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Breaking Down the Ottawa Music Strategy

Last month, the City of Ottawa’s city council unanimously voted in favour of adopting the first-ever official music strategy in

  • 2018
  • May 10, 2018
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The Art of Festival Applications

If there’s one thing Ottawa has no shortage of, it’s festivals. Tons of festivals. Festivals, everywhere. Here in the capital,

  • 2018
  • March 4, 2018
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The pay-to-play model has to go

Artwork by Steve St. Pierre In the world of live music, there are a number of ways in which artists,

  • 2017
  • November 2, 2017
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Spotlight Series: Ottawa beat music newsprint thrives

In 2012, Ottawa said goodbye to (x)press, its once-homey hub of alternative and independent arts journalism. Since then, a vibrant

  • 2016
  • November 29, 2016
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