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CONNECT Music Licensing and Music Canada launch Industry Insider Webinar Series, supported by Ontario Creates

June 30, 2021

CONNECT Music Licensing and Music Canada are pleased to announce the Industry Insider Webinar Series, a new, free series that aims to develop artists’ business and entrepreneurship skills with insights from subject-matter experts. In three webinars, attendees will have the opportunity to engage with experts in real-time while learning about the business of music and...

CONNECT Music Licensing launches new website, with streamlined information to support both members and licensees

June 15, 2021

CONNECT Music Licensing (CONNECT) has unveiled their new website connectmusic.ca, which includes new features and resources, and is designed to be easier to navigate and provide clear information for members and licensees. The updated design delineates between music users (those who use music commercially or as part of their business) and music makers (such as...

Apply Now: Businesses: Get help with COVID-19 costs

January 22, 2021

The Ontario government is supporting businesses that are required to shut down or significantly restrict services due to provincial public health measures. Businesses can apply for the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant and the property tax and energy cost rebates to help offset their costs. Applications for the Ontario Small Business Support Grant opened...

Music Canada Launches New Artist Focused Survey

January 21, 2021

Music Canada has partnered with Abacus Data to get a renewed understanding of how artists’ perspectives continue to be impacted, ten months into the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey will hear directly from artists on the financial implications they are experiencing, how the pandemic is impacting their ability to create music, and how they are building...

Canadian musicians, please take the time to fill out this survey.

June 1, 2020

Music Canada has partnered with Abacus Data to get artists’ perspectives on returning to work during the COVID-19 recovery phase. We believe that it is important for governments and the industry as a whole to understand how you feel about returning to venues and festivals while COVID-19 remains a health concern. Data from this study...

Blackout Tuesday

June 1, 2020

On Tuesday, June 2nd, CONNECT Music Licensing will join our industry colleagues in recognizing “Blackout Tuesday.” In solidarity with the Black community, we will use this day for contemplation, reflection, and opportunities for social activism. We agree that more needs to be done to address racial inequality both in the justice system and day-to-day life.

Music Canada COVID-19 Resource Page For Artists and Members of the Music Industry

April 8, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented impact on the music community. As a passionate advocate for music and those who create it, Music Canada has been in contact with all levels of government regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the music community and created a resource page to support artists and other industry members...

Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI) opens online registration for 2020 Artist Entrepreneur and Artist Manager programs in Toronto

November 13, 2019

CMI has opened 2020 online registration for their core professional development programs: Artist Entrepreneur (Mar & Aug) and Artist Manager (Oct) in Toronto. Both programs help emerging artists and artist managers across all genres build their businesses and careers through customized mentorship and professional development. Artists and managers work hands-on with CMI and their expert...

CONNECT Music Licensing welcomes Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage’s ‘Shifting Paradigms’ report

July 2, 2019

CONNECT Music Licensing is pleased to see the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage has recognized the need to address the growing Value Gap in Canada’s cultural industries in its Shifting Paradigms report. On behalf of CONNECT’s more than 2,700 rights holders of sound recordings in Canada, Catherine Jones, Executive Director of CONNECT testified before the...

Coalition of Canadian music organizations sign Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct, announce training & education resources will be available through Unison Benevolent Fund

March 17, 2019

We’re proud to join our allies in the music community in signing the Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct. On Saturday, March 16 at the Allies in Action event hosted by CARAS, it was announced that 42 music community groups had signed on to the Code, acknowledging their responsibility to build safe, respectful workplaces, and...

Important Member Notice: Repertoire Submission Deadlines for Public Performance Royalties

January 1, 2019

This message is to inform members of CONNECT Music Licensing that Re:Sound has published a distribution schedule that includes very important deadlines determining whether your recordings can receive public performance royalties for particular tariff years. If you do not register your repertoire by the submission deadlines listed below, that repertoire will not be eligible to...

We’re making things simpler for our Members

June 27, 2018

At CONNECT, we’re always working to make licensing and royalties simpler for our Members. Last spring, we completed a data efficiency project with our partners at Re:Sound that resulted in a 28% decrease in administration costs, making $1.2 million in additional royalties available for CONNECT members. Now, to make things even easier, we’re encouraging our...