Re:Wind – Back To Live breaks fundraising record with $54,000 donation to MusiCounts   



TORONTO, ON, October 14 2022 – Re:Sound is pleased to announce that their annual benefit concert, Re:Wind: Back to Live raised $54,000 CAD for the MusiCounts Band Aid Program.


“We are so proud of the Re:Sound team for putting together such an amazing event and to have broken our fundraising record this year for MusiCounts,” says Lou Ragagnin, President and CEO of Re:Sound. “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.”


After two years of virtual events, Re:Wind: Back to Live celebrated its 10th anniversary with a sold-out crowd at Lee’s Palace in Toronto on September 29. 2022.


“We are so grateful to receive such overwhelming support from Re:Sound as well as the local music community,” 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.”


This year’s event featured special guests the Juno award-winning folk trio Good Lovelies, along with performances from Re:Sound colleagues and industry professionals CMRRA, SOCAN, Entandem, Metalworks Institute. Member of Parliament for St. Catharines and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage Chris Bittle attended this year’s event and provided opening remarks for the show.


“I was happy to participate in the celebration of the 10 years of Re:Sound’s annual fundraising show, Re:Wind.”says Chris Bittle, Member of Parliament for St. Catharines and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, “For the last decade, this event has helped supporting young, emerging, and established artists and creators to ensure that our music industry in Canada continues to thrive and grow. Thanks to all the artists, organizers and all the people who made this event a great success.”

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, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, RBC Dominion Securities, Greenwald Wealth Management, Grant Thornton, Nagata Connex, Music Canada, RX Music, CONNECT, Global Public Affairs, BMAT, EY, and CMRRA. Our silent auction donors included Carlton Cinema, Cineplex, Collective Concerts, Craig’s Cookies, Courage Cookies, Kernels, Long & McQuade, MetalWorks, The Second City, Sony Music, Stratford Festival, the Old Spaghetti Factory, Real Software Systems, Universal Music Canada and Warner Music Canada.

Since its inception in 2012, the annual Re:Wind concert series has raised over $253,000 for various charities.


Read more about the great work Re:Sound has done over the past 25 years, watch the special 25th Anniversary video and review their 2021 annual report at resound.ca.




About Re:Sound

2022 marks Re:Sound’s 25th anniversary as 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.


About MusiCounts 

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.


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