IAMIC – The International Association of Music Information Centres (founded in 1986) is a world-wide network of organisations that document and promote the music of our time. IAMIC currently supports the work of 41 member organisations in 38 countries (2008).

Each of these ‘Music Information Centres’ promotes and documents the music of its own country of region over a variety of musical genres including contemporary classical music, world music, jazz and popular. Our member organisations manage extensive resources (large libraries of sheet music, recordings, biographical and research materials) and deliver promotional and artistic projects (festivals, concerts, competitions, conferences) to the public. While each member organisation focuses on the promotion of musical activities in their country or region, IAMIC works to promote international exchange on issues of common concern and brings these organisations together for collective projects.

Every year, IAMIC organises a major conference, hosted in a different country to ensure that most of its members will be able to participate as often as possible. This conference is a benchmark for information sharing and allows the promotion of an international music community. These conferences are often the starting point for a variety of cross border projects, aiming to promote national musical culture abroad. IAMIC welcomes new members to join the network.

This year, the Canadian Music Centre is very honoured to be able to host the IAMIC members and friends in Canada for its 2009 Conference, June 4 – 10, 2009.
 The Canadian Music Centre is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2009, and it  is for this reason especially an honour to have esteemed music guests from around the world joining us in the celebrations.


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The Canadian Music Centre holds Canada’s largest collection of Canadian concert music. The CMC exists to promote the works of its Associate Composers in Canada and around the world. The Centre makes available on loan over 15,000 scores and/or works of Canadian contemporary music composers through its lending library. The CMC sells more than 1200 CD titles featuring music of its Associate Composers and other Canadian independent recording producers. The Centre also offers an on-demand printing and binding service, music repertoire consultations, and is easily accessible through five regional centres across Canada, as well as through its website.

The CMC also engages in a number of National outreach projects, is digitizing all its scores and works, conducts research, and administers several Awards.


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