New Micro Loan Program Launched To Support Hamilton Musicians

By Jeffrey Martin Two significant issues were identified at a public workshop for musicians this past spring. One, there are not enough financial and professional resources available for musicians in Hamilton. And two, the “elephant in the room” issue that has challenged musicians for years – getting paid a fair and decent wage for their performance – their work. It comes down to having enough income to live – to pay rent and bills. Kojo Damptey, who co-chairs the music strategy team’s Musicians sub-committee with local singer-songwriter and industry supporter Dan Medakovic, co-ordinated the workshop. “Musicians need to know...

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