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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2017 Year in Review – Second Annual Canadian Live Music Industry Awards

In April, Music Canada Live co-presented the second annual Canadian Live Music Industry Award with our founding member, Canadian Music Week. The awards boasted nominees from across the country including an impressive selection of live music greats – for and non-profit, big and small, rural and urban. The ceremony was […]

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2017 Year in Review – Atlantic Canada Music Strategy

Striking A New A-Chord, a report spearheaded by the East Coast Music Association (ECMA), Music Canada, and Music Canada Live, was released in April 2017.

Among other recommendations, Striking A New A-Chord also calls for the development of an Atlantic Canadian Music Fund that would seek to provide resources to complement existing programs, attract investment, and develop […]

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2017 Year in Review – Ontario Live Music Strategy

Music Canada Live continues to lead, with the Province of Ontario, the development of a Live Music Strategy. The goal of the strategy is to capitalize on the energy and potential of Ontario’s live music sector by establishing a roadmap of actions for industry to take with the […]

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Unison Benevolent Fund – Schmoozefest

The 3rd annual Holiday Schmoozefest was held on December 11th at the Spice Route Asian Bistro & Bar, raising an incredible $35,000 to help ensure that its free, professional counselling hotline and assistance programs continue to be available for any music industry professional in a time of […]

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