We’re a long way from where we started, and that was always the plan.
When we published our first issue of Canadian Musician in the spring of 1979, the goal was simple: to be Canada’s premier publication and a go-to resource for professional and amateur musicians and the industry that supports them.

Doing that successfully means we need to be permanently fixed at the forefront of that industry, and considering how quickly this business is changing, adapting, and evolving, that means we’re always in motion, always pushing forward.

As with the industry in which we’ve rooted ourselves, there have been plenty of highs and lows, but through it all, we’ve continued to push forward to help you do the same.

We’ve always considered Canadian Musician as a conduit for your career development. Some ideas are ours, though many more are collected from elsewhere in the industry. Our strength isn’t in having all of the answers; it’s in knowing where to find them, and how to bring them together to present helpful and constructive stories and solutions. 
Always in Forward Motion
40 Years of Canadian Musician

In that way, Canadian Musician doesn’t have a singular voice; far from it. It’s a choir of interesting and insightful ideas from the people that make our industry what it is, presented with the implicit belief that a rising tide lifts all boats.
It’s been as thrilling as it has been fulfilling to keep pace with the music industry’s progress over these last 40 years, and like the business we’re proud to represent, now also feels like the most exciting time in our own history.

From our continually-expanding online reach to newer initiatives like the Canadian Musician Radio podcast, our series of music business webinars in partnership with NWC Webinars, and CM Live sessions on Facebook with some of the industry’s best and brightest, we’re focused on bringing you more of the informative, educational, and entertaining content you’ve come to expect from us across new and specialized platforms.

Thanks to our staff, contributors, clients, partners, and of course, our readers from over the years for being a part of this adventure with us. We’re a long way from where we started, and hopefully that means the same for you and your career in music.
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