Radio & Television

TARIFFS: Radio repro tariffs set; CAB files judicial review submission on SOCAN’s

OTTAWA – Canadian radio stations now know what their CMRRA/SODRAC (CSI) commercial radio tariffs are for the years 2005 and 2006. Negotiated between the Canadian Association of Broadcasters and CSI, most tariff provisions continue unchanged, but the 2006 tariff now covers revenues from Internet simulcast. CMRRA, stands for the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency, which issues licenses to users of the reproduction right in copyrighted music. Licensees pay royalties to these licenses to CMRRA (and SODRAC, its French-language equivalent) which, in turn, distributes the proceeds to its publisher clients. The publisher then distributes the songwriter's portion of such revenues to...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.