The music industry has been quick to congratulate government ministers and letting it know that the so-called Value Gap, which concerns copyright takedown regimes and artist remuneration, will be high on the agenda.
Last week a collaborative step to create uniform reporting was announced between Bell Media’s 100-plus terrestrial radio stations, rights collective Re:Sound, and Music Canada. It's a big deal, and we explain why.
The new system will help to ensure better data is relayed to Re:Sound, resulting in better royalty accounting available to recording artists, background performers, session musicians and record labels for airplay on Bell Media’s 100+ radio stations in 54 markets across Canada.
A column about media and the regulatory environment within and beyond Canada's borders.
The trade org chose to call its annual general meeting "Playback" and enjoyed an impressive, reflective list of accomplishments in the past 12 months.
Gender parity seems to be moving forward in Canada's music industry, with several organizations either committing to the concept or at least willing to study it.
At its AGM in Toronto today, Music Canada released a report that boldly attempts to offer redress for creative communities in music that have seen incomes bludgeoned as a bandwidth of Internet delivery platforms transmitting their content has morphed into a trillion-dollar industry.
The federal government wants to overhaul the Copyright Board and is asking stakeholders for ideas that can be submitted now through until Sept. 29.
The digital revolution has unleashed previously unheard of wealth for a small number of tech companies but the creative community is getting short-sold...
A new report acknowledges that the deep pool of musical talent residing in Atlantic Canada has never been in question, but the lack of music industry infrastructure has hampered the ability of area artists to reach their full potential. The road map to the future sets out a strategy to turn an asset into a bonanza.
If you want stronger democracy that is less vulnerable to special interests, then do everything in your power to restore balance to the world in which our creators live. Encourage them and enable them. They are not living in the golden age.