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Toronto Music Advisory Committee

The Toronto Music Advisory Comittee provides advice to City Council on ways to strengthen and grow the music industry in the City of Toronto to ensure its competitiveness and viability.

Committee responsibilities

The committee:

  • provides recommendations and advice to enhance the attractiveness, competitiveness, and growth of Toronto's music industry
  • serves as a forum for the music industry to provide coherent advice to City Council on issues and opportunities for the sector
  • promotes Toronto's music industry and monitors and advises on marketing strategies to strengthen the viability of the music sector


The Music Advisory Committee has 25 members, composed of:

  • three members of City Council, including the Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee
  • a representative of the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas
  • a representative of Tourism Toronto
  • 20 music industry stakeholders

Term of office

Public members are appointed for a four-year term, coinciding with the term of City Council.

Chair and co-chair

The chair will be a Member of City Council, appointed by City Council and the committee will elect a public member of the committee as co-chair.


Music industry stakeholders appointed to the Toronto Music Advisory Committee should reflect the diversity of music genres and collectively should have a range of knowledge, skills and experience that may include the following areas:

  • Independent Artists
  • Events and Venues including representation from DIY/grassroots communities (Venues, Festival & Event Production, Promoters)
  • Artist and Business Management, Representation and Marketing (Booking Agents, Talent Development Firms, Artist Management, Marketing, Promotion, Sales)
  • Music Creation (Recording Studios & Mastering Studios, Music Technology, Record Labels and Distribution Firms, Music Publishing and Licensing)
  • Music Industry Support (Media, Broadcasting, Awards, Educational and Training Institutions, Trade, Industry, Artists' Associations
  • Membership will reflect the diversity of Toronto's music community, music genres, and population, and will balance representation from Toronto's independent and major / corporate music communities. Consideration will be given to members with out of market (national and/or international) experience and connections, as well as to members representing non-mainstream genres, organizations, and populations.


Meetings are held quarterly at the call of the Chair, or more frequently if required.


  • Public members of the Toronto Music Advisory Committee receive an honorarium of $125 per meeting attended, to the maximum number of meetings specified in the Terms of Reference for this advisory committee.
  • Honoraria are not intended for members who serve on the Toronto Music Advisory Committee as representatives of organizations or businesses where they are employed.

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