The federal Copyright Board has certified a series of new “live event” tariffs that will apply to the use of recorded music at weddings, conventions, and fairs, among other occasions, copyright collective Re:Sound said Thursday. In a release, Re:Sound said the new tariffs, known as Tariffs 5.A to G, will ensure that recording artists and record companies are compensated when their works are used at live events. “Recorded music is a vital part of the business model for many live events and, indeed, it is impossible to imagine a fashion show, festival, parade or karaoke bar without music,” Martin Gangnier, director of licensing at Re:Sound, said in a release. “Tariffs 5.A-G ensure that the recording artists and record companies who create this music are fairly compensated when their work is used at these events.” Re:Sound said it initially applied for the new tariffs in March, 2007. It said the tariffs are now certified for the periods between 2008 and 2012. In the release, Re:Sound said the new tariffs mark the first time the not-for-profit music licensing company has worked in collaboration with “objectors” on the terms of a tariff before official certification. "It is a testament to the foresight of these business associations that we were able to agree on Tariffs that benefit a diverse set of industries," Gangnier said. "Their members can continue to use as much music as they want at rates that work for them and our rightsholders can look forward to receiving the royalties to which they are entitled."