New Destination Canada Program Launched, Deadlines Announced

“Connecting America” is Destination Canada’s marketing initiative launching in the US in the spring of 2016. With businesses and destinations across the country, Destination Canada is looking to engage American travellers, inviting them to Look Up, and motivating them to see Canada as the destination to visit on their […]

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3 Cheap Touches That Improve Artist Experience in Your Small Venue

Courtesy of Brad Ferguson / Production Manager,  FOH Tech

As a former tour manager and front of house technician, I’ve been in a lot of different venues in a lot of different places of all sizes and conditions.  While each venue offers a unique experience for both fans and artists alike, […]

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Why Hire an Apprentice?

What you need to know

Tradespeople and their apprentices are also key components of the landscape of live music. Some of the many skilled trades involved in music festivals across Ontario include heavy equipment operators who prepare the land and transport the equipment, carpenters who build the elaborate stages […]

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Breakout West Announces Regina Will Host 2016 Festival and Awards

The Western Canadian Music Alliance and Music Canada Live members Breakout West are pleased to announce that Regina, Saskatchewan has been named host city for the 14th annual BreakOut West, taking place October 13-16, 2016. SaskMusic, Creative Saskatchewan, Tourism Saskatchewan, City of Regina, and Regina Hotel Association have […]

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Nova Scotia 2015 Music Awards Winners Announced

Members Music Nova Scotia completed their Nova Scotia Music Week and awards this November at the Rodd Grand Hotel Yarmouth.  Music Canada Live wants to congratulate Music Nova Scotia on a successful event as well as our members who took home awards in the following Industry categories:

Halifax Pop […]

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Music Canada Live Remembers Ron Hynes

Music Canada Live is saddened to learn of the passing of legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Hynes, whose death leaves a hole in the Canadian live music landscape.

Hynes’ work earned seven East Coast Music Awards, including male artist of the year in 1994 and 2007, along with numerous Juno […]

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“Music in Parks” Permit Category Approved by City of Toronto

Toronto City Council has adopted recommendations to support the Arts in the Parks pilot program by creating a “Music in Parks” permit category that will authorize musicians to play live performances in parks around Toronto.

The Arts in the Parks initiative, created in partnership with the Toronto Arts Council […]

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26th Annual Pollstar Awards Nominees Announced

Pollstar has announced the nominees for the 2016 Annual Pollstar Awards.  Music Canada Live is proud to congratulate our members nominated in the following categories:

Turf TO / Collective Concerts for Music Festival of the Year
Air Canada Centre for Arena of the Year
United Talent Agency, Booking Agency of the […]

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Canadian Federal Government Releases Mandate Letters for New Cabinet

This month, the Canadian government issued Ministerial Mandate Letters to its newly appointed cabinet and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the unprecedented decision to release the Ministerial Mandate Letters to the general public.  These publicly released letters has given the public a glimpse into what the Minister’s priorities […]

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The Acoustics of Noise: How Bass and Bleed Effect Live Music

Brad Ferguson, Freelance Production Manager / Sound Engineer

As more and more live events develop, we consistently find ourselves in different fields, parks, parking lots and with small venues cropping up (or being encircled) in residential areas, the challenge is ever there to do what we can to limit […]

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