INCONCERT helps to sustain hard hit music industry
December 14, 2020
February 28, 2021
Canada gets a new performance series livestreamed from stages across the country.
Canada’s live music community has received an early holiday gift thanks to the generosity of Ottawa-based supply chain software company, Kinaxis. On December 14, the Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA) and Kinaxis announced Kinaxis InConcert, a new performance series that will feature up to 30 concerts live streamed from stages across Canada. The concert series will be funded via a $250,000 sponsorship from Kinaxis and facilitated through an application process available to all professional live music venues.
Canada’s live music industry is facing seismic threats to its sustainability. Venues are closing their doors at an alarming rate leaving countless Canadians who benefit culturally and financially from this sector in a precarious situation. According to a recent study conducted by Nordicity, each venue that closes costs an average of $575,000 in annual GDP contributions, and $148,000 in provincial and federal taxes.
Artists who rely on live music venues have been vocal about the support needed by the sector. Venues such as Roy Thomson Hall, deCoste Performing Arts Centre, La Sala Rossa, festivals, and clubs like Commodore Ballroom, Starlite Room and Horseshoe Tavern are essential to the cultural life in every city across Canada.
Applications to Kinaxis InConcert will be accepted through February 28, 2021. Apply now!