CAPACOA Objects to Re:Sound Tariffs

August 9, 2012 - Re:Sound (formerly the NRCC) has submitted its latest round of proposed tariffs to the Copyright Board, several of which stand to impact Canadian presenters.

With leadership from The Sony Centre and in collaboration with several large performing arts centres as well as PACT (the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres), CAPACOA has added its name on a formal objection submitted yesterday by law firm Hendary and Hayes regarding proposed tariffs 3, 5 (parts A, D, E, I and J) and 6.A.

The proposed tariffs are:

3. Use and Supply of Background Music
5. Use of Recorded Music to Accompany Dance
6. Use of Music to Accompany Live Events

In addition to other concerns, CAPACOA finds the royalty rates excessive, the reporting requirements onerous, and some of the provisions unfair and disproportional. CAPACOA will keep its membership appraised of next steps and new information as it becomes available.


About Re:Sound

Re:Sound is the Canadian not-for-profit music licensing company that collects royalties for artists and record companies for their performance rights. Re:Sound licenses recorded music for public performance, broadcast and new media.


Why you need a license from Re:Sound AND SOCAN for the broadcast or public use of recorded music

Re:Sound represents the rights of artists and record companies (the people who created sound recordings) while SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) does the same for composers and music publishers (the people who created the compositions that are embedded in those sound recordings). Re:Sound and SOCAN are distinct organizations that represent different groups and as such, both are required to be compensated.



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