New fees for international touring musicians threaten smaller clubs and live venues across Canada

palominoThe Calgary Herald has just published an article that details changes to federal regulations on foreign workers which could cripple live music at the club level. Read more here:

http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/fees+international+touring+musicians+threaten+smaller/8842759/story.html

The new rules quietly came into effect on July 31, 2013 and will greatly increase the cost of bringing international artists to perform in small venues whose primary business is other than music (for example, bars, restaurants or coffee shops).

Read the full article on Calgary Herald online for more information, please.

Written by Destrukto. Original content here: Canadian Music News

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Destrukto is a musician, songwriter and producer from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada with college diplomas in both business and computers. Destrukto has spent well over 10 years playing in, recording and promoting Canadian bands.