The Coalition for Music Education, Music Canada and MusiCounts believe in the importance of music education for all young people in schools. We are joining our voices together to urge the Vancouver School Board (VSB) to withdraw the proposal to cut elementary band and strings programs. Don’t take instruments out of the hands of children. Keep providing a comprehensive education that includes quality music instruction for all students, taught by individuals with a background and training in music. Music is not an expendable area of study. We strongly disagree with any reduction to music in schools and ask - what is the VSB’s vision and plan to maintain quality music programs in VSB schools for all students?
“Canadian artists and bands create music that both shapes and reflects our cultural identity. As their music finds success in international markets, they act as de facto ambassadors of Canadian culture. What’s more, the economic benefits of their work touch communities across Canada through the recording process, the marketing and distribution of their music, and their live performances,” says Graham Henderson, President of Music Canada. “At Music Canada we are proud to work alongside talented artists like those nominated for the Album of the Year Award, as well as their partners at the labels and in the live music industry to further develop the music sector.”
The closure of isoHunt’s worldwide operations announced today is a landmark victory for the creative community in Canada and around the globe. The members of Music Canada had united with other music companies in an amended pleading in the Canadian action against isoHunt Web Technologies Inc. and its owner Gary Fung. As one of the largest unauthorized BitTorrent sites in the world, isoHunt has been profiting from the work of creators by enabling millions of infringing acts and making a vast variety of unlicensed music, film and other creative content available for instant download. We welcome its closure.
On behalf of the members and partners of Music Canada, I wish to express our deep concern regarding the uncertain future for the iconic sign from Sam the Record Man:
The Coalition for Music Education, Music Canada and MusiCounts believe in the importance of music
education for all young people in schools. We are joining our voices together to urge the Toronto District
School Board (TDSB) to keep providing a comprehensive education that includes quality music
instruction for all students, taught by individuals with a background and training in music. We strongly
disagree with any reduction to music in schools and ask - what is the TDSB’s vision and plan to maintain
quality music programs in TDSB schools for all students?
A campaign to position Toronto as one of the greatest music cities in the world will be launched at NXNE just one year after the concept was first discussed at the event. A study comparing Toronto to Austin Texas was released at NXNE by Music Canada in 2012 recommending, among other things, an industry-led initiative to brand the city’s music scene.
Music Canada commends the Government of Ontario for its commitment to accelerate the growth of the music industry with the creation of the Ontario Music Fund. Quotes from Graham Henderson and other leaders in Ontario's music community.
Report Identifies New Directions to Drive Growth and Job Creation in the Economy at Large and Canada’s Commercial Music Business in Particular
Music Education, Digital Innovation, Music Tourism, Export Expansion and Interconnected Tax Credits identified as critical areas for development
Music Canada President, Graham Henderson, will release a report presenting five key directions for the Canadian music industry during the State of the Industry address at Canadian Music Week on Thursday, March 21, 2013.
“Canadian bands and artists continue to demonstrate the depth and diversity of talent in this country, as they attract audiences here at home and around the world, forming one of Canada's greatest exports," says Graham Henderson, President of Music Canada. “At Music Canada we are fortunate to work alongside amazing artists like those nominated for this year’s Album of the Year Award, in an effort to promote and protect Canada’s vibrant music community, which not only makes an unparalleled cultural and social contribution but is also an economic powerhouse for Canada."
On behalf of our members and partners, Music Canada wishes to congratulate Mayor Rob Ford and the Members of City Council for their commitment to increase funding to the broad spectrum of arts in Toronto, including the city’s diverse and authentic music cluster.
Music Canada congratulates Mayor Rob Ford and the Executive Committee Members for their forward-thinking decision to approve a multi-year funding strategy which will increase the per capita funding of arts and culture; prioritize key initiatives including support for Toronto’s music cluster; and implement the Creative Capital Gains Report.
An historic agreement has been reached between Re:Sound Music Licensing Company and SoundExchange to ensure that Canadian rights holders receive royalties from US uses of their work licensed by SoundExchange. The agreement covers all Canadian rights holders signed to AVLA, ACTRA, Artisti, MROC, and SOPROQ.
As the Team Toronto Business Mission to Chicago concluded, Music Canada praised Mayor Rob Ford for leading this important mission to help improve relations and foster opportunities between the two cities.
Music Canada is pleased to sponsor the Record Company of the Year Award at the 30th Annual Canadian Country Music Association Industry Awards.
With the Royal Assent of Bill C-11, The Copyright Modernization Act, Canada joins a long list of countries that recognize the importance of protecting intellectual property in the digital environment.
Toronto is one of the greatest music cities in the world and yet it could be doing much more to maximize the economic benefits of the music cluster. That is the finding of a report commissioned by Music Canada and released today at NXNE Interactive (NXNEi).
The Canadian Recording Industry makes a significant contribution to Canada’s economy with a vast majority of the activity taking place in Ontario, according to a new report by PwC for Music Canada.
Music Canada issues a statement on the negotiations on a trade agreement between Canada and the EU.
Music Canada is pleased to see 2nd reading on Bill C-11, The Copyright Modernization Act, drawing to a close so that the Bill can proceed to a Legislative Committee for review.