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Broadcasters slam music industry copyright proposal

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

OTTAWA — Canada’s private broadcasters are defending Canada’s existing copyright laws and tariff rules and say a proposal to nix a radio royalty exemption in the Copyright Act is an attempt at a cash grab by the recording industry. That comes after recording...

‘Rare’ music industry consensus on key issues at Copyright Act review

Media | 06/15/2018 4:49 pm EDT

The House industry committee heard some familiar suggestions from a number of music industry groups Thursday, as they asked the MPs to take action on a radio royalty...

Re:Sound, SOCAN team up for music licensing portal

Media | 08/30/2017 11:38 am EDT

A new pilot project is aiming to streamline the licensing process for music rights holders. Re:Sound...

Re:Sound application to overturn tariffs denied

Media | 06/29/2017 3:53 pm EDT

The Federal Court has dismissed an application by Re:Sound Music Licensing Co. for a review of tariffs...

End royalty exemption for radio, says performers’ collective

Media | 04/08/2014 6:07 pm EDT

The president of a collective for Canadian music performers and recording companies wants the federal government to revoke an exemption radio stations have on paying royalties for the music they broadcast. Ian MacKay from Re: Sound Music Licensing Co. made the pitch Tuesday in front of the House of Commons heritage...