New York (March 24, 2023) – In a statement commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the recording industry’s Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF), Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, has hailed the non-profit organization for its “unmatched” commitment and support of musicians throughout North America.
Backed by major record labels Sony Music, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and Walt Disney Records, the non-profit MPTF has announced a significant 33% increase in funding for the Canadian market, where it supported 1,000+ live, admission-free music events and distributed more than $1,000,000 CAD to local union musicians in the last year alone!
A minimum of $150,000 will be awarded to students in the U.S. and Canada in the Fall of 2023 through two scholarship programs, MPTF’s Music Family Scholarships and the Music’s Future Scholarship, which was established to help advance music majors. Over the previous year, more than 90 Music Family Scholarships were given to AFM musicians with family members attending college, while 30 Music’s Future Scholarships went to music students unaffiliated with the union.
For more information on MPTF programs, live stream and in-person music events, and more, visit www.musicpf.org and www.facebook.com/the.mptf/