LyricFind gets government funding to spread Canadian lyrics
Lyrics firm LyricFind has found a new source of funding: money from the Department of Canadian Heritage Creative Export Canada program. It’ll be used in a two-year project to support “the licensing, transcription and...
July 4, 2019
Country Profile – Canada 2019
YouTube boasts immense strength in Canada but it is partly responsible for the slow adoption of subscription streaming as the country’s music industry aims to improve the revenue disparity for Canadian creators
July 1, 2019
SOCAN set a new record for royalty payouts in 2018
Perhaps we should start asking some pointed questions to any collecting society or label that *isn’t* announcing record royalties and/or payouts. New milestones are being set by the week in 2019, it seems. Canadian collecting...
June 19, 2019
Nielsen: Canadian music consumption grew by 21% in 2018
Research firm Nielsen published its 2018 figures for the US recorded-music market earlier this week, but it has also put out some numbers for Canada. The topline stat: total ‘album equivalent audio consumption’ was up...
January 10, 2019
Amazon Music Unlimited launches in Canada
The latest frontier for Amazon’s Music Unlimited streaming service is Canada, where it went live yesterday. Amazon is offering a free 90—day trial of its premium subscription tier to Canadians, after which Prime members...
September 27, 2018
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...
August 1, 2018
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...
June 21, 2018
Country Profile – Canada 2018
Propelled along by a steady growth in audio streaming, Canada’s music industry is enjoying a strong second half to the decade… though it has one eye on improving its standing in the YouTube-dominated VOD sector
June 7, 2018
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...
July 19, 2017
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...
June 29, 2017
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’...
February 17, 2017