes in 2017:

Live Nation, ranked #1 worldwide in theTop 200 Rankings for Promoters
BC Place, ranked #1 […]

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Welcome Kate Kristiansen!

Music Canada Live is delighted to welcome Kate Kristiansen as our Communications Consultant:

Owner of an independent marketing consultancy with over 19 years’ experience across—small business, corporate, non-profit, entertainment: venue, promoter, and agency, along with arts and culture organizations. “Live music is so important to the cultural and economic […]

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2018 – Priorities and Planning

In 2018, Music Canada Live will continue to work to ensure that we:

Develop and deliver programs and activities deemed priorities by members
Be an effective and persistent advocate on behalf of our members and live music
Bring the live music sector together on key issues and challenges, and be the united […]

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2017 Year in Review – Partnerships

Over the course of 2017 Music Canada Live fostered existing and new key and innovative partnerships.  From sitting on panels, sponsoring awards, to creating full blown events we made a lot of friends this year! Thank you to each and every partner for your role in celebrating and championing […]

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2017 Year in Review – British Columbia Music Study

On October 18, 2017, Music Canada Live announced that it is conducting an Economic Impact Assessment of BC’s Live Music Sector.  The study is being facilitated by Nordicity and will focus on the live music sector by profiling BC-based venues, festivals and promoters.  In addition to analyzing the economic […]

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2017 Year in Review – Secondary Ticketing

Secondary ticketing legislation and educating governments was a major preoccupation of the association in 2017. We expect other provinces to look to Music Canada Live for continued leadership on behalf of the sector. 

The Ticket Sales Act – Ontario

Bill 166 – The Ticket Sales Act was passed on December 13. […]

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2017 Year in Review – Membership

From the time of Music Canada Live’s last Annual Report in the fall of 2016, our membership has grown to over 145 – an almost 50% increase since our last review.

Our members aren’t just the lifeblood of this organization, they are the heartbeat of the broader music industry across the […]

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2017 Year in Review – Annual General Meeting

Hosted at the Velvet Underground, the meeting was an opportunity to celebrate an extraordinary year for the organization and host a fireside chat with David Purdy, Chief of International Growth at VICE Media, (pictured here with Executive Director Erin Benjamin) on the intersection of live music, content creation and digital media.  Our […]

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