If you want a classic good cop / bad cop narrative this morning, read Spotify’s presentation at a hearing this week in Canada.
Fresh from raising $65m of new funding in August, Dice is expanding further in North America. Specifically it’s launching in Canada.
Music Canada has added its voice to the debate around the country’s new ‘Bill C-11’ legislation – also known as the Online Streaming Act.
Research firm Luminate presented some of its latest data on Canada at the recent Canadian Music Week conference in Toronto.
With a booming digital music industry and huge domestic stars, Canada looks like one of the most successful music markets globally. Will it also prove to be a pioneer in the promotion of local content on streaming services?
Cohen said that there would be “unintended consequences” of the bill, which he believes is trying to use legal tools designed for “push” media like radio to on-demand services like YouTube.
Last year, we reported on efforts in Canada to compel audio and video streaming services to feature a greater proportion of Canadian content.
There’s still a lot of NFTs potential to be explored, and the latest example comes from a partnership between Igloofest and Mega Labs.
The government is moving forward with legislation that will require audio and video streaming services to feature more local content.
Canadian collecting society SOCAN has published its latest financial results, revealing that its collections grew by 6% in 2021 to $416m.
SOCAN in Canada and PPL in the UK are the latest collecting societies to publish figures on the payouts they are making to members.
Bopper, one of the startups trying to shake up the way music is licensed for ads and branded content, is raising $2m of funding to continue growing.