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Canada needs more music streaming services: music exec

Media | 05/01/2014 7:58 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Canada needs more online music streaming providers, though the regulatory environment here keeps them away, the president of Nettwerk Music Group told a parliamentary committee reviewing the music industry on Thursday. “Streaming should be a big component of that marketplace and the fact that it isn’t today is not acceptable, especially where you see countries like Sweden with 72 per cent of recorded music revenues coming from streaming,” Simon Mortimer-Lamb said from Vancouver by video link to the heritage committee meeting in Ottawa. He added:...