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Henderson steps down as Music Canada CEO

Media | 05/28/2020 5:58 pm EDT

Music Canada CEO Graham Henderson will step down from the role he’s held for more than 15 years, the organization announced in a Thursday press release. In the statement, Henderson said working at Music Canada had been a “great honour and privilege.”  “I have absolutely every confidence that the staff, the Board and everyone at Sony, Universal and Warner will go forward from strength to strength. I hope that my experience and insight may be of some value down the road,” Henderson said.  Board chairperson Jennifer Sloan thanked Henderson for guiding the trade organization...

Close growing ‘value gap’ by eliminating safe harbour: Music Canada

Media | 06/26/2019 6:34 pm EDT

Music Canada, the trade organization which represents the Canadian divisions of some of the world’s largest record labels, has declared that the gap between what artists create and what they are paid for it — what they call the value gap — has reached “staggering” proportions. In a report released Wednesday, Music Canada attributes the problem to “a broken copyright framework, ill-adapted to the challenges of the digital age,” according to a release.  Citing research done...

Broadcasters slam music industry copyright proposal

Media | 09/25/2018 1:46 pm EDT

Broadcasters slam music industry copyright proposalOTTAWA — Canada’s private broadcasters are defending Canada’s existing copyright laws and tariff...

Music Canada asks MPs for action on radio royalties, copy levy

Media | 05/29/2018 4:48 pm EDT

The federal government should remove a 20-year-old radio royalty exception, allow royalties for music used in soundtracks, and extend copyright terms and the private copying levy, Music Canada told...

Narrow the ‘value gap,’ Music Canada tells gov’t

Media | 10/18/2017 7:50 pm EDT

Music Canada is asking the government to address the disparity between the value of creative content and the revenues that are generated from it. “The Value Gap challenges the livelihood and...

Supreme Court’s Google search ban could have global implications

Media | 06/28/2017 10:07 am EDT

Supreme Court's Google search ban could have global implicationsOTTAWA — In a landmark ruling, Canada’s top court dismissed an appeal...