The Unison Fund, the Canadian Live Music Association and Music Canada Invite Direct Financing from the Province of Ontario

The Unison Fund, the Canadian Live Music Association and Music Canada Invite Direct Financing from the Province of Ontario

March 12 th, 2021, Ottawa: The Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA), and Music Canada welcome assistance got from Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries with today’s statement of financing for the Unison Fund, Canada’s music market charity and the CLMA, in assistance of the more comprehensive music neighborhood.

$ 2M to the Unison Fund

Funding to Unison will offer much-needed emergency situation help to artists, developers, and market from regional neighborhoods throughout Ontario. Artists and the wider live music ecology have actually been deeply affected, and this important assistance to Unison comes at a time when it is frantically required.

” We truly thank Minister MacLeod and the Government of Ontario for their assistance and recognition of the Unison Fund and the vital and really essential function the company plays in offering vital help to susceptible members of our music neighborhood in times of crisis. In March 2020, Unison, started the biggest relief effort in our history and while we are no complete stranger to assisting individuals throughout hard times, really absolutely nothing has actually reached the scope of the last twelve months. The financial investment will go a long method towards straight supporting those in the Ontario music neighborhood with the best requirement, as the seriousness for support stays high,” stated Amanda Power, Executive Director, Unison Fund.

” As a service provider of both emergency situation assistance and 24/ 7 complimentary psychological health counselling for the whole music market, Unison has actually had and will continue to have an important function in making certain nobody in our neighborhood fails the fractures,” stated Miranda Mulholland, artist and chair of Music Canada’s Advisory Council

$500 k to the CLMA for Province-Wide Music Cities Framework Development

The CLMA has actually been working relentlessly considering that the start of the crisis to conserve cultural facilities and secure tasks, looking for methods for the market at big to not just recuperate from the destructive blow COVID has actually dealt, however to eventually return, larger and more powerful than ever. Numerous continue to deal with a shocking 92%typical income loss within the market, and 64%state they are at danger of long-term closure. Today’s statement produces the chance for the association to take extra action for, and on behalf of, live music’s cumulative future:

” It has actually been a year, and it isn’t over, something our Minister acknowledges. Minister MacLeod likewise comprehends that s upporting business of live music is necessary so our market can return to doing what they do finest: producing rapid financial, social and cultural effect for artists, neighborhoods and tourist. We were simply starting to harness the real power of live music when COVID struck,” stated Erin Benjamin, President & CEO of the CLMA “With this assistance we will have the ability to take all that we have actually discovered and continue to entrench the worth our members give cities, towns and areas throughout the province through the Music Cities lens.”

Music Canada’s ‘Music Cities’ structure will offer a tested design to assist support neighborhoods throughout the province much better utilize their own regional live music possessions. Developed with world-renowned research study that determines essential techniques big and little cities have actually utilized to grow their music economies, strategies will be executed to direct the advancement of regional policy and laws, and neighborhood support that concentrates on artists, locations and celebrations, the larger supply chain and tourist.

” A strong, healthy music market can produce varied advantages for a neighborhood consisting of financial development, task development, increased costs, higher tax earnings, and cultural health. Our Music Cities structure has actually assisted neighborhoods accomplish this success,” stated Patrick Rogers, CEO of Music Canada “Recent research study carried out by Music Canada reveals that Canadians see live music places as financial and cultural lifelines within their neighborhoods, and they comprehend that the pandemic will have extreme effect on the long-lasting practicality of the live music sector which impacts Canadian culture in the long run. This statement of assistance from the provincial federal government is prompt, and essential assistance.”

Aimed at bridging the space to bring the live music sector out of the pandemic, CLMA and Music Canada will look for to check out and suggest efforts for towns and cities throughout the province along a number of classifications. These consist of:

  • Advancing policies that support music and artists,
  • Expanding music workplaces and music Advisory Boards throughout the province,
  • Developing efforts that engage a wider neighborhood,
  • Furthering programs that offer access to music areas,
  • Developing audience retention techniques for when it is safe to go back to places, celebrations and music areas,
  • Nurturing and leveraging tactical relationships with the tourist, service and other essential sectors to line up and advance reconstruct and healing efforts.

” As our experience in London has actually shown, music can bring huge worth to the financial and social material of a neighborhood. The Ontario Government’s monetary dedication to live music will produce chances for artists, revitalize locations, pleasure audiences and will enable all of us to restore live,” stated Cory Crossman, Music Industry Development Officer, London Music Office

Additionally, the CLMA and Music Canada will deal with a variety of companies within the music neighborhood to make sure that our shared dedications to equity, variety and addition stay at the leading edge.

For more details on the statement from Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries please click on this link


About Unison Benevolent Fund

Unison Fund, Canada’s music market charity, offers counselling and emergency situation relief services to the Canadian music neighborhood in times of challenge or problems. For over a years, Unison has actually been dedicated to assisting manufacturers, engineers, singers/songwriters, artists, production teams, and thousands more through our monetary help and counselling and health options programs. To learn more, please go to: If you can, PLEASE make a contribution by checking out or text the word ‘UNISON’ to 45678 and follow the triggers to contribute $10, $20, or $25 Every contribution counts. Every contribution assists. Let’s keep Canadian music and home entertainment ALIVE.

About The Canadian Live Music Association

The Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA) is the voice of Canada’s live music market. Developed in reaction to a determined requirement in the live music market, the CLMA represents locations, clubs, show promoters, celebrations, skill companies, arenas, carrying out arts centres, market associations and networks, along with providers to the sector. Its objective is to entrench the financial, social and cultural worth of live music– developing the conditions for performances to prosper, from coast to coast to coast.

About Music Canada

Music Canada is a non-profit trade company that represents the significant record business in Canada: Sony Music Entertainment Canada, Universal Music Canada and Warner Music Canada. Music Canada likewise deals with a few of the leading independent record labels and suppliers, tape-recording studios, live music places, performance promoters, supervisors and artists in the promo and advancement of the music cluster.


Charlotte Thompson, Red Umbrella P.R.

Unison Fund

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Erin Benjamin

Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA)

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(613) 769-5559

Erica Meekes, Music Canada

[email protected]/ (416) 462-1485