East Village welcomes Canadian Music Hall of Fame

The National Music Centre and the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced that discussions are underway bring the Canadian Music Hall of Fame to the National Music Centre in East Village.

"Since its inception in 1978, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame has honoured individuals and groups who have made an outstanding contribution toward the greater international recognition of Canadian artists and music," said CARAS President & CEO Melanie Berry. "Now, together with the National Music Centre, we will work towards creating bricks-and-mortar locations to gather and exhibit important memorabilia that tell the stories of inductees and our collective musical heritage. It's very exciting."

The National Music Centre, slated for opening in East Village in early 2014, will give Canada a place that amplifies love, the sharing and the understanding of music through collections, programs and collaborations across the country. The Canadian Music Hall of Fame collection, according to NMC President and CEO Andrew Mosker, is a fundamental step in ensuring the long-term preservation of Canada's music history.

This relationship with CARAS is not only a major milestone for the National Music Centre, but for all Canadians," says Mosker. "Having a physical home for our musical treasures means we can ensure our rich and colourful stories are preserved and shared for future generations. It's an honour to be entrusted with the collection and care of these artifacts."

Congratulations to the National Music Centre! Another exciting development for Calgary's Oldest, newest, coolest, warmest neighbourhood!

For more information please visit www.nmc.ca