MONTRÉAL, Oct. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - I would like to applaud the performers,
songwriters, composers, entrepreneurs, and artisans of Quebec's vibrant
music industry who took part in the 35th Gala de l'ADISQ. Their talent and dedication enrich our lives and are
recognized and celebrated at home and around the world.
Our Government recognizes that the Canadian music industry contributes
to the vitality of our cultural life and is an important sector of our
economy. The music industry generates nearly $3 billion every year in
economic activity from sound recordings, concerts, commercial radio,
and performing rights. The Canada Music Fund (CMF) gives Canadians and
the rest of the world access to diverse Canadian musical choices. In an
average year, the CMF helps support about 400 album production projects
and 1000 marketing, touring, and showcasing initiatives.
On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada,
I commend the work of the Association québécoise de l'industrie du
disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo (ADISQ) and congratulate our
talented music artists and creators, whose achievements and dedication
are a source of pride for our communities.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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