Publishing

Publishing

November 17, 2017
by External Source

The International Confederation of Societies of Authors (CISAC) has announced that creators’ royalties have hit a new record high of C$12.9B worldwide. In Canada, television and radio account for the greater majority of all royalty income, with digital contributing 18 percent.

November 17, 2017
by External Source

The Canadian Music Publishers Association is actively pumping Canadian songwriter profiles abroad and the upshot is foreign revenue for domestic writers is ballooning.

SOCAN Gala Montreal
October 17, 2017
by FYI Staff

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.

Jan V. Matejcek Photo courtesy SOCAN
September 29, 2017
by FYI Staff

The tireless champion of the rights of composers, authors and publishers, he passed away on the weekend.

September 26, 2017
by FYI Staff

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."

September 26, 2017
by External Source

The tariff, which applies to the years 2011-2013, took more than three years to be rendered after the conclusion of the hearing in early 2014 and shrinks payouts to creators.

DJs need to be licensed too
August 30, 2017
by David Farrell

Re:Sound and SOCAN have been quietly working to simplify licensing for businesses by creating a one-stop online portal.

Image: CIMA
August 11, 2017
by FYI Staff

The federal government wants to overhaul the Copyright Board and is asking stakeholders for ideas that can be submitted now through until Sept. 29.

August 2, 2017
by FYI Staff

The two orgs have created a new contest that is offering five grand to five winning songwriter contestants. The deadline is fast approaching though...

July 12, 2017
by External Source

It is expected that a review of Canada's Copyright Act will be announced in the coming eight weeks and it is likely to generate strong debate.

Sync Summit Awards logo
July 3, 2017
by External Source

The awards recognize the contribution that sync makes to the creative industries in Canada.

Classic and future stars shining backstage at the SOCAN Awards. Left to Right: Ruth B, Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance and Carly Rae Jepsen.
June 20, 2017
by Nick Krewen

Stars shining backstage at the SOCAN Awards. L - R: Ruth B, Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance and Carly Rae Jepsen.