Digital Content Initiative (DCI) Report – June 2017


Sub­mit­ted by Tim Brady, chair

The DCI had a very active fall 2016 and win­ter 2017. In col­lab­o­ra­tion with our part­ners the Cana­di­an Music Cen­tre and Le Vivi­er, we pre­pared and sub­mit­ted a very major grant for DCI devel­op­ment to the Depart­ment of Cana­di­an Her­itage Col­lec­tive Ini­tia­tives Pro­gram. This grant was for what we call Phase Two of the project – cre­at­ing the basic infra­struc­tures, pro­mo­tion­al, pro­duc­tion and data man­age­ment sys­tems. This was a very large, com­plex grant and would not have been pos­si­ble with­out the great coop­er­a­tion of Glenn Hod­gins (CMC), Pier­rette Gin­gras (Le Vivi­er), Clé­ment Top­ping, and a range of con­sul­tants. The team worked very well togeth­er, which bodes well for future collaborations.

We will have an answer to this grant in Novem­ber 2017. We are also watch­ing the new Cana­da Coun­cil Dig­i­tal fund – details of which will be announced this fall. From all we have heard, this new mon­ey could play a sig­nif­i­cant role in the devel­op­ment of the DCI. There will prob­a­bly be a sig­nif­i­cant grant appli­ca­tion to sub­mit late this fall for this new program.

The cur­rent plan for DCI (assum­ing fund­ing and part­ner­ships are con­firmed) is to spend 2018 – 2019 build­ing the infra­struc­ture and basic con­tent, with the major launch of the pub­lic plat­form in ear­ly 2020. Tech­nol­o­gy and music are chang­ing so quick­ly that it is impos­si­ble to say exact­ly where the issues around music dis­sem­i­na­tion will be at in 2020, but the DCI needs to be online with a strong Cana­di­an music pres­ence soon­er rather than lat­er. That is our goal.

Please con­tact Tim Brady for more information

Read past bulletin entries from this committee

DCI Annu­al and Fall Report – Octo­ber 2016 (n° 23)
Dig­i­tal Con­tent Ini­tia­tive (DCI) Report – June 2016 (n° 22)
Dig­i­tal Con­tent Ini­tia­tive (DCI) Report – Octo­ber 2015 (n° 21)
Dig­i­tal Con­tent Ini­tia­tive (DCI) Report – May 2015 (n° 20)
Dig­i­tal Con­tent Ini­tia­tive (DCI) Study: The Ben­e­fits of Musi­cal Cre­ation (n° 20)
Dig­i­tal Con­tent Ini­tia­tive (DCI) Report – Dec 2014 (n° 19)
Spe­cialised Music Dig­i­tal Con­tent Cre­ation Project (n° 18)


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