Canada Music Fund Renewed!
For Immediate Release
St. John’s, Newfoundland- 04/17/2010- The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced that the Government of Canada is renewing sustainable funding agreements with FACTOR to administrate programs from the Canada Music Fund.
“Our Government is pleased to continue supporting the Canadian music industry and building on its success, by renewing sustainable funding agreements with our trusted partners FACTOR, MUSICACTION, and the SOCAN Foundation.” Minister Moore said.
The renewal will be for a five year term and will include new programs that will significantly increase the Canadian Music Indutry’s reach globally.
Heather Ostertag, stated, "The Honourable James Moore and the Government of Canada have clearly demonstrated their commitment to Canadian culture by providing a five-year commitment to the Canadian music industry. This commitment will ensure that FACTOR can continue to support Canadian artists, taking their music to the world. Canadian talent is unique, it is distinct, and the Canada Music Fund has played a strong role in the success of our artists."
Today's news will ensure that Canadian artists and the Canadian music industry will continue to receive support for initiatives and projects through FACTOR's various programs.