A new report by the Canadian Music Industry Council (CMIC) warns that Canada’s industry could face a backlash from the new US administration if it is seen as too cozy with the Trump administration.
The report, which was released on Wednesday, said that Canadian electronic music companies are facing a backlash if they are seen as supporting the administration.
“If Canadians are seen to be supporting a president who has taken a hostile tone towards the music industry, that could have significant repercussions for the industry and the music that we make,” said the report’s co-author, Steve Tuck.
“We see this as a real risk for the future of Canadian electronic dance music and the way that Canadians are going to work together with other countries in order to address challenges like climate change and pandemics.”
The report says that if the music community is seen to have too much of a hand in the Trump regime, it could face backlash.
“Electronic music is a powerful way to connect to the world, and we know that music is an important component of social engagement and innovation,” said Tuck, who is the chair of the CMIC.
“There’s a real need to protect Canadian music in a way that doesn’t put Canadians in the position of being seen as somehow supporting a regime that is anti-music and anti-innovation.”
The new report comes after the Canadian government said it would not fund music festivals unless they excluded “political activists.”
The government also said that the government would not support a ban on wearing the rainbow flag in public.
Tuck says that the CMI is concerned about the backlash from music, because it has been a major driver of the Canadian economy and a pillar of Canada’s identity.
The CMIC report says music is still an important part of Canadian society, but is now in jeopardy of being viewed as too partisan or politicized.
It cites the Trump Administration’s decision to revoke the funding of festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo, as well as the decision by the US Department of Homeland Security to ban the country’s national anthem from playing at sporting events.
In addition to the threat of losing funding, Tuck warns that a backlash against Canadian electronic artists could also affect Canadian artists.
“The government will have to make tough choices on how to respond to this new threat,” he said.
“They’ll need to figure out how to protect music and artists and how to do so in a manner that doesn�t make them more vulnerable to the kinds of threats that they are facing.”
In a statement, the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC, said the CMICS report is an “overwhelming” indictment of the Trump Government.
“It’s not surprising that the US Government would want to curtail free expression and promote an anti-democratic agenda.
Canada has a strong history of being a champion of free speech and freedom of expression.
The Canadian government is committed to promoting these values,” the statement said.
The US Embassy also noted that the CBEC has already made a strong commitment to ensure the safety and security of Canadian performers.
“Our government and our performers have been working with the CBEO, the US Embassy, the CBM and other stakeholders in Washington DC to ensure that all Canadians are protected from these threats,” the embassy said.
Tucked told CBC News that he thinks the CBIA has been trying to protect the Canadian music industry from the Trump government.
“What the Canadian Government has been doing is making it very clear that they’re not supporting a policy of political interference with the music business,” he told CBC.
“This is a policy that is not supported by the CBDA and we’re working very hard with CBDA to protect our industry.
I don’t think that there is any reason to think that that policy is going to change.”
The CMICS says that Canada has the second-largest electronic music market in the world.
It is the fifth-largest in Europe.
“A lot of people are wondering why the CBIC is not investing in Canadian music, given that there are so many Canadian musicians that are in danger of being targeted in this administration,” said Michael Smith, CEO of the Electronic Music Association of Canada.
“I think they need to invest in the music sector.”
The Canadian Music industry has been hit with several threats from the administration in the past few weeks.
Earlier this week, President Trump announced that he would not release his tax returns, which could cost him his tax-exempt status as an American citizen.
In early October, a report by a Congressional committee found that the Trump transition team had tried to pressure the Canadian ambassador to Washington, D.C., into not releasing the names of anyone on the transition team that was working with Trump during the election.
The CBC reported that Trump had denied that effort, and suggested that Canadian embassies have been doing “hush money” in order not to be publicly identified.
Smith said that while the CBCA is supportive of the music and music-related industry in Canada, they