In September of 2018 we were thrilled to launch Music Canada Cares, a new affiliated national non-profit organization to lead Music Canada’s corporate social responsibility efforts and highlight the extraordinary benefits of music to society. The first initiative managed by Music Canada Cares is The Three Rs Music Program.
“At Music Canada, we’re of the firm belief that Music Can Help. It helps build bridges between people and communities, helps people express and process emotions, and helps drive economic activity locally and nationally. I’m thrilled that with the support of our members, Warner Music Canada, Universal Music Canada, and Sony Music Canada, we’re able to launch Music Canada Cares. This new organization will allow us to focus on boosting the social and developmental benefits music delivers, beginning with a source of so much passion, skill, creativity and fun - music education.” – Graham Henderson, President and CEO of Music Canada.
Leading up to this year’s annual celebration of Canada’s brightest stars in music, Music Canada launched our #EveryStage campaign, aimed at highlighting the ways in which our advocacy supports Canadian artists at every stage of their career.
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On April 24, 2018, Music Canada’s Executive Vice President and Music Cities expert Amy Terrill appeared before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage as part of its study on Cultural Hubs and Cultural Districts in Canada. Her remarks pulled from Terrill’s extensive Music Cities research including the world-renowned Mastering of a Music City report.
“One of the most important components of a Music City is the availability of spaces and places – to rehearse, record, perform – It’s also likely the top issue identified in Canadian communities.” – Amy Terrill, Executive Vice President, Music Canada
In October of 2017, Music Canada President and CEO Graham Henderson attended the Provincial Arts Education Roundtable, hosted by the Ontario Ministry of Education and Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Henderson delivered opening remarks at the Roundtable on the need to protect arts education, which are available in full on our website.
“It sometimes feels today as though the liberal arts and the humanities are under siege. Right across the United States, Republican governors are rolling back support for state universities that offer liberal arts education. And we must be vigilant – because if it can happen there, it can happen here.” – Graham Henderson, President and CEO, Music Canada.
Representatives from Vancouver, Montreal, Denver, and Seattle discussed utilizing publicly-owned buildings to create partnerships and develop initiatives with their music communities during the final panel of the 2018 Music Cities Summit. Watch the full video below.