Music Piracy Statistics

Music Piracy During Covid-19

Music Piracy has resurfaced as a conversation during the covid-19 pandemic due to the financial struggles of Musicians and their audience.  “Unfortunately, this is a conversation that will never go away. Pandemic or not, people will still pirate music and we will have to keep working on ways around it,” explains Angeles Joselito.  Joselito owns and operates Apollo Entertainment Company, playing for live events such … Continue reading Music Piracy During Covid-19

Orchestras During Covid-19

Orchestral music may have gotten its start around the renaissance in the 17th century, but it hasn’t lost its relevancy as a music genre. Current research from the Canadian Council of the arts, and Orchestra Canada shows an increase in revenue and attendance for orchestra performances between 2018 and 2019. However, that’s increase has ended with the rest of the music industry since the start of Covid-19. Continue reading Orchestras During Covid-19

Musicians During Covid-19; Interview with Cody Blakely

Cody Blakely is a local musician and recording engineer, who has seen the impacts of the pandemic firsthand. As a global pandemic, there are several impacts. From finances to career impact, there’s a lot of aspects that have been altered by COVID-19 and the resulting lockdowns. The conversation about the impact of Covid-19 and it’s context and impact in terms of musicians has been a rather hot topic of conversation. Those in … Continue reading Musicians During Covid-19; Interview with Cody Blakely

Covid-19’s Impact on Canada’s Live Music

As the coronavirus situation has unfolded in Canada, Canadians see the impacts that it’s had on the music industry. There have been many impacts on Canada’s music industry directly and indirectly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This impact is specifically seen in live music performances with the guidelines limiting live music being lessened in the past weeks.
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Financial Supports for Canadian Musicians during Covid-19

The music industry is being hit hard during the pandemic. As musicians rely on live performances for a great deal of their income, isolation and social distancing makes it very difficult to stay afloat at times.

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There are several avenues for financial aid for musicians during the pandemic. Below is an incomplete list of financial aid for Canadian musicians. Continue reading Financial Supports for Canadian Musicians during Covid-19