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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British Columbia Live Music Research – Update

In the New Year, Nordicity (our partner) will be holding round-tables in British Columbia bringing together music industry representatives ranging from promoters and managers to venues and festivals.

These events will serve as opportunities to network with other industry professionals and share  perspectives on trends currently shaping […]

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Copyright Review Hearings Set

On December 15, the House of Commons passed a motion to initiate the mandatory review of the Copyright Modernization Act. The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology will host the hearings in 2018.  Reforms that the music industry would like to see enacted are summarized here.

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O Canada: Market Report

IQ has released its O Canada: Market Report, noting that Canada’s economy led G7 growth in 2017, with some of the momentum carrying over into the live music industry. An extra boost was provided Canada’s 150 celebrations across the country, which often included live music.  

Executive Director Erin […]

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