LONDON MUSIC CENSUS
Tuesday morning, the London Music Office announced a first of its kind, a London Music Census! Never before has London’s Music Industry been the subject of a detailed study. The goal is to capture metrics that will help establish a baseline allowing for comparative measure to be made yearly. Not only will measures be reviewed year after year, but analysis of other music cities as well as provincial and federal music studies will compared and evaluated.
“It’s important to understand the assets that make up London’s Music Sector. By conducting a LDN Music Census, a clear picture can be painted on the state of the music community. Determining where we stand and identifying gaps that exist is a major focus of the London Music Office. ”, states Cory Crossman, London’s Music Industry Development Officer. A major focus of this study will be determining barriers that exist in the music sector whether they be Federal, Provincial or municipal regulations.
The outcomes of this initiative will be shared in a publicly available report September 2016.
The LDN Music Census will take place from July 5th through to August 15th. During this time the community is encouraged to engage in the study through filling out a series of surveys at www.londonmusicoffice.com/census. Surveys are broken up into 5 categories; Musicians, Venues, Festival / Event Organizations, Music Industry and Music Fans. This study comes off the heels of a report Music Canada published earlier this year focused on the economic impact of live music in Ontario.
D & S PIANOS PLANS TO REBUILD
Last Thursday a massive fire forever changed the landscape in Hyde Park taking with it a number of small businesses. One of those businesses that lost nearly everything except was D & S Pianos. The dedicated and hardworking staff of D & S are still hard at work and somehow still managing to fulfill all their obligations including supplying pianos to SunFest this weekend in Victoria Park. The business is actively looking for a new space and planning to continue serving the community. Keep up the amazing work D & S. We’re all excited to see your doors open again.
GIRLS ROCK CAMP LAUNCHES
London Girls Rock Camp kicked off this week in its sophomore year. The camp is back, bigger and better then every with two weeks of all girls camp and a Co-Ed camping week in August. This Friday evening campers and their newly formed bands will perform a concert at Fanshawe’s Downtown Campus. These girls seriously Rock. It’s well worth checking out. They’ve been putting up posters, making buttons and merch and doing all things a real rock band would be doing!
Session 1 is in full swing. Come to our camp headquarters at the downtown Fanshawe Campus to see what our campers have been working on.
The Black Curtains
Admission is by donation, everyone + all ages welcome.
The venue is fully accessible with ramps, automatic doors and accessible, unisex washrooms.
There are a few spots available for NEXT week’s session if you’re interested in enrolling a young rockstar!
August 20th – The Tragically Hip Viewing Party @ London Music Hall