This tariff decision is a serious setback for the music community in Canada, and for the artists and music companies who invest in their careers. While setting rates for webstreaming services in Canada at less than 10% of the rate the same services pay in the US and other countries, this decision disregards years of agreements freely negotiated between digital music service providers and the music industry.
In light of this, CIMA has joined together with our colleagues at Music Canada, ADISQ and CCMIA to support Re:Sound’s application for judicial review of the Tariff 8 decision. In a show of support, CIMA’s member labels were approached to sign onto the joint statement, alongside the provincial MIAs, major labels, ADISQ member labels and the Canadian Federation of Musicians. We strongly believe that a unified music industry voice would send a strong message to the government on this issue. Over the past few weeks, other organizations like Canadian Music Week, the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Music & the Arts and the East Coast Music Association have joined this important fight.
But these efforts don’t stop at the joint statement. Find out how you can stand up for the music community and voice your opposition to Tariff 8.
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