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02.22.17

Five Ways Musicians Help Coffee Shops Make Money

Music has value. The work of musicians and other music creators benefits countless businesses across Canada and the rest of the world — including coffee shops. Many cafés select the music they play in their establishments, helping to draw customers inside. But the value musicians provide doesn’t end there. Here are five other ways that […]

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02.17.17

Meet A Music Creator: Murray Foster

Murray Foster has spent the last 30 years playing in some of Canada’s most popular bands, including Great Big Sea and Moxy Früvous. He’s toured the world, seen more than one of his albums go platinum, and is still heavily involved in the music scene today as a musician in several bands. When he’s not […]

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12.21.16

Re:Sound Event Raises $24,000 For Unison
[From FYI Music News]

The Canadian music industry continues to rally around the Unison Benevolent Fund in impressive fashion. A fine example is last week’s fundraising concert by music rights organisation Re:Sound. Their fourth annual event, it attracted a packed house to Revival in Toronto. This year’s event was titled “Re:Wind – Pop Through the Decades,” and a press release […]

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11.10.16

Ian MacKay Speaks to the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

On November 2, 2016, Re:Sound President Ian MacKay was invited to speak at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce as part of a study on the operations and practices of the Copyright Board of Canada. Ian joined copyright experts and other stakeholders in discussing the workings of the Board in […]

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11.03.16

Re:Sound partners with Core Rights, SOCAN, to build new Canadian digital licensing marketplace/platform

Today at the 18th SF MusicTech conference Core Rights announced a key partnership with SOCAN and Re:Sound to build for Canada the first country-wide digital marketplace for licensing music rights. In addition Core Rights and Soundstr announced a strategic partnership for building out the new digital marketplace platform for music licensing.

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07.08.16

Canadian Labels See Bump in Royalties Following New Collection Society Efficiencies
[From Billboard]

Better usage of data and the formation of a single-repertoire database by collection societies CONNECT Music Licensing and Re:Sound Music Licensing has resulted in an additional $2 million CAD ($1.5M USD) in royalties for Canadian music labels. “In an environment of reduced sales of music and scrutiny of every single penny of potential earnings, we are thrilled that this […]

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07.08.16

CONNECT, Re:Sound Efficiencies Put $2m More On Table For Canadian Rights Holders
[From FYI Music News]

There’s a bundle of new money on the table thanks to a collaborative effort between two rights agencies to streamline back-end operations and enhance data collections. Canadian music labels (businesses that range in size from major labels to artist-owned imprints) this week began receiving an additional $2 million in accelerated and additional royalty distributions through […]

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06.17.16

CONNECT Music Licensing Achieves Efficiency In Royalty Distribution
[From FYI Music News]

A new level of efficiency in royalty distribution, in keeping with international standards, is announced today with CONNECT Music Licensing’s decision to have their nearly 2,700 members receive their public performance and private copying royalties directly from Re:Sound. Re:Sound has been collecting and administering public performance and private copying royalties for musicians and record labels […]

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03.31.16

Re:Sound presents to Trebas Music School

On March 31st, 2016, we gave a presentation on the music copyright ecosystem to the Trebas Music School students. Topics discussed included different types of rights, collectives, the role of licensing, Tariff 8 and more.  

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11.27.15

Re:Sound presents to Algonquin Music Business Students on Royalties

On November 27th, 2015, we presented Re:Sound’s role within the music industry and our operations to Algonquin College’s Music Business students. Topics discussed involve how royalties are collected and distributed, the value of music, and how copyright applies to artists’ various works.

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