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Canadian collecting society Socan acquires Sodrac

Socan is getting its wallet out again: this time the collecting society has closed its acquisition of fellow Canadian organisation Sodrac (the Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers). Socan...
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Socan collected $352m to songwriters and publishers in 2017

Canadian collecting society Socan is the latest industry entity to reveal encouraging growth in 2017. It collected $352m in royalties for songwriters, composers and publishers last year, up 8% year-on-year which thus reflects...
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Country Profile – Canada 2018

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Assembly offers dashboard for influencer-marketing campaigns

Influencer marketing is a growing area of marketing activity for labels, as they try to build buzz around artists by forging partnerships with (well, paying) influential online-video and social personalities. Now a Canadian...
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Canada ruling could force Google to remove ‘illegal’ sites

Equustek hasn’t been on Music Ally’s radar before, as industrial automation solutions aren’t quite our editorial bag. However, a ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada involving the company is making major waves in...
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Copyright report dings Canada as piracy ‘safe haven’

Oh Canada! The liberal world continues to flutter its eyes at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, but music and movie rightsholders aren’t so impressed with his country’s copyright regime. The latest ‘watch list’...
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SoundExchange and SOCAN payouts set records in 2016

Figures for 2016 are coming in thick and fast, with US performance-royalties body SoundExchange and Canadian collecting society SOCAN both announcing their payout stats yesterday. SoundExchange saw its payouts grow by...
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CISAC collected €7.5bn in music royalties last year

The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) has published its annual collections report, outlining the royalties it collected for creators in 2015. The total was €8.6bn, up 8.9% year-on-year....
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Facebook Messenger getting chat-room feature

We’ve written a lot about Facebook Messenger’s billion-plus users and its chatbots functionality in recent months. Here’s something new though: a feature called Rooms which has soft-launched in Australia and Canada....
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French e-tailer Cdiscount launches Cstream service

We knew this was coming as B2B firm 7digital flagged it in its recent trading update, but French online retailer Cdiscount has now launched a music-streaming service. Well, more than music: Cstream combines music, videos...
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Instagram says it now has 500k advertisers

Instagram has announced that it now has more than 500,000 active advertisers on its platform. Strong growth, given that Facebook’s photo and video-sharing app only opened up its ads platform a year ago, and grew to 200,000...
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Oculus Rift arrives in Europe and Canada next month

Oculus Rift, the VR headset company that Facebook bought for $2bn in 2014, has confirmed that it will be available in the UK from 20th September.