The following is a listing of previous Lifetime Achievements Awards recipients.

  • Moe Koffman (posthumous)
  • J. Alan Wood
  • Howard Cable
  • The Travellers
  • Johnny Cowell/ Eddie Graf
  • Andrea Hansen/ John Kay
  • Gordon Lightfoot
  • Jacques Israelievitch / Phil Nimmons
  • Joe Macerollo
  • Guido Basso / Stompin’ Tom Connors
  • Archie Alleyne / Tommy Hunter
  • John Barnum / Anne Murray

NOTE: A Toronto Musicians’ Association “Special Recognition Award” was presented to Eugene Amaro in December 2005. Jerry Toth was given an award at one of the “Evening to Remember” dances at the Royal York years ago.

The following is a list of previous Musicians of the Year recipients.

  • Bare Naked Ladies
  • Rush
  • Rob McConnell
  • Peter Desotto
  • Alex Pauk
  • Oscar Peterson
  • Jeff Healey
  • Jeanne Lamon
  • Kevin Breit
  • Broken Social Scene
  • Nelly Furtato
  • Jim Cuddy
  • Mike Murley
  • Ron Sexsmith
  • Andrew Burashko
  • Diana Krall

This April, in partnership with 918 Bathurst, Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education, CCCO is offering The Business of Art, a six week course to help artists take control of their career and plan the steps for their success

The Business of Art is

  • Intensive practical course taught by industry experts
  • Classroom sessions and homework assignments
  • Entrepreneurial concepts for a successful career

The class will be held at 918 Bathurst St., conveniently located near the Bathurst St. subway on Wednesdays from 6 PM – 9 PM, beginning April 20th and continuing until May 25th.

“I highly recommend this course. My business jumped 30% after I finished it. I left inspired and with a more defined vision for my career.”
Kyra Millan, vocalist, arts educator and coach

“Taking The Business of Art course in 2009 was one of the most valuable things I have done…. It gave me insight into my practice and helped me define where I really want to go with it. It was a lot of work, but also great fun…. By the time I completed the course I had a 12-page five-year business plan and by the end of 2010 I had accomplished or attempted all the 14 goals I set for myself. I would highly recommend this course to any artist interested in taking the mystery out of the business end of being an artist.”
Camilla Geary-Martin, sculptor

“Every artist deserves to be fairly compensated for their creation. If you take yourself seriously as an artist, and wish to take your art-as-business to the next level, The Business of Art Course is an invaluable introduction.”
Bruce Dow, Actor, Broadway/Toronto, and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival

For more Information and easy registration, check or call 416 – 340 – 0086.

Information also available at 918 Bathurst St. Centre 416 – 538–0868 or
There is a limited enrollment for this course.

Stay in touch with CCCO by visiting our website to check for job postings, career skills and other business tips, and the latest in research and information!

The TMA salutes all of our members who were nominated for a JUNO Award this year and offers our congratulations to those who won.

This year Local 149 members took home awards in the following categories:

Country Album of The Year

“A Place Called Love” – Johnny Reid

Traditional Jazz Album of the Year

“Our First Set” – John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra

Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Ensemble

“Beethoven: Piano Trios Op. 70 No. 1, Ghost & No. 2: Op 11” – Gryphon Trio

Recording Package of the Year

“Forgiveness Rock Record Vinyl Box Set” – Broken Social Scene

Music DVD of the Year

“Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage” – RUSH

Attention SOCAN members!

Are you planning on attending CMW this year?
If you are, be sure to check out the latest SOCAN education panels…

Saturday, March 12: 10:15 – 11:15 AM

Terry O’Brien”Know Your Alphabet: A Songwriters’ Introduction to Cha-Ching$”

Salon A – Fairmont Royal York Hotel

If you are a musician or emerging songwriter, your head is probably spinning with the ‘A-B-Cs’ of all the organizations out there – SOCAN, CMRAA, CFM, RE:Sound, CPCC and SX. This panel will clear up the confusion and show you where the money is, ad how to get it. Come and hear from these important organizations that manage your rights.

With panelists: Veronica Syrtash (CMRRA), Andrew Karis (ACTRA), Walter McDonough (Future of Music Coalition/Sound Exchange) and Arif Ahmad (Re:Sound).

Moderated by SOCAN’s Terry O’Brien.

Saturday, March 12: 11:15 – 12:15 PM

“Life of a Song: Anvil’s ‘Metal on Metal'”

Salon B – Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Rodney MurphySongwriters ask the question all the time; What is a hit song worth? Depending on the genre and performance type, there are always ball park figures. But the correct answer is… it depends upon the Life of the Song. Songs come and go on the charts, but the good ones always find their way back, again and again. This panel will focus on Anvil’s clasic hit; “Metal on Metal”. Hear how the song was written, became a success story and how it has been used over again through the years via covers, and placement in film, television and advertising. More importantly, hear how much money can be made from your song that just won’t go away!

With panelists: Steve “Lips” Kudlow and Robb Reiner from the band Anvil, Cheryl Link (peer Music) and David Hayman (music supervisor).

Moderated by SOCAN’s Rodney Murphy.

FTM Arts Law is receiving an increasing number of reports from artists, managers, agents and presenters that the Internal Revenue Service is contacting presenters and venues where non-resident foreign artists are scheduled to perform and directing them to withhold 30% of the artists’ gross fee.

The IRS is sending out letters called Directed Withholding Letters (“DWLs”) and they have serious implications. Unless a foreign artist qualifies for an exemption from tax withholding, or enters into a Central Withholding Agreement (“CWA”) with the IRS, then 30% of the artist’s gross fee must be withheld. (Note that not all exemptions from taxation entitle an artist to an exemption from withholding!) Those who represent or present foreign artists in the U.S. and who continue to choose not to address tax issues are taking an enormous risk.

Why is this happening? How is this happening?

Read the full article here.