On Saturday, December 3, the Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs) were held at Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto, ON, with awards going to artists including Donovan Woods, Hillsburn, Jadea Kelly, Sultans of String and The East Pointers.
The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce recommends an in-depth review of the Copyright Board to take place during next year's Copyright Act review, according to a new report issued by the Committee on Thursday, December 1, 2016.
A growing list of approximately 1,100 musicians, songwriters composers and other members of the creative class have signed a joint letter to Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, asking that creators be put at the heart of forthcoming Canadian media sector laws, regulations and related cultural policies.
CIMA has released a report conducted by Nordicity that provides a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the exporting strategies, challenges and opportunities that independent music companies engage when promoting Canadian artists around the world.
On November 25, 2016, CIMA made a formal submission to the Canadian Heritage 'Digital World' policy consultation, outlining measures that can be taken to update Canada’s cultural policies and make them more compatible with the needs of a digital world.
Tickets are now on sale for the Unison Holiday Schmoozefest – Monday, December 12 – with special guest DJ Brendan Canning. Network with top music professionals at TO's Spice Route Bistro+Bar (no potluck or Secret Santa items required).
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