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Interview with Justin West of Secret City Records and Secret City Publishing

  Secret City Records is the independent Montreal label behind Patrick Watson and Shad’s 2019 Polaris Prize Shortlist nominated A Short Story About War, among others. Re:Sound spoke with founder Justin West about independent labels, their unique needs and the importance of royalties for music creators. Tell us a bit about your business and what […]

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In conversation with Gord Deppe of The Spoons

As part of Re:Sound’s Annual Report, we speak with music creators. This year, we connected with The Spoons’ Gord Deppe. The Spoons wrote and recorded some of the most recognizable Canadian music of the 1980s. From the brooding Nova Heart to Romantic Traffic’s unforgettable chorus, the band’s new wave sound won them fans across the […]

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Re:Sound’s 7th annual Re:Wind 2019 a record-breaking success

With a “Like Totally Eighties” theme, employee bands from Re:Sound, SOCAN and Sony Music Entertainment Canada hit the stage at the legendary Lee’s Palace, while Music Canada DJs kept everyone dancing between the sets with amazing eighties tracks from every genre. This year, we raised a record $37,500 in support of Unison Benevolent Fund and […]

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Re:Sound President Ian MacKay to Leave Organization

MacKay to remain until year-end to ensure smooth leadership transition Toronto, Sept. 9, 2019 – Re:Sound Music Licensing Company and Ian MacKay today announced that Ian MacKay, President of Re:Sound since 2009, will be leaving the organisation at the end of the year. Over the years, MacKay oversaw the implementation of key strategic initiatives including […]

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In 2019, RE:SOUND launched a licensing joint venture with SOCAN to simplify the licensing process. Now, businesses across Canada can play music legally and ethically, ensuring music creators are compensated. Entandem conducts extensive outreach to fitness facilities, nightclubs and background music users such as bars, restaurants, retail establishments, and hotels to let them know about […]

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RE:SOUND and SOCAN Collaborate to Create Entandem

Joint venture simplifies recorded and live music licensing Toronto, May 8, 2019 – With goals of simplifying music licensing for hundreds of thousands of organizations across Canada that benefit from music, and to source and return more earned royalties to Canadian songwriters, composers, publishers, labels and performers, RE:SOUND and SOCAN have created Entandem. Co-owned and […]

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Re:Sound Commends the Government for Copyright Board Reform

Re:Sound commends the Government of Canada for making concrete changes to modernize the Copyright Board of Canada and ensuring music creators receive fair compensation for their work, through the introduction of Bill C-86. “We have joined others in the music industry to advocate for reforms to the Copyright Board of Canada in order to balance […]

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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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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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