National Newswatch

As the pandemic goes on, the threat to live music grows

Aug 10 2020 — David Coletto — In May, we published results of a national survey conducted for Music Canada to explore how the music industry is being impacted by the pandemic through the lens of concert-goers and those who consume live, in-person music. That study found widespread hesitation about returning to live music, given the safety concerns many Canadians were feeling, […]

Crowded Out: What Canada’s professional musicians say the impact of the pandemic has been on their lives, art, and, work.

Jul 16 2020 — David Coletto — The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the lives and incomes of Canada’s professional musicians. Not only have live events been cancelled or postponed this year, but the outlook for 2021 is not promising. According to a national survey of over 700 professional musicians commissioned by Music Canada, most professional musicians say that […]

O Canada: Canadians, our public institutions, and the pandemic

Jun 25 2020 — — A new poll finds Canadians are satisfied with Canada’s public institutions’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the beginning of May, Abacus Data conducted a national public opinion survey commissioned by the Rideau Hall Foundation. This survey was a follow-up to research that was conducted in February just a few weeks before the COVID-19 outbreak […]