The Canadian Digital Content Initiative

A new way forward: Canada’s developing story of digital classical content

David Pay, by Sven Boecker
Tim Brady, by Laurence Labat
  • event type:Conference
  • date:21 May 2015
  • time:13:00 - 14:00
  • city/area:Rotterdam
  • venue:De Doelen Conference Room 1
  • country:Netherlands
  • event submitted by:Piranha Arts

An off C:N Presentation.

Presented by:

David Pay (Canada)
Artistic Director, Music on Main

with Tim Brady (Canada)
Composer, producer

As traditional classical broadcasters change and disappear, Canadians are writing a new story about classical music in the 21st Century. Montreal-based composer, guitarist, and arts activist Tim Brady joins Music on Main’s David Pay to tell the story of The Digital Content Initiative.

It’s a story about giving resources to artists and production companies to create digital content (CDs, videos, streaming, interactive online environments) so they can retain close connections to the Canadian public and international audiences. It’s about balancing artistic autonomy with coherent production and promotional strategies, technological and economic realities with the need to create access to diverse Canadian music in digital formats.

The Digital Content Initiative may prove to be a new forward to replace traditional broadcasting, and it’s a story still in the process of being written.

Photos: David Pay, by Sven Boecker; Tim Brady, by Laurence Labat.