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Canada moves forward with local quotas for streaming services

The government is moving forward with legislation that will require audio and video streaming services to feature more local content.
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SOCAN financials reveal 6% increase in its 2021 collections

Canadian collecting society SOCAN has published its latest financial results, revealing that its collections grew by 6% in 2021 to $416m.
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SOCAN and PPL reveal their latest music collections figures

SOCAN in Canada and PPL in the UK are the latest collecting societies to publish figures on the payouts they are making to members.
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B2B music firm Bopper turns to the crowd for latest funding

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.
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YouTube Music app will be audio-only for free users in Canada

There’s a bit more clarity about the full changes that YouTube Music is introducing, initially in Canada with a global rollout to follow.
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YouTube Music gets background listening for free users in Canada

Record labels are very keen for YouTube to migrate a greater share of its more than two billion monthly music users to paid subscriptions. One of the features dangled as temptation has been the ability to play music...
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Startup Singdaptive would like to teach the world to sing

Based in Canada, Singdaptive has just emerged from a year-long beta of a service that teaches people to sing with a roster of 21 vocal coaches.
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Twitter officially launches Super Follows with three tiers

Twitter has officially launched its 'Super Follows' feature, which will enable users to charge monthly subscriptions for 'subscriber-only content'.
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One Drop and MapleStream are very focused streaming services

Will streaming services focused on particular genres or geographies ever be more than a niche? A growing number of services giving it a go.
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Socan sells royalty-collecting firm Audiam to Sesac

Royalty collections firm Audiam has a new owner, although the old one isn't completely decoupling from its business.
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Researchers create an AI that writes lyrics for your music

Researchers in Canada have created a system called LyricJam which aims to take live instrumental music and create lyrics for it on the fly.
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Big Bang Reads: How a Canadian Punjabi hip-hop song became Spotify India’s biggest hit

Big Bang Music is writing a series of guest columns for Music Ally’s readers to help you understand the latest trends in India. In this latest piece, Music Ally contributor Amit Gurbaxani explains how a Canadian Punjabi...