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Citigroup Report Reveals Musicians Receive 12% of Industry Revenue in U.S.

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Screen Shot 2018-08-08 at 12.23.25 PMA new report from American investment bank Citigroup says that $43-billion was generated from music in the U.S. last year and, of that, musicians received about $5 billion (or 12 per cent) while record labels and digital services received the biggest shares as streaming becomes the backbone of the industry. The good news is that musicians’ percentage is up from just seven per cent in 2000.

“Artists’ share of music revenues is small. In 2017, artists captured just 12% of music revenue with most of the value leakage driven by the costs of running a myriad of distribution platforms — AM/FM radio, satellite radio, Internet distributors — augmented by the costs (and profits) of the record labels,” the report states.

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Trebas Institute Receives Two Awards from Career Colleges Ontario Association

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
(L-R) Rick Levine, Kal Szegvary, David P. Leonard (Trebas Pres./CEO) & Joshua Georgiades.

(L-R) Rick Levine, Kal Szegvary, David P. Leonard (Trebas Pres./CEO) & Joshua Georgiades.

At the Awards Dinner at the recent Annual Conference of the CCO (Career Colleges Ontario), Trebas Institute was honoured with two awards: “Instructor of the Year for Excellence in Teaching” and “Outstanding  Graduate in Applied Arts.” The CCO association represents several hundred career colleges in a multitude of fields, serving approximately 60,000 students annually throughout Ontario, and employing several thousand instructors.

“It’s a great honour to be selected for these prestigious awards among the many other outstanding students and instructors in other career colleges,” says David Leonard, president and CEO of Trebas Institute, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The school trains students for careers in the audio, music production, entertainment management, event management, and film & television production fields.

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The Intensive Phoenix Music Business Development Program is Now Open to Applicants Across Canada

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Phoenix classAfter a successful launch in British Columbia in 2017, the Phoenix intensive music industry business program is now open to applicants from across Canada. Mid-career music managers, label owners, and senior music business executives are encouraged to apply.

To read Canadian Musician‘s two-part look at the Phoenix programs and what participants learned, CLICK HERE

The Phoenix program is an intensive professional development course for owners or senior management working in the Canadian music business, who want to grow their operations locally and internationally. Participants will focus on developing tools to analyze the viability and growth of their business, skills to create a detailed business plan, and business and financial modelling. The program will be presented by Music Nova Scotia, and is funded by FACTOR and the Government of Canada.

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CMRRA Responds to the SOCAN/SODRAC Merger

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
CMRRA Pres. Caroline Rioux

CMRRA Pres. Caroline Rioux

Following yesterday’s news that performing rights organization SOCAN has acquired Montreal-based reproduction rights organization SODRAC. Until this merger, the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) was the dominant players in the reproduction rights field in Canada. The SOCAN-SODRAC merger can potentially transform the music rights regime in Canada. Now the CMRRA has issued the following statement in response.

Statement from the CMRRA: 

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SOCAN Completes Acquisition of SODRAC, Now Managing Both Performing & Reproduction Rights in Canada

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste

SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste

SOCAN’s acquisition of SODRAC has closed, both organizations announced today. This deal enables SOCAN to offer an integrated approach to the management of both performing rights and reproduction rights of songwriters, composers, and music publishers.

The combination of SOCAN (the Society of Composers, Authors & Music Publishers of Canada) and SODRAC (the Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers & Publishers in Canada) is a significant development for music rights in Canada, and broadens the choices available, notably for music publishers and self published writers for the licensing of the reproduction right, according to SOCAN.

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Honey Jam 2018 Finalists Announced

Monday, July 30th, 2018

honey jam smallHoney Jam has announced the 13 artists who will be performing at its annual concert, which is taking place at the Mod Club in Toronto on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. For 23 years, Honey Jam has fostered the development of up-and-coming female artists, resulting in successful alumni such as Nelly Furtado, Melanie Fiona, and Jully Black.

All 2018 artists will receive the following:

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Nova Scotia Music Week to Host First Nocturnal Cities Forum

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

unnamedNova Scotia Music Week will host the first Nocturnal Cities Forum produced in partnership with international music agency Sound Diplomacy on Saturday, Nov. 3rd, in Truro, NS.

The Nocturnal Cities Forum will explore the relationship between city planning, strategy, development and the night time economy with the top minds from municipalities, regions, academics, consultancies and the music and creative industries in attendance to discuss, debate and introduce new thinking, action and structure to develop more vibrant, night time economies in Canada and around the world.

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Chad Brownlee, Jason McCoy, Terri Clark & More Added to CCMA Legends Tribute Show

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

CCMA LegendsThe Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) hs announced the second round of performers for the CCMA Legends Show: A Tribute to Yesterday & Today. The show features award-winning country musicians paying tribute to some of Canada’s most admirable country artists. Hosted by Beverley Mahood, attendees will enjoy performances by Hall of Fame inductees who have made a mark on the Canadian country music scene alongside rising and current hit-makers.

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Canadian Entertainment Charity Golf Classic Raises $200,000 for the Music Community

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

unison golfThe Canadian Entertainment Charity (CEC) Golf Classic returned to Toronto last month and saw nationwide growth in the launch of two new golf tournaments, garnering support from the entertainment industries in Vancouver and Montreal. The CEC Golf Classic brings members of the Canadian music community together in support of Unison Benevolent Fund in its mission to provide emergency relief benefits and counselling to the music industry. The tournaments raised a total of $200,000 which will go towards ensuring Unison remains a reliable resource for members of the music community when they are seeking help.  (more…)

Leonard Cohen & Andy Kim Among 2018 Canada’s Walk of Fame Inductees

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

header_Press-Release-ImageCanada’s Walk of Fame announced its 2018 Inductees today. The Inductees represent the organization’s five pillars of recognition: Sports and Athletics, Philanthropy and Humanities, Arts and Entertainment, Business and Entrepreneurship, and Science and Technology. Inductions will be held at the Canada’s Walk of Fame Awards show at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto on December 1, 2018, followed by a 20th Anniversary Gala celebration to be held at the Fairmont Royal York. The show will be broadcast in December on CTV. Among the inductees is the late songwriting legend Leonard Cohen, as well as “Sugar Sugar” singer-songwriter Andy Kim.

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