MapleMusic becomes Cadence Music Group

March 07, 2016

After 15 years of existence in the Canadian music industry, MapleMusic has rebranded in a way that appears a little less Canadian. On March 2, the independent music company became Cadence Music Group at a ceremony in Toronto. Mayor John Tory and Michael Coteau (Ontario’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport) were there with a smattering of music industry types, and treated to performances by Ferraro, and Jim Bryson and Kathleen Edwards.

Cadence Music Group is many things, acting as an umbrella company for numerous others. In the Cadence Music Group family there is Pheromone Recordings (a boutique artist label), Fontana North (domestic and international distribution), Open Road Recordings (the nation’s leading country music label), and Fan Experience, a fan engagement company. They delve into music management and publishing as well. The company has worked with incredibly successful artists, including Taylor Swift, Daniel Lanois, Sam Roberts, and the Grammy Award-winning Alabama Shakes, who released a statement regarding the rebrand: “Huge congrats to our Canadian family on the launch of Cadence Music. We thank them for all their hard work in helping us reach Gold status on our albums Boys & Girls and Sound & Color. Looking forward to our new adventures together!”

CEO Iain Taylor emphasized that going forward, Cadence Music Group will continue to work with artists based not only in Canada but all over the world. “Cadence Music is the new face of a re-energized music company that is reaffirming its place in the indie music scene. With our deep well of expertise, infrastructure and business relationships, we are uniquely positioned to maximize opportunities for artists and labels not only in Canada, but also on the global stage.”


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Matt Williams

Matt Williams is a writer and photographer. Born and raised on the Prairies in Winnipeg, he’s slowly made his way farther and farther east, spending a few years covering music in Toronto before running clear out of country and ending up on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. In between, he’s made numerous detours, interviewing and photographing countless artists across North America and beyond. He heads up Amplify’s Instrumental series, where he talks with musicians about the relationships they’ve formed with their most important tools.

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