Digital Content Initiative (DCI) Report — October 2017

OpenBBRecMicrophoneJuly, 1 2016 to June 30 2017 was spent build­ing the net­work of part­ners who have now joined the Dig­i­tal Con­tent Ini­tia­tive. Sev­er­al meet­ings were orga­nized in both Toron­to and Mon­tréal to present and dis­cuss the project with a range of com­pa­nies. In the end, the project has three offi­cial part­ners: the Cana­di­an Music Cen­tre, the Cana­di­an New Music Net­work and Le Vivier.

In addi­tion, we also have nine mem­bers of our offi­cial Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee: CBC Radio 2, StingRay Music, Orches­tras Cana­da,, le Con­seil québé­cois de la musique, the Cana­di­an Fed­er­a­tion of Musi­cians, Jazz Fes­ti­vals Cana­da, the Orchestre sym­phonique de Mon­tréal and Music on Main. These nine sup­port­ers are impor­tant o diver­si­fy­ing our reach, and adding large-scale cred­i­bil­i­ty to the project.

We also began work­ing with con­sul­tant Kathy Sper­berg (Vucavu), to help us struc­ture our busi­ness devel­op­ment mod­el, and our upcom­ing grants. We also began very pre­lim­i­nary dis­cus­sions with the Cana­da Coun­cil for the Arts con­cern­ing their Dig­i­tal Strat­e­gy Fund.

The part­ner­ship sub­mit­ted a very large Strate­gic Ini­tia­tive grant to the Depart­ment of Cana­di­an Her­itage on April 15, 2017. Results will not be known for many months, but should we get this grant, the project will be well underway.

Please con­tact Tim Brady for more information.

Sub­mit­ted by Tim Brady, Octo­ber 2017

Read past bulletin entries from this committee

Dig­i­tal Con­tent Ini­tia­tive (DCI) Report — June 2017 (n° 24)
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)
Return to full Bul­letin – March 2018