Free event: the Future of Live Music in Toronto – with Brian Iler

June 11th, 2020 by Iler Campbell

UPDATE: video of this event is now online. Watch it below:


Brian Iler will be taking part in a virtual panel discussion on Tuesday, June 16 at noon.

Broadcaster Garvia Bailey will host a discussion on the future of live music in Toronto with panelists Molly Johnson providing the artist perspective; Andrew Burashko, Art of Time Artistic Director on producing live music; Aida Aydinyan, GM at Koerner Hall; Mike Tanner Music Sector Development Officer, City of Toronto; and Brian Iler, in his role as Chair of Hugh’s Room Live. The event is hosted by the Empire Club of Canada.

From the event description:

The live music industry in Toronto has been decimated by the forced shutdown of public gatherings in the city. Many venues where musicians perform were already under pressure due to rising real estate costs.  Many were forced to close and some will never re-open.  But even for those that will, who knows when performers will be able to share their work in front of a large audience again?  Live performance has been key in the career development of so many artists. Who knows what the live music scene will look like as we begin to emerge from shutdown.

Our panel will speak to the future of venues that feature our artists and several artists will talk about how important live performance has been in their careers.

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