Minister Shelly Glover takes part in a roundtable to discuss the reality
of music artists in Canada
WINNIPEG, March 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Minister of Canadian Heritage and
Official Languages Shelly Glover met today with stakeholders from the
Canadian music industry as they gathered in Winnipeg to celebrate the
JUNO Awards. Various topics were explored at this roundtable, including
the industry's future in the digital environment, the recording and
live sectors, and the celebration of music.
In the 2014 Budget, the Government of Canada renewed its ongoing
financial support for Canadian music through the Canada Music Fund.
The Canada Music Fund has an annual budget of $24.61 million to support
The Canadian music industry generates nearly $3 billion annually in
economic activity through sound recordings, live performance,
commercial radio, and public performance rights.
Each year on average, the Canada Music Fund supports more than 400 album
production projects and 1,100 marketing, tour, and music showcase
"I was pleased with the discussions I had today with key stakeholders
from the music industry in Canada. JUNO Week provides an opportunity
not only to celebrate the talent and achievements of our artists, but
also to take time to discuss challenges they face and their
opportunities for the future."
—Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
Canada Music Fund
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