The Canadian Music Publishers Association is actively pumping Canadian songwriter profiles abroad and the upshot is foreign revenue for domestic writers is ballooning.
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."
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.
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...
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.
The awards recognize the contribution that sync makes to the creative industries in Canada.
Stars shining backstage at the SOCAN Awards. L - R: Ruth B, Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance and Carly Rae Jepsen.