Behind-the-Scenes in Music & Government During the Pandemic
On the podcast this week we have Patrick Rogers, the interim Co-CEO and VP of Corporate Affairs at Music Canada. It’s a fascinating and wide-ranging chat as Patrick takes you behind-the-scenes as the music industry grapples with the scope of the pandemic and its conversations with government. Given his many years spent in the federal government, including being the Director of Public Policy at the Department of Canadian Heritage, Patrick offers a lot of insight into government’s decision-making during this dramatic time. As well, Patrick replays the conversations they had internally and with Abacus Data during the creation of, and when assessing the results of their public opinion surveys of music fans and professional musicians. Mike and Patrick then touch on some wider music industry issues, such as CanCon regulations for streaming and the future of ad-supported free music streaming.