Friday, October 26, 2007

SOCAN Tariff 22.A (Copyright Board of Canada)

This new Tariff was petitioned by the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN), successfully, before the Copyright Board of Canada. The Board recently released its decision on October 18, 2007. The decision dealing with Online Music Services can be found here in PDF format and is rather long, but here's the gist:
  • Online music retailers will now be subject to the new tariff on downloaded music files.
    The new tariff allows SOCAN to collect 3.1 per cent on the sale of each song downloaded from online commercial music sites like Apple's
    iTunes Music Store or the Canadian service Puretracks.

Personally, I use Zunior...

Now, if I could only get published and sell a song, then maybe these downloads would translate into some cash in my pocket... Dare to dream...

3 comments:

pinball king said...

I can't believe that songwriters were getting zero royalties for downloads!

Anonymous said...

Lorenzo, check your link to the Tariff 22A .pdf, you have an extra 'http' in there which is no good...

Renz said...

thanks anonymous...

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