Live Music’s Bumpy Road to Recovery

Live Music’s Bumpy Road to Recovery

Erin Benjamin, President & CEO of the Canadian Live Music Association, returns to discuss the bumpy return of live music, vaccine mandates & passports, the federal election, and more.

Show notes

This week, Mike welcomes back to the podcast Erin Benjamin, the CEO of the Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA), which represents the interests of music festivals and venues, concert promoters, talent agencies, ticketing companies, and presenters. The last time Erin was on the show was November 2020 and a lot has changed since then regarding the pandemic and the state of the live music business. So, Mike and Erin discuss the current bumpy return of live music, the quickly-growing support for vaccine mandates and passports, how venues and other businesses are faring, current and future government supports, the federal parties’ election platforms, and how the tough economics of live music made this industry especially vulnerable, even during the recovery.


Mike  Raine

Mike Raine

Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief for Canadian Musician, Professional Sound, and other magazines. He’s a fan of long conversations about music and the music industry.


Erin Benjamin

Erin Benjamin

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