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Best of the Web: May 11, 2017

Welcome to Best of the Web, where we share the most interesting music news and other links we’ve found online in recent weeks. In this edition, we check out the 2017 JUNO Awards, dive into Canadian music history, explore some of the musical celebrations held in honour of the country’s sesquicentennial and much more.   […]

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Forecast 2017 with Re:Sound President Ian MacKay

FYI Music News recently asked Re:Sound President Ian MacKay to discuss the organisation’s accomplishments and forward-looking goals for the year ahead. Here is his contribution to their series of forecasts and reflections about the music business in Canada: At Re:Sound, our core values of Fair, Artist and Record Company Centred, Transparent, Efficient and Dynamic informed […]

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Best of the Web: March 8, 2017

Welcome to the first edition of Best of the Web: a brand new feature in which we share the most interesting music news and other links we’ve found online in recent weeks. To kick things off, we preview the Canadian music award season, explore fascinating new research into music and the brain, say goodbye to […]

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Meet A Music User: Sir Sam’s Ski/Ride

Sir Sam’s Ski/Ride has been welcoming skiers onto its slopes for more than 50 years. The family owned and operated ski, snowboard, and mountain biking facility overlooks gorgeous Eagle Lake in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands of Ontario. Recorded music has played an important role in the success of the business, creating an entertaining atmosphere for […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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