Songwriters, Publishers Call For Ratification Canada-US-Mexico Deal To Close Major Canadian Copyright Loophole

A loophole in Canada’s copyright act means that songs in that country lose copyright protection a full twenty years earlier than the rest of the world.

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SoundExchange says UK, France, Japan, Canada, AU, NL Underpay US Artists $170M Annually

SoundExchange toady filed comments asking the U.S. Trade Representative to take action against six countries that discriminate against American music creators. The six countries – UK, France, Australia, Japan, the. Continue reading

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Polaris Music Prize Founder Steve Jordan Is Stepping Down

 Steve Jordan, the founder and executive director of Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize, has announced that he will be stepping down. Following his exit, Jordan will continue to serve in. Continue reading

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Canadian Music Publishers Association Unveils Rebrand, Programming

The Canadian Music Publishers Association has today (Oct. 29) announced that it has rebranded to Music Publishers Canada. According to the organization, the rebrand includes a refreshed logo, social media. Continue reading

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Haviah Mighty Wins Polaris Music Prize 2019

Haviah Mighty has won the Polaris Music Prize 2019 for her album "13th Floor."  The Prize, which was presented in Toronto by CBC Music, goes to the best Canadian album. Continue reading

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Ian MacKay To Leave Canadian PRO Re:Sound

Canadian nonprofit performance rights organization Re:Sound says that its longtime President Ian MacKay will exit his role at the organization at the end of the year.

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Canadian Independent Music Association Gets $20M From Federal Government

The Canadian Independent Music Association has been awarded $20 million the federal government over the next two years for the Canada Music Fund. The CMF has been a critical source. Continue reading

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JUNO Award Winners 2019: The Full Winner List

The Juno Awards, Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC took over Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario last weekend to celebrate Canada's annual biggest night if music.

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SOCAN Reports A Record Breaking Year

Canadian rights organization SOCAN published their preliminary results for 2018, revealing that the year was a record-breaker for the Canadian music industry. The PRO recorded record total revenues of $374. Continue reading

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RPM Music Distribution Shuts Down Without Warning

RPM music distribution has shut down without warning. The Concord, Ontario based company whose distribution and one-stop clients include independent labels Concord, eOne, Drag City and Rough Trade. A letter. Continue reading

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