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Canadian music publishers and record labels at odds over proposed tariff

News | 05/14/2004 4:00 am EDT

Canada’s music publishers and record labels are at odds over a surprise filing by the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) that would slap a hefty fee on digitally downloaded music and streaming music services. On May 1, the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) discovered that after months of negotiations toward a settled rate, CMRRA and its Quebec counterpart the Société du droit de reproduction des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs au Canada Inc. (SODRAC) had proposed a tariff with the Copyright Board of Canada for music reproduction rates that includes a suggested $0.10 per track or 15% of gross revenue – whichever is greater – levy on permanent music downloads.

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