The Music Scene succeeded and incorporated the BMI Canada Newsletter (1947-66) and In Tune with the Times (no dates available); this explains why its first issue, Sep-Oct 1967, was numbered 237. Besides articles on PRO Canada affiliates' activities, on music publishers, musical organizations, conferences, and other activities of interest to professional musicians, it featured stories on the BMI Canada (PRO Canada) annual awards presentations, a regular column by the managing director (later president), and a list of new affiliates. Issues 262 (Nov-Dec 1971) to 289 (May-Jun 1976) provided lists of newly acquired scores in the Canadian Music Centre library. Extended analyses and scholarly discussions of Canadian music were beyond the magazine's scope, though sympathetic reactions from critics to new works by affiliate composers were quoted. Spread among issues 251 (Jan-Feb 1970) to 272 (Jul-Aug 1973) was a series of brief articles on Canada's university music departments. The magazine also provided a pictorial record of PRO Canada affiliates. Beginning with the Mar-Apr 1986 issue it featured the newsletter Probe (in French Le Milieu), reporting on PRO Canada activities and the copyright field as a whole. The last issue of the periodical, 371, was dated Jan-Feb 1990.
Author Florence Hayes, Helmut Kallmann
Shawnadithit grew anxious waiting for her uncle, Longnon, to return to camp at the junction of Badger Brook and the Exploits River, deep in the wilds of Newfoundland...