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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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Re:Sound Launches Music Has Value

Re:Sound is passionate about the value of music. We make it our business to help businesses leverage music to achieve their goals and in so doing, support music creators.  Which is why we’re pleased to announce our new Music Has Value initiative. The first Canadian consumer research of its kind, Music Has Value looks at the interaction of recorded music […]

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Re:Sound Files Tariff Renewals with The Copyright Board of Canada

Re:Sound has filed with the Copyright Board eight proposed tariffs, which are all renewals of previously proposed or certified tariffs. The Copyright Act requires that Re:Sound file a proposed tariff with the Board by March 31st of the year before the year to which it applies. Re:Sound has four tariffs whose terms expire at the […]

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Re:Sound Announces the Election of Mr. Peter Steinmetz as Chairperson of Re:Sound’s Board of Directors

Re:Sound, Canada’s not-for-profit music licensing company dedicated to obtaining fair compensation for artists and record companies for their performance rights, is pleased to announce the election of Mr. Peter Steinmetz to the position of Chairperson of Re:Sound’s Board of Directors. Mr. Steinmetz has been a leading figure in the Canadian music industry spanning several decades […]

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Re:Sound Congratulates Justice Robert A. Blair on his appointment as Chair of the Copyright Board of Canada

Re:Sound congratulates Justice Robert A. Blair on his appointment as Chair of the Copyright Board of Canada. The Copyright Board of Canada is a fundamentally important tribunal overseeing many transactions in the developing world of copyright. “Mr. Justice Blair has a very strong reputation within the legal community,” said Ian MacKay, President of Re:Sound. “His […]

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Ontario Renews Music Fund

Re:Sound congratulates the Ontario government for their decision, announced in the 2015 Budget,  to renew the Ontario Music Fund with a commitment of $15 million per year. “Ontario has the largest music sector in Canada and one of the most diverse in the world. To support the development of strong, competitive and sustainable music companies, […]

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Canada to Amend the Term of Copyright for Sound Recordings from 50 to 70 Years

Re:Sound congratulates the Government of Canada, who announced in the Federal Budget 2015, their intention to amend the term of copyright for sound recordings from 50 to 70 years following the date of the release of the sound recordings. While songwriters receive royalties from their copyright throughout their lives, some artists and record labels are […]

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Copyright Board of Canada certifies redetermination of Re:Sound’s Fitness Tariff, 2008-2012

The Copyright Board of Canada today certified its redetermination of Re:Sound Tariff 6.B (Use of Recorded Music to Accompany Fitness Activities), 2008-2012. Tariff 6.B was originally certified by the Board on July 7, 2012, establishing the royalties payable to Re:Sound for fitness classes, background music in fitness venues, dance instruction and other physical activities, and […]

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Re:Sound Awarded Grant by the Ontario Music Fund to Research the Value of Music

Re:Sound is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant by the Ontario Music Fund to launch the Value of Music research initiative and website. The Value of Music research will look at how music influences Canadian consumer choices. Where similar research has been conducted internationally, findings showed a positive correlation between the […]

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New Year, New Look: Re:Sound launches a new website

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new website!  The new website is built for access and usability. Optimized for mobile devices, you’ll be able to access Re:Sound’s website anywhere, anytime. In line with our one-stop-shop philosophy, Re:Sound’s new website simplifies the licensing process with comprehensive tariff descriptions, easy to use forms, facts on […]

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