The Canadian Music Publishers Association has today (Oct. 29) announced that it has rebranded to Music Publishers Canada. According to the organization, the rebrand includes a refreshed logo, social media channels and evolving programming.
“The new brand communicates our evolving identity as champions of the rights of music publishers in Canada,” said Margaret McGuffin, Executive Director of Music Publishers Canada. “These are exciting times. The creation and distribution of music in Canada is undergoing rapid and extraordinary change and the role of the music publisher has never been more integral. It has grown into overseeing the creation, promotion and protection of songs and the development of new markets. It encompasses everything from songwriter development to copyright management.
To kick things off, Music Publishers Canada is today hosting a Meet The Music Supervisors, roundtable B2B speed-dating event with U.S. and Canadian music supervisors, as well as a panel discussion called Music and the Filmmaker: Partners in Storytelling, in association with the Toronto International Film Festival.
Tomorrow (Oct. 30), the non-profit will launch its annual Music Tech Summit, in Toronto, an event that helps music publishers stay ahead of the curve by providing education about emerging technologies and sharing information about the new ways that music is used and consumed.
Next month (November 26 to 29), in London, England, the organization’s annual Create UK song camp will bring together Canadian and UK songwriters, while from the 27 to 29, its Create UK B2B session will offer export-ready Canadian companies an opportunity to network and gain experience in international markets.
Founded in 1949, Music Publishers Canada has taken a leading role in speaking out about the importance of: modernizing Canada’s Copyright Act; developing export initiatives that connect Canadian songwriters in international territories and link music publishers with key business contacts in critical global markets; providing innovative, one-of-a-kind mentorship opportunities for women-identifying songwriters and producers; creating opportunities for music publishers to directly engage with technologies at the frontier of how music is created and distributed in Canada; and offering opportunities for music publishers to engage with other creative industry professionals including by making broader critical connections with the screen-based industries.