Ottawa Beat is a monthly music culture and industry newspaper covering the National Capital region’s thriving music scene. Here at Ottawa Beat, we hold that music is the pulse of culture and that the beat is stronger than ever in Ottawa. We strive to be a real-world source for music industry news and opportunity here in Canada’s capital.

Ottawa has always had a rich cultural, especially musical, scene. We aim to talk about it with one voice. We want to talk about the past, present, and future of music. We want to talk about the issues, good or bad, that affect our city and our scene. We hope to create something reflective of the diversity in Ottawa’s music scene, in both content and contributers, and will strive to keep getting better at representing all of the cool things happening here.

Our monthly paper launched its first issue in June 2016.

Keep up with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to check out our listings page to catch shows and industry events across Ottawa.