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Statutory Review of the Copyright Act Announced

Re:Sound applauds Minister Bains and Minister Joly for moving forward with this critical review of the Copyright Act – legislation that is key to the future of Canadian creators. “The Copyright Act needs to provide the framework for a fair marketplace for Canadian creators “said Ian MacKay, President of Re:Sound. “There is work to be […]

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Re:Sound Seeking Independent Chair of Board of Directors

Are you a dynamic and confident professional with experience both in chairing boards and as a senior executive? We’re looking for an independent Chair to lead, facilitate, and optimize our Board of Directors and add value to our membership. If you are an experienced board chair or seasoned senior executive in the not-for-profit sector with […]

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Re:Sound and SOCAN Working Together to Make Licensing Easier

Re:Sound and SOCAN are working together on a joint licensing portal that will benefit the two organisations’ respective rights holders – songwriters, composers, publishers, artists, and record labels – by making the licensing process simpler and more straightforward for businesses like bars and restaurants, hairdressers and retailers that use music to make their business better. […]

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Re:Sound Applauds Copyright Board Reform Consultation

Re:Sound applauds the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Copyright Board of Canada for undertaking a consultation on options for reform to the Copyright Board. As a stakeholder before the Board representing performing artists and record labels who depend on the royalties established by the Board for […]

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Federal Court of Appeal Dismisses Re:Sound’s Application for Judicial Review of Re:Sound Tariff 8 – Non-Interactive & Semi-Interactive Webcasts (2009-2012)

Today, the Federal Court of Appeal released its decision dismissing Re:Sound’s application for judicial review of the Copyright Board of Canada’s decision certifying Re:Sound’s inaugural tariff for Non-Interactive and Semi-Interactive Webcasts (Re:Sound Tariff 8). The Court’s decision upholds the rates set by the Copyright Board for 2009-2012. “Re:Sound had no choice but to seek judicial […]

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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 Attends International Music Industry Conference on Data

Re:Sound attended the DDEX Plenary meeting in Los Angeles. The meeting convened international music industry organizations to establish standardized methods for exchanging data.  The development of technical specifications, rules and guidelines will lead to increased  efficiency and  reduced costs across the music industry.

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Canadian Musician’s article on Re:Sound’s Music Has Value

Canadian Musician’s Michael Raine, pens an editorial on music’s value that features an interview with Re:Sound President, Ian MacKay on musichasvalue.ca.  

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Re:Sound Presents at Coalition Music

On August 28th, 2015, we presented Re:Sound’s role within the music industry and our operations to the Artist Entrepreneur Session at Coalition Music. 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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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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