Call for proposals: Music Promotion Fund

Application deadline: SEPTEMBER 9, 2011



Late last week, the Canadian Federation of musicians (CFM) was informed that the Immigration Service Centers are backlogged by at least two weeks.  So please have in mind that the minimum processing time would be 45 calendar days.


Rencontre sur les orientations stratégiques de la GMMQ

Thank you to all the members who have attended the strategic consultation session, in Montréal and in Québec.

 At this present time, the Executive committee will gather all the suggestions and elaborate the triennal action plan. Thi splan, after its approval by the Board of directors, will be presented at the next General Assembly.

Without a labour contract, MSO musicians worry about next season and the opening of the new concert hall

Montreal, May 31, 2011 – After meeting in a general assembly this afternoon, the 92 musicians of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra – all members of the Québec Musicians’ Guild (GMMQ) and affiliated with the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ) -- strongly denounced the slow pace of negotiations to renew their collective agreement, which expired August 31, 2010.  For the moment there is no talk of pressure tactics, but they are not being ruled out.  “One week before the end of the current season, it is i

United States withholding requirements

FTM Arts Law has posted a very helpful update regarding IRS enforcement of withholding requirements for foreign guest artists.

Important message regarding the visas P2

Important message from the Canadian Federation of musicians regarding the visas P2

Temporary closing of the Music Performance Trust Fund

The Music Performance Trust Fund is having some difficulties and has decide to lock down temporarily.
It will not take any request for projects, but will underwrite all projects approved prior to February 1, 2011.

Any question of any nature should be directed to John C. Hall, Jr, Trustee of the Fund or Vidrey Blackburn.

Canadian Creators Stand United for Changes to Copyright Bill

Bill C-32 Would Cripple Canada's Competitiveness in the New Digital Economy