OMDC – Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is the central catalyst for the province’s cultural media cluster including book publishing, film and television, interactive digital media, magazine publishing and music industries. omdc.on.ca/
 

 
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SLAIGHT MUSIC– Slaight Music was started by Gary Slaight and Derrick Ross in 2011 with a mandate to support the Canadian music community through a variety of initiatives, and to develop Canadian talent via strategic partnerships with industry peers. Slaight works with artists from across the country and across the musical spectrum, helping to further careers and get great music heard. Slaight has also invested in the technology sphere, helping Canadian music entrepreneurs develop the next generation of digital platforms and services. www.slaightmusic.com
 

 

MuchFACT – A Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent, was created in 1984 concurrent with the launch of MuchMusic (now known as Much), which committed a percentage of its gross annual revenues to stimulate the production of new Canadian music videos. MuchFACT is now funded entirely by Much and M3, divisions of Bell Media Inc. In September, 2009, along with the name change, MuchFACT expanded its program to include viral videos which are defined as small-budget music videos and other innovative music-related content intended for online distribution. www.muchfact.ca
 

 

FACTOR – As a private non-profit organization, FACTOR is dedicated to providing assistance toward the growth and development of the Canadian music industry. The foundation administers contributions from private radio broadcasters as well as two components of the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Canada Music Fund. Support is provided to Canadian recording artists, songwriters, managers, labels, publishers, event producers and distributors through various programs. FACTOR supports many facets of the infrastructure which must be in place in order for artists and music entrepreneurs to progress into the international arena. www.factor.ca/
 

 

NOISEY CANADA – Noisey was founded in 2011. Since then, in those two short years, the website has grown into one of the smartest, sharpest, and most dynamic music hubs on the planet—continually breaking the mold and defining music coverage in the evolving media landscape. Noisey.com itself reaches millions and millions of readers and subscribers a month, a must-stop source for new music, investigative journalism, and artist-sourced content. In 2012, Noisey continued its takeover by partnering with YouTube as a premium content provider, creating a slew of nontraditional shows that embrace VICE’s signature offbeat coverage, illustrating the absurdity and poignancy of the modern life. noisey.vice.com
 

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TIFF – TIFF is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema to film lovers. Their vision is to lead the world in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image. What began as a ten-day film festival has grown to embrace programming 365 days a year. TIFF offers screenings, lectures, discussions, festivals, workshops, industry support and the chance to meet filmmakers from Canada and around the world. In September 2010, the opening of their new home, TIFF Bell Lightbox, enabled TIFF to expand to truly become a creative, community and global leader, and one of the world’s premiere organizations in the discovery and understanding of film. www.tiff.net
 

SOCAN FOUNDATION – The SOCAN Foundation, founded in 1992, is dedicated to fostering Canadian music creation and promoting a better understanding of the role of music creators in today’s society. The SOCAN Foundation is an independent organization guided by its own board of directors. The board, which consists of songwriters, composers and music publishers, reflects popular music and concert music genres as well as the geographic and linguistic regions of Canada. https://www.socanfoundation.ca/
 

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TORONTO ARTS COUNCIL – Toronto Arts Council (TAC) is the City of Toronto’s funding body for artists and arts organizations. Since 1974, TAC has played a major role in the city’s cultural industries by supporting a very broad range of artistic activity. From the emerging artist to the most established, from celebrated institutions to arts that challenge convention, TAC is typically the first funder to offer support. Today, TAC grants lead to exhibitions, performances, readings and workshops seen annually by over 7.5 million people. Through ongoing funding, TAC cultivates a rich engagement between artists and audiences. torontoartscouncil.org/
 

YANGAROO – YANGAROO is a company dedicated to digital media management. YANGAROO’s patented Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) is a leading secure B2B digital cloud based solution focused on the music and advertising industries. The DMDS solution provides more accountable, effective, and far less costly digital management of broadcast quality media via the Internet. www.yangaroo.dmds.com
 

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EXCLAIM! MAGAZINE – Exclaim! Magazine features in-depth coverage of new music across all genres with special focus on Canadian and cutting-edge artists. Content is based on the monthly print publication, publishes 11 issues per year, distributing over 100,000 copies to over 2,600 locations across Canada. Exclaim.ca also features reviews, interviews and profiles not found in the print publication. www.exclaim.ca
 

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WILLIAM F. WHITE – William F. White International Inc. (Whites) is a Comweb Group member company. Founded in 1963, Whites is Canada’s oldest and largest provider of professional motion picture, television, digital media and theatrical production equipment. The company services productions of all sizes from coast to coast and has the most extensive inventory of equipment in the industry, including the very latest in technological advances. Whites has established a reputation for excellence and is recognized by Canadian and international producers as one of the best rental and sales firms in the world. Whites continues to lead the entertainment industry in becoming a green supplier. The dedicated professionals at William F. White International are proud to be recognized as an integral part of the motion picture and television industry in Canada and throughout the world. www.whites.com
 

 

M·A·C COSMETICS – M·A·C is the world’s leading professional makeup authority. Make-Up Art Cosmetics started life in Toronto, Canada. Makeup artist and photographer Frank Toskan and salon owner Frank Angelo became frustrated by the lack of makeup that photographed well, so they decided to create their own. At first, they made the cosmetics in their kitchen and sold them straight from the salon to fellow makeup artists, as well as models and photographers. M·A·C has since collaborated with adored names from popular culture, art and fashion including such names as Rihanna, Lorde, Proenza Schouler, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Brooke Shields. maccosmetics.ca/
 

UKMVA – The UK Music Video Awards is the premier awards show dedicated to innovation and creativity in music video in the UK. Launched in 2008, the UKMVAs has now grown into an event of international standing, celebrating the best work in music videos made in the past 12 months – from big-budget pop video productions, to low budget gems. ukmva.com/
 

AUX – Dialed in, raw, and passionate, AUX is the premium source for what’s happened and what’s happening in the music world. Exclusive interviews and intimate performances capture the spirit of the artists we love. Presented in an award-winning immersive experience, AUX delivers music culture like no one else. Owned and operated by Blue Ant Media which owns and operates 11 media brands including Cottage Life, Travel+Escape, Smithsonian Channel Canada, Oasis and AUX. It creates and distributes content ranging from music to travel, style to nature, engaging fans across television, digital, magazines, and live events. Blue Ant operates out of their Toronto headquarters and a YouTube video network based in L.A. www.aux.tv