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Holidays and new opening hours

Please take note that GMMQ offices will be closed on Monday September 7 for Labour Day. Happy Labour day to all musicians !

 

Regular opening hours will start on Tuesday September 8:
- Monday to Thursday: 8:30 to 12:00 AM / 1:00 to 4:30 PM
- Friday: 8:30 to 12:00 AM / 1:00 to 3:30 PM

The GMMQ at the 2015 Canadian Conference of Musicians

On August 7 to 9, GMMQ President, Luc Fortin, and CEO, Mylène Cyr, attended the 2015 Canadian Conference of Musicians in Windsor, Ontario. This annual event gathers all Canadian locals representatives of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM)/Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM).

Communiqué : La Guilde dénonce les coupures à Radio-Canada affectant l'enregistrement et la diffusion de concert

Montréal, le 7 août 2015 – Alors que la quatrième édition du Festival OSM Virée classique débute, la Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec (GMMQ) dénonce les coupures budgétaires imposées par le gouvernement fédéral à Radio-Canada, qui ont un impact direct et sans équivoque : Radio-Canada n’enregistrera vraisemblablement plus les concerts symphoniques et ceux d’autres ensembles.

Alert : significant P2 processing backlog

As they received a huge flow of P2 files, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is experiencing a significant processing backlog which is also causing Canadian Federation of musicians (CFM) office a backlog.

Jean-Carignan Fund : Coup de chaleur at Domaine Forget !

Volunteers for the Jean-Carignan Fund will be at the Domaine Forget in St-Irénée (Charlevoix) on Sunday July 19 in order to collect some donations for the Jean-Carignan Fund. Pierre Marcotte, President of the Fondation des artistes, will be the spokerperson for this fundraising activity. 

Participez à une étude sur la cognition des musiciens !

La cognition des musiciens! Pianistes non joueurs de jeux-vidéo recherchés

L’étude vise à mieux comprendre la cognition des musiciens et consiste à faire une session de tâches à l’ordinateur (≈ 2h30 min.). L’étude a lieu à l’Université de Montréal (station Édouard Mont-Petit). Une compensation financière de 25$ est offerte aux participants.

Time delay for P2 processing / Vermont Service Center

The Vermont Service Center informed the Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM) that they are approximately 26 days behind in processing petitions, which would technically mean that office is processing petitions received April 30th and earlier.  However, on the bright side, our files currently being approved were filed later than April 30th; our pending files were submitted in and around mid-May and later.  (…)

Music Promotion Fund : apply before September 10

Open to individuals and organizations, grants of the Music Promotion Fund aimed to support and encourage initiatives that contribute to the artistic development of Quebec musicians.

Send your application before September 10, 2015

Press release - Agreement in principle for the GMMQ-ADISQ agreement "pour le phonogramme"

Montréal (Québec), June 16, 2015 --- The Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec (GMMQ) is pleased to announce that negotiation committees have agreed in principle to the renewal of the GMMQ – ADISQ  Sound Recording Collective Agreement (pour le Phonogramme) on June 10, 2015. Negotiations started five years ago.

Press release - The Executive Board of the GMMQ is renewed for a term of three years.

Montreal, April 27, 2015- At the nomination meeting on Thursday April 23, all the outgoing members of the board of the Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec (GMMQ) were reappointed for an extending term until 2018.<