Breakout West Awards Voting Begins May 3

The 2016 Western Canadian Music Award will be announcing nominees in both creative and industry categories on May 3, 11:00 MNT (1:00 PM EST, 12:00 CST, 10:00 PST). Tune in at

Voting to choose this year’s winners will begin May 3 and run through May 17, 2016. If […]

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Proposed Legislation to Help Touring Canadians Enter U.S

As recently reported, visa processing delays by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) service centers have become a major problem for Canadian touring artists and U.S. presenters. In an attempt to resolve the issues, a bipartisan legislation was recently introduced in the Congress.

The proposed “Bringing Entertainment Artists […]

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Q&A: Getting the Most Out of Your Conference Experience

Jennifer Ellis, Folk Music Ontario // Member Music Canada Live

What research should be made in advance of attending a conference?

Once they’re published (usually around mid-summer), look over the delegate directory and preliminary conference schedule several times to be familiar with who will be there, and what you […]

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CRA Begins Dialogue with CAPACOA on International Taxation

The Performing Arts Tax Working Group met with representatives of the Canada Revenue Agency on March 2, nearly a year after the group’s initial request. The meeting laid the grounds for a constructive dialogue between all parties.

The meeting was very cordial in tone. Discussions focussed on principles, factual […]

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East Coast Music Awards Release Full List of Nominees

A heartfelt congratulations to our members East Coast Music Association on the release of the 2016 East Coast Music Awards nominees!

A big congrats to all of our nominated members and members with nominated talent:

Sonic Concerts
Halifax Jazz Festival
New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee
United Talent Agency
Paquin Artists Agency
The Feldman Agency

“It is validation […]

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Breakout West Now Accepting Submissions

BreakOut West is heading to Regina, SK – October 13 – 16, 2016 and submissions are now open!


BreakOut West Festival

Western Canadian Music Awards

Western Canadian Music Industry Awards

Breakout West has revamped WCMA categories – check them all out here.

The new categories better reflect […]

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Music PEI Now Accepting Submissions

Submissions are now open for 2016 Music PEI Awards and Showcases for the May Run Music Festival. Apply using the official submission forms listed below.

Application deadline is February 19, 2016 at 5:00 pm AT. You must be a current Music PEI member to apply.

Click here to submit for […]

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Music Canada Live’s 2015 Look Back in FYI Music News

FYI Music News recently published a look back at our first year of operation with Executive Director, Erin Benjamin.

“It’s been an action-packed first-year, due in large part to the generous support from and partnership with Music Canada as well as the Ontario Media Development Corporation.  And momentum is […]

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