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CIMA's Andrew Cash Gongs Increased U.S. Visa Costs

American acts can cross our border freely to work but proposed new U.S. visa costs make reciprocity nearly impossible for our developing acts.

CIMA's Andrew Cash Gongs Increased U.S. Visa Costs

By David Farrell

Andrew Cash, president and CEO of the Canadian Independent Music Association, a former MP and co-founder of the band L'Étranger, hits the nail on the head in a Globe and Mail editorial that exposes the harsh financial toll U.S immigration is proposing in raising work visas by as much as 250 percent.


The increased costs make it all but prohibitive for rank-and-file musicians and crews to cross the border to work.

As Cash posits, the rub is that “In contrast to U.S. policy, Canada is open for business to U.S. touring artists. Here, there is nearly no red tape; no work permit, no visas, no problem.”

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To read the article, link to On musician touring visas, the United States needs to change its tune.

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50 Cent Takes A Victory Lap at Toronto's Cabana Pool Bar: Canadian Concerts of the Week

Also this week: it's festival season, with Hillside, Le Festif! and the Vancouver Folk Music Festival all happening on the same weekend.

Summer is in swing, and that means festival season. While many of the biggest ones take place in August, this weekend sees a handful of folk or adjacent events with the perfect summer vibes. Find those below, after our concert of the week featuring one of the biggest rap success stories of the last two decades.

Concert of the Week

50 Cent at Cabana Pool Bar, Toronto — Saturday, July 20

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