Music Industry

Published on March 18th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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42 music groups sign on to the Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct

With #MeToo concerns on everyone’s mind, the Canadian music industry is taking steps to root out harassment, bullying and violence in an effort to create safe workplaces.

In the days leading up to the Juno Awards in London, 42 members of a coalition of groups from within the Canadian music industry formally signed the code.

The first step was to create the Canadian Creative Industry Code of Conduct, which happened last year. The next job was to get industry groups to sign on to the code, thereby pledging to follow through on its policies. I quote from the new preamble:

“We, the Canadian music community signatories, support the Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct. We recognize that in the music industry, the terms work, workplace and work-related, are extremely broad and can include any physical or virtual spaces at any time.”

Job one: the creation of an Education, Training and Safe Support Committee which will provide resources and support to combat problems. More details coming later this year.

Here are the 42 organizations that have joined up (via FYIMusicNews.ca). If your organization wants in, it’s easy to register online.

Across the Board 50/50 by 2020
ACTRA RACS (Recording Artists’ Collecting Society)
AFM Local 1000 (American Federation of Musicians)
Calgary Musicians Association
Canadian Conference of Musicians
Canadian Country Music Association
Canadian Federation of Musicians
Canadian Live Music Association
Canadian Music Publishers Association
Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA)
Canadian Private Copying Collective
CCMC Music Gallery
CONNECT Music Licensing
Creative BC
Cultural Industries Ontario North (CION)
Edmonton Musicians Association, AFM Local 390
Film & Entertainment Industries, City of Toronto
Folk Music Ontario
Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec
Gypsy Soul Entertainment
Island Musicians Association (IMA)
Manitoba Music
Music BC Industry Association
Music Canada
Music Industry Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (MusicNL)
Music Prince Edward Island (PEI)
Music·Musique NB
Musicians Association Local 276 CFM (Canadian Federation of Musicians)
Musicians’ Association of Ottawa-Gatineau
Musicians’ Rights Organization Canada (MROC)
Re:Sound
Regina Musicians Association
SaskMusic
Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)
Songwriters Association of Canada (S.A.C.)
Sonic Unyon
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Toronto Musicians’ Association, AFM Local 149
Unison Benevolent Fund
Vancouver Musicians Association, Local 145 of AFM
WCMA (Western Canadian Music Alliance)
Women in Music Canada




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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