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Monday, April 03, 2006

Canadian government launches "Music is my Business" website

Yesterday, Mon. Apr. 3, 2006, The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, announced the launch of the "Music is My Business!" website.

This interactive site is "designed to assist users as they work within the Canadian music industry."

'As the 21st century begins, the development of new technologies is changing the environment and marketplace. This innovative site will allow artists and music-lovers to find a wealth of interesting and practical information about the ever-evolving Canadian music industry,' said Minister Oda.

The website will enable users to study the music industry's various revenue streams. For example, it will explain how funds are distributed after the sale of a ticket to a live performance, the broadcast of a piece of music on the radio, or the request of an original musical work by a film producer. The site will also discuss what rights are involved with different transactions and who holds those rights.

I haven't perused it yet but some people think it is the result of some backroom politicking going on. Surprise, surprise. And btw, the backroom antics didn't start yesterday.

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