Friday, October 9, 2009

Stats on Musicians


I have a student looking for the number of independent Canadian musicians who have released a CD in the last 10 years or so. She is looking for numbers of people who are not with a major record label, but essentially have created the CD on their own and may or may not have deposited the CD with Library and Archives Canada.

Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.


This is the answer we got from the author division concerning your questions on Stats on musicians:

“Unfortunately we do not measure specific data related to the number of releases from "independent" Canadian musicians vs. those represented by a major label - we don't survey Canadian musicians specifically. Our industry based survey collects financial and characteristic data from companies classified as record producers, music publishers, sound recording studios and the likes.

Although we don't have the exact information requested below, I have attached a copy of our most recent data release (ry2007) in case there is some other information that may be beneficial to your contact. We have data regarding the number of releases by Canadian vs.non-Canadian artists as well as number of releases by musical category and there is also a profile of Canadian vs. foreign controlled record labels.”

Hope this will help.

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