TORONTO, 20 September 2012 /CNW/ – 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.

“Mayor Ford and his colleagues have brought together a talented and dynamic delegation of business and civic leaders who will help to foster the next generation of investments between Toronto and Chicago,” said Graham Henderson, President of Music Canada. “We are keenly aware of the unique challenges facing Toronto businesses and, on behalf of our members who employ hundreds of Torontonians, we are grateful for the opportunity to help protect jobs and foster economic growth in our city.”

Toronto is home to one of the largest and most vibrant music clusters in the world including major and independent music companies, talented artists and musicians from every genre, world-class recording studios and some of the greatest live music venues. From iconic spots like the Horseshoe Tavern to hugely successful Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto is host to live music every day of the week. And two of Toronto’s studios were listed among the top ten recording spaces in the world in 2011 by Mix Magazine. Music Canada’s Vice President Public Affairs participated in the mission.

“Now more than ever, in light of worldwide economic challenges, we need a focus on creating jobs and fostering economic development in Toronto,” said Henderson. “We are proud to have been part of the Mayor’s mission to Chicago and look forward to finding new opportunities to grow Toronto’s economy and keep our city moving in the right direction.”

Music Canada is a non-profit trade organization that represents the major music companies in Canada, namely EMI Music Canada, Sony Music Entertainment Canada, Universal Music Canada and Warner Music Canada. Its members are engaged in all aspects of the recording industry, including the manufacture, production, promotion and distribution of music.

For further information:
Amy Terrill – Vice President Public Affairs, Music Canada
[email protected] 647-963-6044