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Horaires d'été et congés à la GMMQ

Please note that GMMQ's summer opening hours will start on Tuesday, June 26 until Friday, August 31, 2012. 

GMMQ summer opening hours and holidays

Please note that GMMQ's summer opening hours will start on Tuesday, June 26 until Friday, August 31, 2012. 

Summer hours opening :
- Monday to Thursday :  AM 8:00 to 12:00 / PM 1:00 to 4:30 (the office is closed between noon and 1:00PM Monday to Thursday)
- Friday : AM 8:00 to 12:00 / PM closed

Grants of the Music Promotion Fund

06.15.2012 - We remind you the members of the GMMQ can submit their application for a grant of the Music Promotion Fund no later than Septembre 10, 2012. An amount of $ 1 500 is allocated for this fiscal year and will be distributed within the selected projects.

Petition of the FIM - travelling by plane with instrument

14.06.2012 - The International Federation of Musicians (FIM) launches a petition requesting the European Commissioner responsible for transport, M. Siim Kallas, to take the musicians' concerns into account regarding the update of the rule 261/2004 on air passenger rights (currently under revision). 

The GMMQ is for a negotiation between the government and student representatives

04.18.2012 - The GMMQ regrets the situation of long-running crisis as no meeting date has been set between the government and representatives of the striking students.

The GMMQ is concerned about the impact of the status quo, particularly on students in music who will suffer the brunt of rising tuition, because of the precariousness of a large majority of musicians trying to make their living from music. It is hoped that all parties can start negotiating soon.

2012 Federal and Provincial bugets

2012.04.04 - On March 28th, the Federal government announced a $ 5.2 billion cuts for its 2012 budget. Despite the great mobilization of Quebecois, CBC/Radio-Canada sees its current budget of $ 1.1 billion cut by $ 115 million within three years. The Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec (GMMQ) deeply regrets this decision that will lead Espace musique to reduce its budget for musical production and regional broadcasting time on air.

Send your position on Bill C-11 !

The Bill C-11 on the reform of the law on copyright is now in the hands of the legislative committee that has until March 29, 2012 to hear evidence and consider the draft article by article.

GMMQ deplores the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada

12.20.2012 - On February 9, the Supreme Court of Canada refused to recognize the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as broadcasters subject to the Broadcasting Act. These are only seen as entities that provide only the means of transmission and are therefore not subject to the Canadian Broadcasting Act.

Grants of the Music Promotion Fund

02.08.2012 - Calling for application for the grants of the Music Promotion Fund Fonds is now opened. Members of the GMMQ have until Septembre 10, 2012 to submit their application. An amount of $ 1 500 is allocated for this fiscal year and will be distributed within the selected projects.

2011: a positive year!

The year 2011 was auspicious in term of achievements for the Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec. Financial health was restored, an action plan over three years was adopted, a number of members constantly increasing, negotiations leading to favorable agreements for the musicians, the creation of a timely aid assistance fund and the continuation of the lobbying with the government, these are the main highlights of 2011 ... More