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    SOCAN and CARAS Call on Music Users to Support Fair & Legal Music Licensing

    March 10, 2024 The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has stepped ahead to stand behind fair and legal music licensing to make the 2024 JUNO Awards and JUNO Week become the first major awards event to be Licensed To Play…

    Music Canada Applauds Supreme Court Decision in CBC v. SODRAC

    November 27, 2024 Music Canada welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision today in the CBC v. SODRAC case which reaffirms that a copy of a recording has value for which creators must be fairly compensated. The Supreme Court has determined that broadcasters must pay…

    Music Canada Applauds Federal Budget’s Intention to Amend Term of Copyright

    April 22, 2024 Music Canada applauds the Government of Canada’s 2024 Budget for announcing the intention to amend the term of copyright for sound recordings from 50 to 70 years. “By proposing to extend the term of copyright in recorded music, Prime Minister…

    The Funny Thing About Satire, Part II – Changes to Canadian Copyright

    October 22, 2024 This article is a continuation and conclusion of a piece that appears in the current (O ctober 2024) print issue of Broadcaster Magazine, entitled Parody and Satire Added to Canada’s Fair Dealing Defence, written by Doug Murray, assisted by Marco…

    Nelvana Licenses Content to KidsCo

    November 23, 2024 KidsCo, the international children’s television channel, today announced it has licensed a slate of new content from Nelvana, including Beyblade, Grossology, Rolie Polie Olie, Jacob Two-Two and Babar. The content acquired from Nelvana, which is owned by KidsCo joint-venture partner,…

    SOCAN Unveils New Brand Identity

    January 30, 2024 Eric Baptiste, CEO of SOCAN, today unveiled the music performing rights organization’s refreshed brand identity, including a new logo. SOCAN’s new brand will be reflected in the design and content of all of its marketing and communications materials, as well…

    CWC To Launch Executive Courses on Digital Convergence

    August 3, 2024 Canadian Women in Communications  and Digital Theory Media Consulting are pleased to announce the launch the second installment of the Digital Convergence Executive Series, featuring three all-new full day courses taking place in the fall of 2024. Digital technology is…

    CRTC Approves CRFC Structural and Operational Plan

    July 20, 2024 The Community Radio Fund of Canada is pleased to announce that the CRTC has approved the Structural and Operational Plan and the “CRFC CCD Program: Developing Canadian Local Content” (Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2024-431). In addition to describing the fund’s…

    Creators Establish Principles for Copyright Reform

    June 7, 2024 As the new government gets down to the business of governing, a group representing more than 100,000 professional creators has laid out key principles and suggestions to guide the government as it prepares new copyright legislation. The practical ideas being…

    Tariffs Proposed for Satellite Radio, Background Music

    July 29, 2024 Canadian music licensing company Re:Sound Music has proposed a Satellite Radio Tariff 4 for 2024.   The proposal, which was filed with the Copyright Board of Canada on March 31, 2024, is a renewal of the current Satellite Radio Tariff,…