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Oct 2020 – Loose Blues News

Published October 7, 2020 in Loose Blues News, News

Save the Moonshine: The Moonshine Cafe in Oakville is an excellent venue for live music, and deserves some extra support during these tough times. Check out their GoFundMe campaign.We need live music venues to survive, run by people who love music and support musicians.

Steve Strongman joins Linus: Linus Entertainment will be representing Steve’s music publishing catalog, and the distribution of his sound recording catalog, as well as future recordings and songwriting. A new album is in the works and will be released alongside his back catalog on the Linus affiliated Stony Plain Records.

Advance: Canada’s Black Music Business Collective has established a $2M partnership with the City of Toronto and Slaight Family Foundation that will help fund initiatives, projects, and research over the next four years. Partnered with Canada’s Independent Music Association (CIMA) for their ‘Breaking Down Racial Barriers’ Zoom series, which continues to run every Tuesday and will do so for another two weeks. All episodes can also be revisited on CIMA’s Facebook page. Advance and Music Canada have established a three-year partnership in that includes direct financial support from Music Canada, as well as their commitment to “contribute professional services to help achieve tangible reform in the music business landscape, particularly in the corporate, private, and government sectors” through initiatives and infrastructural change. For more info visit

Congratulations to Patricia Wilson Aden on her appointment as President & CEO of the Blues Foundation. With a specialization in the preservation and celebration of African American cultural resources, Aden’s most recent experiences were being the President & CEO of the African American Museum in Philadelphia as well as the Executive Director of the Rhythm & Blues Foundation. Aden will join the Foundation’s staff on October 1, 2020, and will succeed Barbara Newman, who will begin her retirement September 30th.

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