Monday, September 21, 2009

Globe Article: Independent artists respond to cut to Recording grants

Click on the title above to read the article from the Globe and Mail this past Friday Sept 18. It's especially informative to read the comments to this article as many artists have spoken up to describe what this means to our culture and the economy.

Within the article itself, my favourite quote is from Gary Cristall:

“The Conservative government mugged the Canada Council and gave the money to the industry through FACTOR and MUSICACTION,” said Gary Cristall, who manages independent artists and is the former acting head of the Canada Council's music branch. “They were Robin Hood in reverse. They robbed the poor to give to the rich.”

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