i think it's closer to 40$ now art.
not only that but we have factor, videofact and the canada council giving out money to bands (mostly super bland major lable stuff) for promotion, touring and videos to artificially prop up the industry.
only NOW are there a BUNCH of canadaian bands making waves in the state and europe.
my idea with this image was canada (represented by a cheezy costumed superhero dude) is doing pitch battle for survival against u.s. culture (represented by a 900 lb. gorilla) right over the us/canada border.
pretty clever, eh?
canadians cultural laws are different than the u.s. there is a law stating that something like 25% of music broadcast has be canadian in origin. as a result we ended up with burton cummings and bryan adams. but we also got joni mitchell and neil young. so, it's a pretty mixed bag.