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Study of Live Music in Ontario Launched: Measuring Live Music – Stand Up and Be Counted!

Toronto, October 15, 2014: Music Canada is announcing the launch of a province-wide study of the live music industry entitled Measuring Live Music. This economic impact study will provide never-before-calculated data and information about the live music industry in Ontario that will: Identify strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats facing the live music community; Provide the […]

Boots and Hearts Music Festival announces move to Barrie area

The Boots and Hearts Music Festival has announced that their 2015 festival will move to a new home at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Ontario. The festival will take place August 6th – 9th, and Florida Georgia Line has already been announced as one of the headline performances. The move to Burl’s Creek will […]

What last night’s municipal election results mean for music sector development in Ontario

Last night, voters across Ontario went to the polls to vote in municipal elections, determining new leadership in Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, Brampton, London, Windsor, and more. In Toronto, residents elected John Tory to be the city’s 65th mayor. Music Canada has congratulated Mayor-Elect Tory, and we look forward to working with him and the newly […]

PHOTOS: Mo Kenney Stops By Music Canada

Earlier this week, Halifax, NS singer-songwriter Mo Kenney dropped by the Music Canada office for an intimate courtyard performance featuring songs off her latest album In My Dreams and a cover of “Five Years” by David Bowie by request. In My Dreams is Kenney’s sophomore release and was produced by Joel Plaskett, who also co-wrote some of the songs […]

Tariff 8 Q & A

On May 16, 2014, the Copyright Board of Canada issued its decision setting rates for Re:Sound’s Tariff 8 – Non-Interactive & Semi-Interactive Webcasts, 2009-2012.  Tariff 8 sets the royalty rates that music streaming services must pay to Re:Sound to play sound recordings.  Tariff 8 does not apply to the use of musical compositions, which are […]


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