Ticketing Legislation Update – Ontario and Alberta


Bill 166 – The Ticket Sales Act was passed on December 13.  Over the past year, Music Canada Live has engaged with Office of the Attorney General, expressing, through meetings, written recommendations and an appearance before Queen’s Park Social Policy committee, support for (as examples) the banning of […]

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Unison Benevolent Fund

The Unison Benevolent Fund does crucial work for our industry, providing emergency relief for music industry professionals in times of hardship, illness or economic difficulties.  Unison was created by the music industry for the music industry and will never charge dues or fees for access to its programs. Please […]

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British Columbia Live Music Research

“Assessing the live music industry in BC has never been more important. There’s a wealth of talent, vision and drive in the province that will benefit from informed direction for positive growth, and this study is a big first step toward that goal.” – Nate Sabine, Director […]

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Ontario Ticketing Legislation (Update)

The Office of the Attorney General (ON) released the new Ticket Sales Act (formerly the Ticket Speculation Act) proposed legislation on October 5, 2017, as part of a larger consumer protection bill. Key highlights in the proposed legislation include:

Banning ticket “bots”
Capping the resale price of tickets at 50% above […]

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Kudos and Congratulations

…to Ticketmaster’s Patti-Anne Tarlton, for being recognized by Billboard as one of the most powerful executives in the industry;

…to the legendary Horseshoe Tavern for 70 years of incredible live music;

—and to our own Erin Benjamin, for receiving one of Ontario’s Attorney General Yasir Naqvi’s #OC150 Awards for her service in the Ottawa […]

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Member Spotlight – You Will Love It Live

Prior to starting her artist management and booking agency ‘You Will Love It Live’ about three years ago, Genevieve Demerchant spent over fifteen years working in marketing and development for the live performing arts sector.

Her focus for You Will Love It Live is to support performing artists in […]

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Ontario Chamber of Commerce Releases New Tourism Report

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce have released a new report, a follow-up to their 2012 tourism report, Closing the Tourism Gap. It examines the state of Ontario’s tourism industry and seeks to answer the question: What steps can Ontario take to create a long-term tourism advantage?

In particular, the […]

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Music Canada’s Graham Henderson: A Manifesto for Artist Rights

Graham Henderson, President and CEO of our members Music Canada, delivered an impassioned speech entitled “The Broken Promise of a Golden Age : How creators got squeezed out in the digital era, and what can be done to restore their rights. on Nov 1 at the Economic club […]

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Hamilton Recap: Ambitious City

On Thursday, November 10, Music Canada Live’s Networking & Outreach Manager Lara Farcasan joined several other music industry leaders for Ambitious City, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce’s panel discussion for Hamilton’s Music Strategy.

Along with guest speaker, Graham Henderson, President of Music Canada, this panel, moderated by Alan Cross, […]

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