Help keep music in Canada
2013-08-29 by Simon Harris (SCREAM!) | 42 Comments

About a month ago the Canadian government quietly passed a new rule raising the fees for international bands entering Canada to play shows from a one time 150$ per band member fee (that was capped at 450$) to 425$ per band member per performance.

This ridiculous increase would make it impossible for underground artists from abroad to tour the country and would strike a critical blow to small to medium sized music venues across the country.

A petition has been opened on change.org in order to bring attention to the matter. At the moment, the petition has already garnered over 65 000 signatures.

https://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/canadian-government-to-charge-international-touring-artists-425-per-band-member-per-performance-in-canada-previously-a-1-time-150-fee

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johnnydeking29
August 29th 2013

9012 Comments


Already signed this, well done for making an article

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Decayingmajesty
August 29th 2013

5394 Comments


Wtf

Million Ghosts
August 29th 2013

91 Comments


So fucked up, we get few enough shows here as it is without this shit.

jdennis31
August 29th 2013

6511 Comments


Oh, goddamn. I didn't know it was per performance. That's just ridiculous.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
August 29th 2013

18291 Comments


canada you were supposed to be the chosen one

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pizzamachine
August 29th 2013

12571 Comments


This is mental!!!! >:[

giraffesareepic88
August 29th 2013

74 Comments


Such bullshit and im hoping its repealed. Signed it yesterday.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
August 29th 2013

5997 Comments


Is this some kind of sick joke?

I mean, the majority of financial press reports on the crisis missing Canada by an inch or two and they pass such a rule?

They must have took some serious lessons from their Greek colleagues on this one, I can't explain it otherwise.

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treeqt.
August 29th 2013

9704 Comments


lmao and i thought america was retarded

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Gwyn.
August 29th 2013

15007 Comments


What
the
fuck

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MortimusPrime
August 29th 2013

3395 Comments


don't get the logic behind this at all. pretty shit law

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YoYoMancuso
August 29th 2013

11006 Comments


do I have to be a Canadian citizen to sign?

johnnydeking29
August 29th 2013

9012 Comments


I don't think so; I did anyway

PistolPete
August 29th 2013

3591 Comments


fucking bullshit, 95% of my favorite bands come from outside Canada

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DamnVanne
August 29th 2013

1772 Comments


I'm not an expert, but I would guess that many touring artists don't even make that much per show

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peartnoy
August 29th 2013

1167 Comments


Fuck this shit. There's already not enough of my favorite bands coming to Montreal and this would make it so much worse.

wacknizzle
August 29th 2013

12938 Comments


This is total bullshit, glad I'm not from Canada. Signed, this is why change.org rules

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wacknizzle
August 29th 2013

12938 Comments


Anyone can sign this as well as any petition on change, and everyone who sees this should

suppatime
August 29th 2013

435 Comments


i would smoke to the repeal of this

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
August 29th 2013

21778 Comments


take the s out of https

demigod!
August 29th 2013

44130 Comments


thanks guys

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Lambda
August 29th 2013

2417 Comments


Signed

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Mordecai.
August 29th 2013

8277 Comments


Fuck this is retarded. Gonna sign the shit out of this.

blastOFFitsPARTYtime
August 29th 2013

1477 Comments


Always thought Canada was one of the good ones. Obvs not when it comes to music.

mindleviticus
August 29th 2013

8220 Comments


Signed

blastOFFitsPARTYtime
August 30th 2013

1477 Comments


Signed and shared.

NapalmCrusader
August 30th 2013

1737 Comments


Fuck, I was going to make my master in canada and I was going to enjoy a lot of music but now underground artists have that ridicoulous tax, dammit.

Apollo
August 30th 2013

10287 Comments


Signed. The government in my country can go fuck itself.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 30th 2013

50062 Comments


Thanks Obama

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Million Ghosts
August 30th 2013

91 Comments


Thanks Harper

Spec
August 30th 2013

27130 Comments


Saw this on Facebook recently.

Fucking stupid.

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NonApplicable
August 30th 2013

1950 Comments


Just tax the shit out of maple syrup or something. LEAVE MUSIC ALONE.

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Storm In A Teacup
August 30th 2013

12701 Comments


This is a great strategy in helping mainstream music labels stay dominant. Brilliant but still absolutely shitty and not morally right of course.

ILJ
August 30th 2013

6658 Comments


what the fuck why? that's so goddamn pointless.

ThrashTillDeath94
August 30th 2013

591 Comments


Bands coming into Canada would only benefit the cities they visit. Bands pumping money into an
already struggling economy is a good thing. Why make it more difficult to draw bands to the country?
It is essentially pointless and only hurts the people of Canada in the long run by not introducing
them to new artists.

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OrangeBLOOD
August 30th 2013

120 Comments


yeah saw this WTF so I signed it

someguest
August 30th 2013

20393 Comments


don't get the logic behind this at all. pretty shit law


$$$

Tesla
September 1st 2013

233 Comments


Wow, glad I don't live in Canada, not getting the point of this at all.

sniper
September 1st 2013

19048 Comments


i think this is really lame

Parallels
September 1st 2013

6641 Comments


This is why all the good singers leave Canada to sing in the US

drasticaction74
September 2nd 2013

1729 Comments


yo FUCK canada

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Apollo
September 2nd 2013

10287 Comments


Fuck Canada because our government decided to do something most of the country doesn't agree with?

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.



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