Learn How

Help improve All About Jazz

Support All About Jazz All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. For $20, we'll hide those pesky Google ads and present exclusive content for a full year!

1

Canada Drops Onerous International Artists Fees

SOURCE:

Sign in to view read count
As part of a plan to crack down on temporary foreign workers, last summer the Canadian government added a $275 processing fee on top of a $150 work permit requirement for each and every member of a band and crew from outside the country playing in Canadian venues.  Some non-profit venues and festivals were exempt, but small clubs - who often pay bands less than the new combined fees, were not.

One calculation put the cost to fans oat $4.25 per ticket per band member in a 100 seat club. Prior to the changes, the fee was $150 per band member, maxing out at $450, and the fee allowed venue owners across Canada to share the nominal cost or book them separately at no extra charge.

The outcry from all sectors of the live music community was swift, and apparently Ottawa listened The fees have been dropped.

Start planning your tour of Canada now

Continue Reading...

This story appears courtesy of HypeBot.
Copyright © 2017. All rights reserved.

Shop

News

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus
Support our sponsor

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

New Service For Musicians!

Boost your visibility at All About Jazz and drive traffic to your website with Premium Musician Profile.