The Toronto Music Industry Advisory Council proudly released for public consultation its draft Toronto Music Strategy. The draft report will, once official adopted by City Council, become Toronto’s first official Music Strategy for the years ahead.
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I’m on VIBE 105.5 FM, discussing business affairs, intellectual property, branding and monetization for the music industry.
TMAC, the Music Sector Development Officer and Municipal Licensing & Standards will be holding a public consultation for Toronto’s music industry regarding the City’s noise by-law review. This will be an opportunity for the music industry to voice their opinions on how noise by-laws are structured and enforced in the future.
The efficacy, sensibility and fairness of Toronto’s noise by-laws is crucial to building a ‘music city’. And, the Toronto Music Industry Advisory Council, along with the Music Office, is working to ensure that the music industry’s voice is being heard.
I am a big proponent of how YDS leverages a shared “commons” to create public-private partnerships between residents, businesses and the City; and, in turn, how these partnerships drive the formation of cultural capital and celebrate diversity.
I am very grateful and honoured to be elected as TMAC Co-Chair (alongside Co-Chair and City Councillor Michael Thompson), and I look forward to serving TMAC and the City in this capacity as we work together to define what music and culture means to Torontonians and our music industry.
On Tuesday June 2, 2015, I attended the Downtown-Yonge BIA unveiling of its Music Strategy for Yonge St. Highlights of the BIA’s strategy include a reclamation and showcase of historic signage and an app-guided walking tour for legendary music venues such as Friar’s and Le Coq D’Or. One of the most important aspects of the strategy is the proposal to bring music incubator programs to Downtown Yonge. In partnership with Coalition Music and the City’s Economic Development & Culture Division, an Artist Management Program is set to launch in November 2015.
I will be attending Salon West’s May salon for a conversation about arts, culture and John Tory’s Music Cities Plan. Toronto needs these types of conversations as the city continues to evolve – conversations about how arts & culture policies are shaping Toronto life.
Andreas Kalogiannides is named to the Grand Jury of the 2015 Toronto Independent Music Awards alongside Alan Cross! Now in its 11th season, the TIMAs have given away over $300,000 in custom prize packages. The TIMAs have been the platform for independent musicians to network, attain tools for success and be discovered for ten years!