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11.12.19

Entandem has simplified music licensing for thousands of Canadian businesses since July launch

Canadian businesses are responding positively to a new company created to make the music licensing process more convenient. Since its launch in July 2019, Entandem, a joint venture between RE:SOUND and SOCAN, has simplified the music licensing process for a growing number of Canadian businesses – to date, a remarkable 3,300 – that use live […]

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09.27.18

William Prince

Each year, as part of Re:Sound’s Annual Review, we sit down with an artist to talk about what it means to be working in Canada’s music industry today. In 2017, we were honoured to have Juno Award-winning William Prince join us for our Artist in the Office series – we talked to him about his […]

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12.14.17

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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09.06.17

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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08.29.17

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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08.09.17

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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06.28.17

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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03.01.17

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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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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