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Unison Launches GoFundMe Campaign With Slaight Support

Canadian musicians facing the loss of income, job security and anxiety over their industry's future amid the global coronavirus pandemic has led the Unison Benevolent Fund to launch an Emergency Me

Unison Launches GoFundMe Campaign With Slaight Support

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Canadian musicians facing the loss of income, job security and anxiety over their industry's future amid the global coronavirus pandemic has led the Unison Benevolent Fund to launch an Emergency Mental Health Relief GoFundMe charity campaign.


To support music artists, crews and behind the scenes teams, Slaight Music has agreed to match all donations up to $25,000.

"During a crisis, mental illness doesn’t simply go away and for many, the increased stressors only make it worse. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Unison has seen a 29% increase in demand for counselling services, and a 61% increase in urgent mental health crisis intervention cases," Unison, a non-profit charity offering counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community, said on the campaign's landing page. Continue reading Etan Vlessing’s coverage on the Samaritanmag website.

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A Conversation With The Tragically Hip Manager Jake Gold Before His Induction into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame
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A Conversation With The Tragically Hip Manager Jake Gold Before His Induction into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame

The veteran manager who's worked with The Hip, The Watchmen, The Pursuit of Happiness and others will be honoured at CMW's Canadian Live Music Industry Awards on June 4.

Against the backdrop of the Toronto skyline, Jake Gold, the manager behind The Tragically Hip, will be inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame on June 4, 2024. The ceremony will take place at the Westin Harbour Castle at the 2024 Canadian Live Music Industry Awards as part of Canadian Music Week (CMW).

Retiring CMW president Neill Dixon praises Gold as an adept manager and influential figure in shaping iconic bands. Most notably, Gold helped break The Tragically Hip early in their career, reuniting with them after Gord Downie's death to lead them into a posthumous new act. They've stayed surprisingly active with Gold overseeing projects like the Saskadelphia EP and an upcoming Amazon documentary series.

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