Friday, July 20, 2007

SOCAN gets in your hair...

SOCAN is sending letters to salons countrywide "reminding them that under Canadian copyright law, they are supposed to pay royalties for playing recorded music on their premises.
And that's got some people stickier than a well-coiffed beehive."


The entire Globe and Mail article is here. I'm with SOCAN on this one... the salons are in the service business and, by their own admission, the music really sets the mood and adds to the salon experience... Deriving that added benefit from the music, and a benefit that adds commercially to their enterprise, should be moral basis enough for SOCAN to enforce the licensing fees...

1 comment:

Pinball King said...

I had a record store and they tried to get a payment for the music I played in my store. It's ridiculous to charge someone to play records they have already purchased. Only a venue where people pay to hear the music should have to pay royalties, like a club or a concert.

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