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Like most national MICs (music information centres) they offer support to
composers from or working in the country. Performances on the recordings
could be from any source -- studio recordings, CBC concert recordings, the
composer's own recordings (from a variety of sources), the CMC's own label
(CentreDiscs), etc. -- and have nothing (directly) to do with the gov.
The gov. does however support the institution's activities, which include
promoting recordings (through CD sales, online promo, etc.) of their
Associate Composers, and, by extension, of all Canadian composers.

Stay tuned for the CEC's Concordia Archival Project (CAP)...

jef chippewa
Administrative co-Director
Canadian Electroacoustic Community


> With many sites like the cylinder project, offering plenty of free
> downloads, this site is for streaming only. It offers recordings of
> Canadian music, several thousand works, many of which are not available
> commercially. There are also links to purchase scores and related
> commercial releases. 
>
> I would assume that they are able to do this due to the fact that the
> performances were sponsored by the government.
>  
> Karl
>  
> http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20081213.COMPOSE13/TPStory/?query=bihl
>
> site here:
> http://www.musiccentre.ca/home.cfm