MUSI 1530 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Muchfact, Tariff, Aboriginal Voices Radio Network

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24 Mar 2013
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Course
Professor
Avg was 22/30 – pretty consistent with scantron mark
Hendrix and Rolling Stones tomorrow
Canadian Music Industry
Historical Addendum – won’t be on exam, but good to know anyway
Music Publishing
1800s
Dependence of Canadian musicians on US Publishers
Lack of local publishing facilitiles
Side-activity to retailing foeign music/sale of instruments
High Printing Costs
Small domestric demand
Lacked connection to larger foreign publishing houses
Primacy of Toronto as publishing capital
1850-1900
Advent
Around 69/70 rock culture became mainstream
Huge impact, especially in Canada
Pre-1970 Popular Music Industry in Canada
Few records were made in Canada
oHad an assortment of Indies who’s aim was to make music for a local, specific
market
Recording were promotional vehicles for performance (parallel to USA)
oDances (high school, YMCA, Church basements)
oBars
oCoffee houses: bohemian enclaves – Yorkville (Toronto), Kitsillano
(Vancouver), Boîtes à Chanson (Quebec)
oConcerts (Arenas)
Festivals (Mariposa folk Festival)
oMost important festival
oTHE first major festival in Canada
oSame thing as the US Folk Revival
1960 “Clap Your Hands” Beaumarks, first Canadian-made rock recording
1958 Ronnie Hawkins (1958) – Rockabilly
oCame up to Canada (he’s American)
oStarted to play with Canadian musicians
“The Band” came out of this
oBrought a more hard-edges, blues-oriented sound (he’s from Tennessee)
1966 Estimated 1400 bands in Toronto – Folk Blues inspired musical culture
oAll genres and varieties
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Avg was 22/30 pretty consistent with scantron mark. Historical addendum won"t be on exam, but good to know anyway. Dependence of canadian musicians on us publishers. Side-activity to retailing foeign music/sale of instruments. Lacked connection to larger foreign publishing houses. Few records were made in canada: had an assortment of indies who"s aim was to make music for a local, specific market. 1960 clap your hands beaumarks, first canadian-made rock recording. 1958 ronnie hawkins (1958) rockabilly: came up to canada (he"s american, started to play with canadian musicians, brought a more hard-edges, blues-oriented sound (he"s from tennessee, all genres and varieties. 1966 estimated 1400 bands in toronto folk blues inspired musical culture. Canadian contribution was mostly in the area of singer/songwriters. Cree activist singer/songwriter whose songs reflect native heritage and politics. Earliest albums appeared at the height of the 1960s folk revival.

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