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  • 2020
  • February 4, 2020

How the Capital Music Awards Fit in the Ottawa Music Strategy

With year three of the Ottawa Music Strategy officially underway, the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition and its collaborators are now

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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
  • March 4, 2018

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,

  • 2017
  • November 2, 2017

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,

  • 2016
  • November 29, 2016

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