Hamilton is home to a vibrant music scene. The city’s music industry has 7,725 workers and 541 businesses, making it the 6th largest cluster of music businesses in Canada. We have more independent musicians per capita than many top tier cities worldwide, while being a top destination for music occupations in Canada. Hamilton is one of the first Canadian cities to develop a Music Strategy.
Are you a music business?
Hamilton-based music business who need assistance or those want to move your business to Hamilton; can find information about the Music Sector.
Musician Support Programs
Support program details to be announced in 2022.
Annual Musician Conference
Musicians are entrepreneurs and supported through this annual event.
Summer Concert Series
Free live music event series with local artists happening in commercial and Business Improvement Areas (BIAs).
Hamilton Music Strategy
Hamilton is one of the first Canadian cities to establish a music strategy. Access more information including goals and background about the Hamilton Music Strategy.
Music Friendly Policies
- Noise By-law (PDF, 70 KB)
- Busking Policy (PDF, 178 KB)
- Musician Welcome Signs & Loading Zones at live music venues
- Fair Payment for Musicians for City-led Events Policy
Music in Hamilton
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