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Music Canada


 Music Canada


We are a passionate advocate for music and those who create it.

Music is one of the most visible and highly recognized expressions of the Canadian experience. Therefore, we believe that it is important to promote and protect the value of music and its production.

Music Canada represents Canada’s major record labels:  Sony Music Entertainment Canada, Universal Music Canada and Warner Music Canada. We advocate for a healthy and vibrant Canadian music ecosystem, which includes labels, performing artists, publishers, songwriters, managers and others.

Music Canada’s members are engaged in all aspects of the recording industry, including the manufacture, production, promotion and distribution of music. Music Canada member companies actively develop and nurture Canadian talent throughout the world.

Music Canada also works closely with recording studios, live music venues, concert promoters and managers in the promotion and development of the music cluster.

Music Canada has established strategic partnerships with the following:

How we promote and protect music

Music Canada:

  • administers the gold/platinum awards program for best selling recordings in Canada;
  • gathers and shares technical, statistical and other information about Canada’s music community;
  • seeks to develop a greater understanding of Canada’s recording industry among key stakeholders and the general public;
  • represents Canada’s recording industry to government and public agencies on legislative and regulatory matters;
  • works with other industry organizations to help curtail piracy and counterfeiting, and to build a legitimate music
    market in Canada;
  • promotes the growth and development of legal digital music services in Canada;
  • develops and promotes high ethical standards in the creation, manufacture and marketing of sound recordings ;
  • represents the Canadian recording industry to its international counterparts as a member of the International Federation
    of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI);
  • participates in charity events and educational projects on behalf of the industry;
  • participates in industry-wide initiatives to promote music; and,
  • works with organizations representing music publishers, musicians, artists, retailers of music and musical instruments,
    and broadcasters as well as like minded organizations in film, television, digital gaming, book publishing and business
    on issues of common interest.

To learn more or to apply for membership, contact Quentin Burgess.

Board of Directors

Jennifer M. Sloan

Kristen Burke

Shane Carter

Farah Mohamed

Jeffrey Remedios

Advisory Council

Nicole Auger

Heather Bambrick

Josh Colle

Nick Davis

Kiki Jaspal

ShoShona Kish

Jeff Lupker

Amanda Martinez

Miranda Mulholland

Jaspreet Sandhu

Eon Sinclair

Charlie Wall-Andrews

Rebecca Windjack