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MusiCounts creates a resource portal for emerging artists


MusiCounts, the music education charity associated with the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the JUNO Awards, have joined forces with the City of Toronto on launching a new platform offering a host of learning resources for young aspiring music industry professionals called MusiCounts Learn TRACK: Industry Insights.

The platform showcases a collection of free videos covering key information on getting started in the music industry, set to launch the same week as this year’s JUNO Awards, May 9 -15.

The collection will feature a diverse group of speakers including artists, event producers, licensing professionals, publishers, and more. Some of the industry speakers are Charlotte Cornfield and Phoenix Pagliacci, as well as representatives from Sandbox Studios, Sony Music Publishing, Six Shooter Records, Toronto Downtown Jazz, Wavelength Music, Public Records, Sandbox Studios, Venus Festival, It’s OK*, Long Winter and The Wilders.

“Toronto is the largest centre for music in Canada and the artists who create music are a vital part of our city’s culture. I am pleased to see a new partnership between our City’s Music Office and MusiCounts which will help provide professional development opportunities to those looking to break into the music industry,” commented Mayor John Tory. “I encourage those interested in any and all parts of the music industry to learn more and to take advantage of this program. We know music is a big economic driver for our city and supporting the talent will help ensure Toronto can come back stronger than ever as we continue our reopening and rebuilding efforts.”

The videos are all available for free at

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