Developed by the Canadian Live Music Association with input from members and industry experts, the Canadian Live Music Association’s smart practices give insights into general practices that live music companies can apply to facets of their business.

“Live music is an industry that demands so much of everyone involved – making every night a creative, operational, and financial success means there are many plates to keep spinning! A simple change or a new idea can go a long way toward making operations run more smoothly. As part of the Canadian Live Music Association’s research and information mandate, I’m doing research to provide members with the most up-to-date practices in noise mitigation and other areas. We’re seeking out the best ideas worldwide and putting them in the Canadian context. A rising tide lifts all boats, and the better-performing each of our members is, the stronger the Canadian live music industry will be overall,” said Canadian Live Music Association best practices researcher, Ian Swain.

Please note, these guides are for Canadian Live Music Association members only and are password protected. If you are a member and are having trouble access, or if you would like to inquire about membership, please contact us today. 

Smart Practices: Insurance Basics

Smart Practices: Making Sponsorship & Partnerships Work

Smart Practices: Soundproofing and Noise Mitigation for Music Presenters