– Canadian Music Publishers Association to rebrand as Music Publishers Canada, October 29.
– Programming evolves to reflect industry’s changing needs, including forging partnerships in television and film and developing relationships across borders.
(October 29, 2019) –
The Canadian Music Publishers Association, the trusted voice for music
publishers operating in Canada, announced today it will become Music Publishers Canada, effective October 29. The new
identity better reflects the heart of what music publishers do: create, promote, and protect. The rebrand includes a refreshed look,
social media channels and evolving programming.
new brand communicates our evolving identity as champions of the rights of
music publishers in Canada,” said Margaret
McGuffin, Executive Director of Music Publishers Canada. “These are exciting times. The
creation and distribution of music in Canada is undergoing rapid and
extraordinary change and the role of the music publisher has never been
more integral. It has grown into overseeing the creation, promotion and
protection of songs and the development of new markets. It encompasses
everything from songwriter development to copyright management.”
Music Publishers Canada’s transformation includes programming that reflects the industry’s evolving needs. Upcoming programs include:
- Meet the Music Supervisors, October 29, in Toronto, a roundtable B2B speed-dating event with US and Canadian music supervisors
that offers networking opportunities.
- Music and the Filmmaker: Partners in Storytelling, October 29, in association with TIFF, a panel discussion and reception for Canadian creative entrepreneurs looking to forge innovative opportunities through the pairing of music with film and television production. The discussion focuses on inspiring songwriting, filmmaking and storytelling, and offers insight into how music publishers, independent labels and filmmakers can be valuable collaborators. The award-winning panel includes:
- Sarah Slean, Moderator, Singer-Songwriter, Composer & Actor
- Jeff Barnaby, Director, Screenwriter & Composer (Blood Quantum; Rhymes for Young Ghouls)
- Daniel Roher, Director (Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band; Ghosts of our Forest)
- Joanne Sarazen, Screenwriter & Playwright (Tammy’s Always Dying)
- Rich Brisson, Sync / Licensing Manager, Cadence Music Group
- John Rowley, Composer, Music Supervisor for film, television and digital media
- Music Tech Summit, October
30, 2019, in Toronto, an annual event
that helps music publishers stay ahead of the curve by providing education
about emerging technologies and sharing information about the new ways that
music is used and consumed.
- Create UK for songwriters, November 26 to 29, 2019, in London,
England, is a song camp that connects Canadian and UK songwriters. Initiated in 2016, the camp fosters creative partnerships, collaboration
and song creation in new markets. Past markets have included Denmark, Germany
and the US.
- Create UK B2B for publishers, November 27 to 29, 2019,
offers export-ready Canadian companies an opportunity to network and gain
experience in international markets. In collaboration with the Canadian Embassy
in London, UK’s Music Publishers Association, programming includes meetings
with UK labels, publishers, music supervisors and industry organizations.
For more information about Music Publishers Canada programing,
go to musicpublisher.ca.
About Music Publishers Canada:
in 1949, Music Publishers Canada has
seen significant growth, change, and disruption within the music industry.
Publishers represent and invest in thousands of Canadian songs, songwriters and
composers who are heard daily on the radio, on streaming services, in video
games and in film, television and other
screen-based productions around the world.
an organization, Music Publishers Canada
has taken a leading role in:
out about the importance of modernizing Canada’s Copyright Act.
export initiatives that connect Canadian songwriters in international
territories at songwriting camps and link music publishers with key business
contacts in critical global markets through its CREATE series. To-date, successful CREATE missions have been held in markets like Berlin, Copenhagen,
Los Angeles, Calgary, and Austin and will be held in the UK in November.
innovative, one-of-a-kind mentorship opportunities for women-identifying
songwriters and producers through the Women
in the Studio program. This program offers highly curated networking,
skills development opportunities and experiences to a segment of the music
industry that is less likely to be offered these opportunities.
opportunities for music publishers to directly engage with technologies at the
frontier of how music is created and distributed in Canada at the annual Music Tech Summit.
opportunities for music publishers to engage with other creative industry
professionals, and broader critical connections with the screen-based
industries through partnerships with the Toronto
International Film Festival and the BANFF
World Media Festival.
Music Publishers Canada will continue to be a leading voice in ensuring that the value of the song, music publishing and copyright management is understood by the music industry, users of copyrights, governments and the general public.
more information or interviews, please contact:
Lisa Fiorilli, Manager, Communications & Government Relations,
Sirotich, Publicity Consultant, 647-466-1746, firstname.lastname@example.org