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Re:Sound Awarded Grant by the Ontario Music Fund to Research the Value of Music

Re:Sound is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant by the Ontario Music Fund to launch the Value of Music research initiative and website. The Value of Music research will look at how music influences Canadian consumer choices. Where similar research has been conducted internationally, findings showed a positive correlation between the […]

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New Year, New Look: Re:Sound launches a new website

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new website!  The new website is built for access and usability. Optimized for mobile devices, you’ll be able to access Re:Sound’s website anywhere, anytime. In line with our one-stop-shop philosophy, Re:Sound’s new website simplifies the licensing process with comprehensive tariff descriptions, easy to use forms, facts on […]

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Re:Sound Files Tariff Renewals with The Copyright Board of Canada

Re:Sound has filed with the Copyright Board three proposed tariffs, which are all renewals of previously proposed or certified tariffs. The Copyright Act requires that Re:Sound file a proposed tariff with the Board by March 31st of the year before the year to which it applies. Re:Sound has three tariffs whose terms expire at the […]

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Re:Sound applies for Judicial Review of Copyright Board Decision in Re:Sound Tariff 8 – Non-Interactive & Semi-Interactive Webcasts (2009-2012)

Re:Sound Music Licensing Company announced today that it is applying for judicial review of the decision of the Copyright Board of Canada in Re:Sound Tariff 8, which was issued on May 16, 2014. “Re:Sound does not take this decision lightly. On behalf of sound recording rights holders, we have no choice,” said Ian MacKay, President of Re:Sound. “The […]

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Copyright Board Certifies Re:Sound Tariff 8 – Non-Interactive and Semi-Interactive Webcasts (2009-2012)

Today, the Copyright Board of Canada released its decision certifying Re:Sound’s proposed tariff for Non-Interactive and Semi-Interactive Webcasts. Re:Sound had proposed a tariff structure and rates based on economic evidence of marketplace rates for webcasting services in Canada and consistent with the rates payable in the United States. While the Board declined to adopt the marketplace rates proposed […]

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Remembering Brian Chater

Brian Chater, who passed away on September 5th , was instrumental in shaping the modern Canadian music industry. As a founding director of Re:Sound (previously NRCC), Brian was a driving force in the establishment of neighbouring rights into Canada, thereby ensuring that the performers and labels who create recorded music in this country receive fair […]

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Re:Sound Exhibits at 2013 CanFit Pro Conference and Tradeshow

On August 16th and 17th, Re:Sound attended the Canadian Fitness Professionals annual tradeshow in Toronto as an exhibitor. The event held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre allowed for representatives of the Licensing Department to meet and build relationships with members of Canada’s fitness industry, including leaders, trainers, owners and members of the general public. […]

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Re:Sound Participates in MIDEM 2013

It is crucial that Re:Sound is connected to the latest developments in the international music industry. To that end, we will again participate in the MIDEM Conference in Cannes, France later this month. “MIDEM is one of the most important annual international music industry conferences and it’s important that Canada be represented,” said Re:Sound President, […]

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Supreme Court Rules in Film and Television Case

The Supreme Court of Canada today issued a decision in Re:Sound v. Motion Picture Theatre Associations of Canada, et al., concluding that artists and record companies are not entitled to equitable remuneration when their recordings are broadcast on television or in films. This means that, unlike songwriters and publishers, artists (including featured performers, background players, session musicians, etc.) […]

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Copyright Board of Canada Certifies Re:Sound’s Physical Activities Tariff

The Copyright Board of Canada today certified Re:Sound’s Tariff 6.B (Use of Recorded Music to Accompany Physical Activities, 2008-2012). This is Re:Sound’s inaugural tariff to compensate recording artists and record labels when their recordings are used in venues such as fitness clubs and dance studios. This tariff was first proposed in 2007 for the period […]

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