Karen Bliss

Karen Bliss is the Canadian correspondent for Billboard, in addition to writing for Rolling Stone, MSN, AOL and many others publications and sites in Canada. She is also founder/editor-in-chief of www.samaritanmag.com, a music-heavy original news magazine, and runs Canadian music column musiclowdown.com.

Ontario's $45 Million Music Fund Approved, To Roll Out Over Three Years

Ontario's $45 Million Music Fund Approved, To Roll Out Over Three Years

The Ontario Music Fund (OMF), a $45 million government grant program approved by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport and administered by the brand new Ontario Music Office (OMO) over the next three years, is now up and running. The four grant programs, deadlines and funding criteria have been posted under the music section of the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) web site. The Ontario Music Office operates out of the OMDC building.
Backbeat: Sony, iTunes Execs Hit the Scene, the Stranglers Rock the Spoke Club, DJs Spin Atop a Crane at Toronto's NXNE, MuchMusic Events

Backbeat: Sony, iTunes Execs Hit the Scene, the Stranglers Rock the Spoke Club, DJs Spin Atop a Crane at Toronto's NXNE, MuchMusic Events

Toronto's music scene got all riled-up over the last few week as NXNE, the Much Music Video Awards and Luminato came to town. The events brought out music execs like iTunes' George Maniatis (and his dog Frankie) and Sony’s Adam Fujiki who could attend a multitude of parties from the Drake to the Spoke Club and, if they wanted, catch members of No Warning, Indian Handcrafts and Alexisonfire DJing atop a crane.

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