Music Canada along with its label members have announced a scholarship program in honor of the late Deane Cameron. The MusiCounts Scholarship Program honors the former CEO of EMI Music Canada, which will allow aspiring industry professionals to jump start their career. The scholarship provides an opportunity for young professionals who are in post-secondary studying music performance, music business, or music production to get a head start in their career within the next 12-months.
One of the highlights of the scholarship program is a pledge to help Indigenous youth to work in the industry. $15 000 has been pledged to help two to three indigenous students in 2020. MusiCounts partnered with Indspire to identify indigenous youth who would benefit from the program.
Graham Henderson, president and CEO of Music Canada made a statement about Deane’s passing saying:
“Deane Cameron was a titan of our industry. A passionate and proud supporter of Canadian music. A staunch advocate for creators and an inspirational leader. He was a mentor for so many in the music business and an esteemed member of our board for 25 years. Through the support of our members, Sony, Universal and Warner, we honor his enduring legacy through the scholarship.”