OTTAWA, June 17, 2012 /CNW/ - In communities throughout this country,
talented artists are proving that our music scene is as rich and
diverse as Canada itself. More than 30,000 singers, songwriters and
composers call Canada home. Our music industry enriches our lives,
creates jobs and generates economic growth.
Thanks to Canadian creativity, our country has earned itself a special
place on the international scene. We rank as the third-largest exporter
of musical talent in the world, and we are the seventh-largest market
in the world for recorded music.
Our Government recognizes the importance of the music industry, and we
are proud to support our artists who help showcase our culture at home
Today, we are proud of talented Canadian musicians and performers being
honoured at this year's MuchMusic Video Awards.
On behalf of the Harper Government, I would like to commend all the
nominees and winners of this year's MuchMusic Video Awards.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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