Monday, July 7, 2014

Record Labels Opposed to Tariff 8 (so far)

604 Records
Adagio Music
Aporia Records
Aqua Sound Entertainment
Awesome Music
Boompa Records
Boonsdale Records
Borealis Records
C-Weed Band
Coalition Music
La Compagnie Larivée Cabot Champagne
Cordova Bay Entertainment Group
Crystal Math Music Group
Curve Music
Dare To Care
Dine Alone Records
Disques Artic
Equator Music
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Greg Kavanagh Music
Groundswell Music
Independent Digital Licensing Agency
Instinct Musique
Justin Time Records
Kelp Records
Linus Entertainment
Maple Music Recordings
MDM Recordings
Mr. Label
Nettwerk Music Group
Opak Media
Paper Bag Records
Play Records/Play Digital
Productions Benannah
Royalty Records
Remedy Music
Secret City Records
Six Shooter Records
Sonic Envy
Sonic Records
Sonic Unyon
Sony Music Entertainment Canada
Sparks Music
Stomp Records
Stony Plain Records
The Children's Group
Tonic Records
True North Records
Universal Music Canada
URBNET Records
Warner Music Canada
Wax Records

The Copyright Board of Canada has recently set one of the worst royalty rates in the world to music streaming. It’s called Tariff 8. And it means that musicians around the world will be paid 90% less when their music is streamed by Canadian consumers.

On June 16, 2014, a group of more than 70 music organizations from across the country released a joint statement in support of Re:Sound's Application for Judicial Review of the Copyright Board's Tariff 8 decision setting royalty rates for webcasting services in Canada.

The Tariff 8 decision is a serious setback for the music community in Canada, for artists and the music companies who invest in their careers. The decision discards years of agreements freely negotiated between digital music service providers and the music industry and sets rates for music web streaming services in Canada that are less than 10% of the rates that the same services pay in the United States and many other countries.

We need to talk about Tariff 8. I Stand For Music was created as a space for all of us to amplify our voices in opposition to Tariff 8, and to show our support for Canada’s music community.

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