Ahead of International Music Day, on September 28, Re:Sound, its member organizations, Canadian artists and industry leaders, called on Ottawa lawmakers to take urgent action to update the Copyright Act to meet the realities of the 21st century.
Our President and CEO, Lou Ragagnin, Re:Sound; Jake Gold, the CEO of The Management Trust; Florence K, multi-lingual Canadian Recording Artist and host of C’est formidable! a francophone music program on CBC Radio One and CBC Music; Ian Tamblyn, Canadiana folk music singer-songwriter and officer of the Order of Canada; Annie Morin, Director, Artisti; Diana Barry, Managing Consultant, MROC; Thomas Jolicoeur, Executive Director, Soproq; were on Parliament Hill to discuss how the government can help support Canadian music creators now.
Thank you to Senators Julie Miville-Dechene and Paula Simons, MPs Michael Coteau, Lisa Hepfner, MCM and Martin Champoux, as well as officials from Finance, Heritage and ISED for meeting with us to discuss urgent and long overdue amendments required to update the Copyright Act.
Learn more about these urgent amendments and our Fairness for Music Creators campaign, read our news release here.