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Listening to the Canadian Music Industry

Minister Shelly Glover takes part in a roundtable to discuss the reality of music artists in Canada

WINNIPEG, March 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover met today with stakeholders from the Canadian music industry as they gathered in Winnipeg to celebrate the JUNO Awards. Various topics were explored at this roundtable, including the industry's future in the digital environment, the recording and live sectors, and the celebration of music.

Quick Facts

  • In the 2014 Budget, the Government of Canada renewed its ongoing financial support for Canadian music through the Canada Music Fund.
  • The Canada Music Fund has an annual budget of $24.61 million to support Canadian music.
  • The Canadian music industry generates nearly $3 billion annually in economic activity through sound recordings, live performance, commercial radio, and public performance rights.
  • Each year on average, the Canada Music Fund supports more than 400 album production projects and 1,100 marketing, tour, and music showcase projects.

Quotes

"I was pleased with the discussions I had today with key stakeholders from the music industry in Canada. JUNO Week provides an opportunity not only to celebrate the talent and achievements of our artists, but also to take time to discuss challenges they face and their opportunities for the future."
—Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

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