London is leading the charge as a Music City focused on the development and growth of the Music Sector.
The Music Industry Development Officer serves as the first point of contact for the music community. The Music Officer assists in providing guidance and the necessary steps to create live music events, attain proper licensing for music businesses and music related businesses.
Many exciting initiatives are underway for music in London, led by the London Music Industry Development Officer and supported by the lead partners of the London Arts Council, the City's Culture Office, and Tourism London.
The Music Officer is the connector between the music industry and City Hall. Music Canada defines the role of Music Officer as an individual who assists in
- Navigating City Hall
- Educating & Advocating
- Leading in Development & Implementation of Music Strategy
- Issue Management & Mediation
- Education / Networking Programming & Events
Supporting the efforts of the London Music Office is the London Business of Music Committee.
London's Music Office is administered by Cory Crossman, London's Music Industry Development Officer.
London Business of Music Committee
The London Music Office is the F.U.E.L. that helps drive London’s music sector through community input with the London Business of Music Committee. Four focused Task Teams of dedicated Londoners represent the interests of London's music community. The London Business of Music Committee is made up of two representatives from each of the four Task Teams and a select group of individuals that have been identified by the Task Teams as essential committee members. Meeting by-monthly or as needed, the London Business of Music Committee actively works on issues brought forth by Task Team representatives.
Education & Incubation Task Team
The future of our community is extremely bright but guidance is needed to ensure the growth and development for the next generation. The Education and Incubation Task Team will echo the voices of their cohorts in London’s education and incubation systems. This team will consist Londoners representing all aspects and levels of music focused education.
Business Development Task team
London’s Music Sector is built on more than just musicians and venues. The industry wouldn’t be possible without the work of the manufacturing, service and retails industries. The Business Development Task Force consists of innovative industry leaders in manufacturing, recording, production, hi-tech, retail and other relevant music businesses. This team will consist of individuals that collectively embody the businesses that service the music industry.
Musicians Task Team
The Musicians Task Team will be responsible to speak on behalf of London Musicians. Working together as a group the Musicians Task Team will report back to the London Business of Music Committee offering input into decisions directly affecting musicians in the city of London. This committee will be made up of eight (8) individuals which represent London's music community including original and cover musicians as well as artist managers. All genres and backgrounds are welcome.
Events & Venues Task team
A vibrant community features a variety of live music events in venues and at festivals. The Events & Venues Task Team will speak to the London Business of Music Committee on behalf of London venues, festivals and music event management companies. This group will consist of 6 individuals from varying backgrounds and operating in an assortment of capacities.
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