MONTREAL, July 20, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - At an extraordinary summer session on July 17, 2012, the Board of
Directors of Fondation MUSICACTION unanimously endorsed the concerns of
Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore about the nature of musical
productions that can receive subsidies. At the same time, the members
of the Board received confirmation from the managers of MUSICACTION
that the video L'Attente by artist Manu Militari did not at any time or in any way receive
financial assistance from the organization. It was never even
considered for assistance as it was never submitted to MUSICACTION.
Section 5.3 of the Contribution Agreement between MUSICACTION and
Canadian Heritage is very clear about the projects eligible for
financial support in the "New Musical Works" category: the projects
must not contain any elements of gratuitous or serious violence or
sexual exploitation and must not be obscene, indecent or pornographic
within the meaning of the Criminal Code, or hateful, libellous or in
any other way unlawful.
MUSICACTION will soon contact the members of the music industry it does
business with to remind them of the conditions governing the financial
support they receive and the consequences of failing to uphold the
The Board would also like to point out that new musical works that
receive financial assistance are approved before final production
through a rigorous and proven process. This approach allows MUSICACTION
to encourage the development of music and play an important role in
Canada's artistic landscape.
MUSICACTION will not issue any further statements.
Fondation MUSICACTION, a not-for-profit organization, was created in
1985 on the initiative of private radio broadcasters and recording and
performance industry professionals. Its primary mission is to support
the development of French-language music in Canada by offering
financial support to independent record labels and Canadian artists.
MUSICACTION provides stakeholders in the music industry with an array
of tools that share the common goal of fostering the growth and
circulation of truly Canadian musical creation. Through contribution
agreements with Canadian Heritage, MUSICACTION administers the
Francophone portion of two parts of the Canada Music Fund: New Musical
Works and Collective Initiatives. MUSICACTIONS' support of these two
areas is enhanced by contributions from private radio broadcasters.
Since 2002, MUSICACTION has also managed the Fonds RadioStar, a fund
that is 100% funded by private radio broadcasters to promote and market
Francophone music from Canada.
For further information:
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