TORONTO, ON, November 9, 2023 – Re:Sound is pleased to announce that their annual benefit concert, Re:Wind raised $50,000 CAD for the MusiCounts Band Aid Program.
“We are so proud of the entire Re:Sound team for their efforts in putting together another spectacular event this year,” says Lou Ragagnin, President & CEO of Re:Sound. “We are thrilled to once again support MusiCounts this year. The MusiCounts Band Aid Program is nurturing the next generation of musicians, artists and industry professionals that will help the Canadian music industry continue to flourish.”
This year’s Re:Wind welcomed 200 guests to the Great Hall in Toronto on October 4 for a night of musical performances by music industry professionals from Re:Sound, Entandem, and SOCAN and special guests, The 99s. The event also featured an online auction.
“We are so grateful for our continued partnership and support from Re:Sound as well as the local music community who came out to support Re:Wind this year,” says Kristy Fletcher, President of MusiCounts. “MusiCounts works to make music accessible, sustainable, and inclusive, which ultimately fosters the next generation of music makers, music professionals, and music lovers.”
Re:Sound would like to thank its silent auction donors for the fantastic items and its generous sponsors for helping Re:Sound and MusiCounts foster the next generation of music lovers. This year, our top donors were Osler Law, RBC Greenwald Wealth Management, Global Public Affairs, RX Music, Grant Thornton LLP, Nagata Connex and Music Canada.
Since its inception in 2012, Re:Wind has raised over $300,000 for various charities.
Re:Sound is the Canadian not-for-profit music licensing company dedicated to obtaining fair compensation for Performers and Record Labels for their performance rights. We advocate for music creators, educate music users, license businesses and distribute royalties to creators — all to help build a thriving and sustainable music industry in Canada. We do this in collaboration with our member organizations: ACTRA RACS, Artisti, MROC, Connect, SOPROQ, Sony Music Entertainment Canada, Universal Music Canada and Warner Music Canada.
MusiCounts is Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS and the JUNO Awards. MusiCounts’ vision is to ensure that all youth in Canada have access to music education through their schools and communities. This vision is realized through grant programs that invest directly into schools and communities across Canada that put musical instruments into the hands of kids who need them the most. Additionally, MusiCounts creates educational resources for teachers and students; empowers young people to pursue music as a career; and celebrates teachers, artists, and philanthropists who champion music education. Since 1997 MusiCounts has awarded over $16,000,000 in support of music education in Canada. www.musicounts.ca
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