After 10 years of leading licensing collective Re:Sound: Music, its president, Ian MacKay, has announced he will be leaving the organisation at the
Re: Sound and the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) say they are ready to launch a B2B joint venture known as En
Performance rights org Re:Sound reports preliminary figures show income for 2018 has topped $50M with foreign income up 38 percent over 2017.
Canada’s music licensing body Re:Sound posted double-digit growth in its latest fiscal 2017 report with revenues up $7.2-million or 16% to $53.4-m
While Re:Sound president Ian MacKay says that eliminating Canadian Copyright Act exemptions would return $100M to creators and labels, songwriter Maia Davies says a friend of hers who wrote three Drake tracks can't afford to pay his rent because the songs weren't singles.
The Re:Wind fundraiser (pictured) is a smash hit, Barenaked Ladies get their Day in Toronto, and Juno submissions open. Others in the news include CIMA, MusicOntario, Sheepdogs, Led Zeppelin, CMAOntario, Whitehorse, Myriad3, Jess Moskaluke, Basement Revolver, Don McLean, Max Kerman, TBS, Slim Jim Phantom, and farewells to Kim Larsen and Charles Aznavour. Videos supplied for your enjoyment.
Led by President Ian MacKay, the rights org has a team of committed people working incredibly hard to improve the lot of musicians, record labels large and small and fighting the good fight on their behalf.
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.
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.
The organization licensed 3000 new businesses and collected more than 17,000 payments. The rights collections agency also processed over 100M sound performance plays in the year.