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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MUSIC CANADA Releases “Live Music Measures Up: An Economic Impact Analysis of Live Music in Ontario”

Music Canada has released “Live Music Measure’s Up: An Economic Impact Analysis of Live Music in Ontario” today at a special launch held in Toronto.

“What we have now,” said Music Canada Live Board Chair Jesse Kumagai, “owing incredible thanks to Music Canada for their initiative, is a snapshot that confirms what we’ve all suspected for years – […]

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UnisonFund Holiday Schmoozefest Music Industry Party

The Unison Holiday Social is a chance to celebrate the season (and network!) with notable Canadian music professionals and artists at Toronto’s Spice Route Bistro+Bar.

A $25 ticket goes to support Unison’s programs.

About Unison:  Unison Benevolent Fund is a non-profit, registered charity that provides counselling and emergency relief services to […]

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