TORONTO, ON/KINGSTON, ON (June 3, 2019) – The NXNE community is #StayingAlike! NXNE, taking place June 7 to June 16, 2019, has partnered with online accommodation service to assist the music festival’s community with housing when travelling.

“StayBillety is a smart and simple way for NXNE visitors to connect with our local community,” says NXNE President and Managing Director Michael Hollett. “NXNE musicians and music fans may even connect directly through the platform. At the same time, we’re helping Unison, a great charity supporting Canada’s music community.”

A percentage of each StayBillety booking tagged with the code UNISON supports the Unison Benevolent Fund, a non-profit, registered charity providing counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community.

“Unison Benevolent Fund is excited about including NXNE in our partnership with StayBillety. The platform is a unique resource for the Canadian music community and music-lovers,” says Unison Executive Director, Amanda Power.

“Whether you are a music lover travelling for a concert, a music-maker on tour, or an industry colleague attending an awards show, StayBillety offers great accommodation options, and new friendships with like-minded individuals along the way!”

“It’s great how quickly the NXNE team jumped at joining StayBillety,” says StayBillety Founder/CEO Barbara Jones. “We’re pleased to be part of their 25th Anniversary celebration plans, and look forward to seeing how the NXNE community embraces the platform.”

The StayBillety platform allows members to indicate their interests and the groups and organizations they support. It connects people with shared interests. For example, NXNE supporters with extra space can connect with artists needing a place to stay while performing at the annual festival. Hosts earn some extra money, and musicians and music-fans, travelling any time, have the opportunity to save some money on accommodation.

StayBillety is available throughout North America. The Canadian start-up is the Official Online Accommodation Service of the Unison Benevolent Fund. The partnership serves Canada’s broad music community, both industry and fans.



Are you already home-sharing? Or are you music-minded with extra space? Register on StayBillety, list your room or home and indicate ‘NXNE’ and ‘Unison Benevolent Fund' as 'Groups and Events I Support’. Be sure to follow your local home sharing regulations. See or

StayBillety welcomes musicians and music lovers during NXNE or for travel for any occasion. The NXNE and UNISON BENEVOLENT FUND pages on StayBillety connect artists needing housing with Hosts supporting the community. When booking, use the Unison affiliate code: UNISON

Don't see a space that meets your needs? Travellers can post their housing needs for potential Hosts to review.


NXNE is an annual music and gaming festival held across downtown Toronto, June 7-16. Now in its 25th year, the festival celebrates community and new music with showcases, panels, parties, installations, and more.

Unison Benevolent Fund is a non-profit, registered charity that provides counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community.

For many, a career in music is a dream come true; however, the reality is that many members of the Canadian music community do not have access to the services that can make all the difference in a time of need: sick leave, medical benefits, pension plans, and unemployment insurance. Music-makers can easily find themselves unprepared to deal with the financial and emotional burdens of an unforeseen emergency or illness. Unison provides a lifeline in these times of crisis, and is there to ensure in the health of our friends, colleagues, and collaborators through Financial Assistance and Counselling & Health Solutions.

Unison provides emergency financial support to Canadian music-makers recovering from an illness, injury or other circumstances that result in an inability to work, including severe economic, or personal hardship.

Through confidential support services, Canadian music-makers are able to access qualified professionals who can provide counselling and other resources to support individuals and their immediate family members dealing with mental health, legal concerns, relationships, nutrition, or work-related concerns.

When you book with Unison’s affiliate code, you invest in the strength and resilience of the Canadian music community.

Based in Kingston, Ontario and Syracuse, New York, StayBillety is an international online accommodation service connecting like-minded Guests and Hosts. Celebrating community, StayBillety partners with colleges & universities and groups & organizations to link enterprising Hosts with its Affiliates. With StayBillety, Guests traveling for concerts, commencements or competitions connect with Hosts who share their common interests.

#StayingAlike - Shared Interests. Shared Roof.




Carla Candela
Marketing Manager

Matt McCartney
Programming Coordinator

Unison Benevolent Fund
Cassandra Popescu
Marketing & Communications Manager
Phone: 416.479.0675 x 103

Barbara Jones
Phone: 416.931.6553

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