Re:Sound Goes Live with New Fairness for Music Creators Web Portal
Re:Sound is calling for the Copyright Act to be amended in three areas to ensure that all Canadian music creators receive fair and equitable compensation.
Re:Sound, the non-profit performance rights organization in Canada that collects and administers Neighbouring Rights royalties on behalf of recording artists, has gone live with its new Fairness for Music Creators web portal.
The way that Canadians are listening to music is continually evolving and the music industry is changing to meet those needs, but current Canadian legislation hasn’t. Through the Fairness for Music Creators (FFMC) campaign, Re:Sound continues to urge the Government of Canada to update the Copyright Act to meet 21st century realities and ensure that creators can make a living in the Canadian music industry.
The Copyright Act’s purpose is to ensure that creators are fairly compensated for the use of their work. However, the current legislation leaves out thousands of music creators and denies them royalties.
Re:Sound is calling for the Copyright Act to be amended in three areas to ensure that all Canadian music creators receive fair and equitable compensation:
1. Amend the definition of a sound recording to allow performers and record labels to be fairly and equitably compensated when their music is performed in movies, television, and other audio-visual content.
2. Remove the unfair $1.25M exemption from the Canadian Copyright Act so radio stations can fairly compensate Canadian performers and makers for their work.
3. Update the Private Copying regime to be technologically neutral in support of the Canadian Private Copying Collective.
To learn more, download the FFMC info cards and find out how you can get involved, visit www.resound.ca/FFMC.