Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

March 05, 2009 11:36 ET

Statement by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on the Occasion of Canadian Music Week

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 5, 2009) - Music is one of the cornerstones of Canadian culture, and the music industry is a cherished part of the Canadian economy. With the emergence of new technologies and other innovations that challenge every sector of this wide-reaching industry, our country's music and broadcasting landscape is constantly being transformed.

The Canadian Music Week convention provides industry professionals with a unique opportunity to come together, learn from one another, and celebrate their successes. By doing so, it helps our music, recording, and new technology industries thrive both at home and abroad.

This year's convention will also include "Spotlight on China," an in-depth look at the Chinese music market. By inviting industry professionals from China to discuss issues such as cultural diversity, market size, and the market for live performances, this important initiative will play a role in developing potential opportunities for Canadians in the Chinese market.

On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada, I commend everyone involved with Canadian Music Week, and I congratulate the winners of this year's Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards, Canadian Radio Music Awards, Crystal Awards, and Indie Awards.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Deirdra McCracken
    Director of Communications
    819-997-7788
    deirdra.mccracken@pch.gc.ca