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.
Here are the top 5 things to consider when hiring an artist manager.
I’m on VIBE 105.5 FM, discussing business affairs, intellectual property, branding and monetization for the music industry.
Starting a business in any creative field – whether as a creator, producer or one of the many ancillary supporting roles, e.g. lawyer, accountant, music engineer – must be a full-time, revenue-focused endeavour. Like any new business venture, there is little chance of success unless you and your team are prepared financially, mentally and emotionally for the road ahead. Business advisory and legal services are crucial in setting off on the right foot.
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!
Sony Music just pulled down of its most popular recordings from SoundCloud – recordings from Hozier, Adele, MS MR (love them) and Passion Pit – due to a breakdown in licensing negotiations. The reason? Generally, a lack of monetization opportunities on the service. This breakdown in negotiations reveals an intriguing tension between the idea that SoundCloud is a “creator-driven” service but has now become a major global streaming service and distribution platform.
CMW! It’s that time of year again where the wonderful people in the Canadian music industry gather in Toronto to discuss and celebrate the coolest in Canadian film, music, and digital media.
What could be better than that? Well, the day parties, of course…
Grooveshark is dead in the water. This week, the music streaming service shut down in an attempt to settle a near $17 billion lawsuit (since reduced to a reported $736 million in damages) with a coalition of the major music labels. Here is how we got to this point.
On Saturday, April 25th, the City of Toronto held its first Music City Town Hall, hosted by Wavelength and held by the good folks at The Garrison. More than 200 people came out to hear Mike Tanner, Music Sector Development Officer, City of Toronto, discuss how Toronto is going to transform itself into a “music city”. But what does a “music city” mean? And can Toronto get there?
On Tuesday, the Conservative Government of Canada revealed in its 500-page budget that it intends to update the Copyright Act in order to extend the term of copyright protection for sound recordings and performer’s performances from 50 to 70 years.