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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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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 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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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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