OTTAWA, March 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada abounds with musical talent. Canadians know it and so do music lovers around the world. Our country is home to more than 30,000 composers and songwriters. Our music industry creates jobs, generates economic growth across Canada and enriches our lives.
Canadian Music Week provides members of our music industry with an opportunity to celebrate its achievements. It is also an occasion to highlight some of our most popular, creative and innovative artists and music-industry professionals.
Our Government recognizes the importance of the music industry in Canada, and we are pleased to support our artists and contribute to the strength of this industry through programs like the Canada Music Fund. We are proud of our artists who help shape and showcase our culture at home and abroad.
On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to thank the organizers of Canadian Music Week and all those who ensure its success for promoting Canada on the world stage by holding this event in the world-class city of Toronto.
For further information:
Sébastien Gariépy Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages