Ottawa has the potential to be a music city and one of Canada’s most important music hubs. It has a rich music history. It is home to thousands of talented musicians. It has dedicated music entrepreneurs, established music institutions, and emerging music scenes.
The Connecting Ottawa Music: A Profile of Ottawa’s Music Industries report is a first step in looking at how Ottawa can better cultivate the potential of its music industries. Commissioned by a small group of Ottawa music organizations, funded by the Province’s Ontario Music Fund, and supported by goals of the City’s Renewed Action Plan for Arts, Heritage and Culture (2013-2018), this report is targeted to a broad audience and contains recommendations both for the local music industries and the City of Ottawa.