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.
The stakeholders stack in two piles: big business, and creative artist collectives. In the first is anyone who relies on the use of music as part of their business activity. In the other, an alphabet soup of organizations with indecipherable acronyms that fall into three distinct bodies: Re: Sound, SOCAN, and the CMRRA.
Those making news today include the ADISQ Awards, New Constellations, Shawn Mendes, Big Valley Jamboree, Folk Alliance, The Tea Party, SOCAN, Rob Tardik, Luka, City of St. John's, Born Ruffians, and John French. Videos supplied for your enjoyment.
Those making the news today include Johnny Reid, The Road Hammers, Robbie Robertson, Frank Sinatra, Leonard Kennedy, JP Guilbert, the Soul Train Awards, Tegan and Sara, Gord Downie, CAO, Freeman Dre, The Abrams, BARK, Janice Staub, Slow Leaves, Old Dominion, and Harold Pendleton.
Monday night, the 28th Montréal SOCAN Awards Gala was held at La TOHU circus complex, with nearly 50 awards presented during the evening. Among these, Robert Charlebois who received two special achievement awards.
The tireless champion of the rights of composers, authors and publishers, he passed away on the weekend.
The French Canadian author, composer, musician, performer and actor has been famous forever it would seem and is perhaps best known for the songs "Lindberg" and "Je reviendrai à Montréal."
Re:Sound and SOCAN have been quietly working to simplify licensing for businesses by creating a one-stop online portal.
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 two orgs have created a new contest that is offering five grand to five winning songwriter contestants. The deadline is fast approaching though...