The Redeye Complex


Friday, July 20, 2007
Paying for playing.

The Globe runs a reminder that where music is played requires it to be paid for.
The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, known as 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.
I like this quote...
SOCAN's Anne Richard said the law has always required hairdressers and barbers to pay for playing CDs, MP3s or other recordings in public. "They just didn't know about it."
Last year, they went after dentists. This year hair salons. Ian, next year studio photographers! You watch.

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