The National Indigenous Music Impact Study is the first of its kind in Canada. The results are now available.

This landmark study looked at the challenges, successes and barriers that the Indigenous music community faces and estimated the contributions and impacts the Indigenous music community has on Canada.

APTN and its partners engaged with those involved in the Indigenous music community, including anyone (Indigenous or non-Indigenous) who creates, promotes and supports Indigenous music in Canada. In total, 620 industry insiders completed the online survey, several group discussions took place and 70 interviews were held to gain unique insight into the industry.

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey.

To learn more about the Indigenous music industry and its impact on Canada, download the full report for the results of the study. Topics range from artist profiles to economic impact, outputs, funding barriers and recognized opportunities.

APTN would like to thank our funders who have helped make this study possible:

  • Canada Council for the Arts;
  • Canadian Heritage;
  • City of Toronto;
  • Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia ;
  • Creative Saskatchewan;
  • ECMA;
  • Manitoba Film & Music;
  • Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI;
  • Music Canada;
  • Music-Musique NB;
  • MusicNL;
  • Music Nova Scotia;
  • Music Prince Edward Island;
  • Ontario Creates;
  • SOCAN;
  • Ulnooweg Development Group.


Thank you, miigwetch, tansi, nakurmiik, merci to all of the Indigenous musicians and members of the Indigenous music community who took the time to share their perspectives and wisdom with us. This report reflects your collective voice.