Ontario Music Fund 2016-17: Key Dates

The Ontario Music Fund (OMF), administered by the Ontario Music Office, is aimed at strengthening and stimulating growth in Ontario’s music companies and supporting this growing sector. The fund is designed to drive activity and investment and to support Ontario’s music companies and organizations in expanding their economic […]

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How Festivals Shape Cities

From Coachella, Glastonbury, and Stagecoach to Governors Ball, Lollapalooza, and Ultra, music festivals clearly play a role in the economies of cities. They bring in huge numbers of tourists and revenue, attract large audiences, create significant platforms for musicians, and help to build city brands.

Jonathan R. Wynn—a sociologist […]

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Music Canada Live’s Concerns Over Canadian Dollar

FYI Music News has published Music Canada Live’s concerns over the Canadian Dollar exchange.

“While Canadians are poised to enjoy a great summer of music from some very big names as concerts and festivals are being announced, this flurry of activity shouldn’t be seen as an indication that all […]

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Music Canada Appoints Amy Terrill as Executive Vice President

TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2016: Music Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Terrill as Executive Vice President. Terrill, who joined Music Canada in August 2010, has been promoted to the new position from her previous role as the organization’s Vice President Public Affairs. Music Canada is […]

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Steve Waxman named Vice President of Warner Music Canada

“From getting his foot in the door at Billy Idol’s management company in New York in 1982 to becoming the head of Publicity & Radio Promotion at Attic Records before joining Warner, Steve has been in the industry for more than 30 years,” Kane said, according to FYI Music News. “His […]

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Update: Collaborative Marketing Initiative

The Collaborative Marketing Initiative initiated by the Ontario Live Music Working Group, in partnership with Music Canada Live has continued work on the pilot project, the goal of which is to promote the province of Ontario as a live music destination to key/specific  markets outside of Ontario.

After receiving multiple submissions from summer music festivals and series, we […]

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Toronto Music Advisory Council releases Music Strategy and survey

The Toronto Music Advisory Council (TMAC), in collaboration with the City of Toronto, has released a draft of a Toronto Music Strategy for public consultation. When complete, the strategy will help guide the growth and development of Toronto’s music sector going forward.

The Toronto Music Strategy identifies six major strategic areas for focus […]

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