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Lecture 15

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

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MUSI 1530
Rebecca Jubis

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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
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
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
Recording were promotional vehicles for performance (parallel to USA)
oDances (high school, YMCA, Church basements)
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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