The Next Big Bang: A New Direction for Music in Canada
In this report, Music Canada identifies programs and policies designed to stimulate the development of Canada’s commercial music sector – and to drive growth and job creation in the economy at large.
Music Education, Digital Innovation, Music Tourism, Export Expansion and Interconnected Tax Credits identified as critical areas for development
Download the full report here
Recording Industry in Numbers 2013
The IFPI's 2013 Recording Industry in Numbers report is now available, providing a comprehensive picture of key trends of today’s global music business.
The 2013 edition of Recording Industry in Numbers features recorded music sales for 2008-2012 by country, with in-depth statistics and analysis covering 49 markets worldwide, covering developments in physical, digital, performance rights and synchronization revenues.
, Available for purchase.
Investing in Music 2012
IFPI's 2012 Investing in Music report has been released, a comprehensive new report on the changing economics of the music business. Download the full report here
Accelerating Toronto's Music Industry Growth - Leveraging Best Practices from Austin, Texas
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 at NXNE. Learn more about what Toronto can learn from Austin Texas, and in fact, what the city can learn from their support of the film industry! There are strategies here for the municipal and provincial governments as well as the industry.
Accelerating Toronto's Music Industry Growth - Leveraging Best Practices from Austin, Texas.pdf
2012 Digital Music Report
A comprehensive overview of the global digital music sector.
The True Price of Peer to Peer File Sharing
This report examines data gathered by Industry Canada in support of decisions surrounding copyright reform. This new analysis concludes that reforms that deter peer to peer (P2P) downloading will lead to increased music sales and artist revenues and the preservation of jobs in the creative industries.
Canadian Intellectual Property Council (CIPC), March 2011
The True Price of Peer to Peer File Sharing.pdf
The Cultural Human Resources Council has a number of resources that could be helpful to those working in Canada's media fields:
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