Last week on Canada AM there was a segment about Re:Sound, the Canadian not-for-profit music licensing company that is dedicated to obtaining fair compensation for artists and record companies for their performance rights.
In the short piece it mentioned how Re:Sound was sending out bills to restaurants across Canada for playing music in their establishments. According to Tariff No. 3 – Use and Supply of Background Music Re:Sound charges a yearly fee for playing music in your business based on either the capacity of your establishment or the square footage. This law was proposed in 2002 and as such they can charge retroactively back to January 1,2003. This applies to whether you played music from a computer, satellite, iPod, or CDs.
|Don’t let this happen to you!|
Solution? A background music provider, such as Couture Media! As part of our service we pay royalty fees such as Re:Sound and SOCAN in Canada or ASCAP, BMI and SoundExchange in the U.S. on your behalf. No more paperwork or yearly filings, we take care of it all!
Background music providers not only take care of your music royalty fees but also take away the stress of finding the right music to play in your establishment. At Couture Media, we specialize in custom branded playlists… we develop a music channel that plays the right music to identify with your brand and targets your core demographic. For the price that you would pay for royalty rights alone, you could also have your very own custom “radio station” for your business….now that’s a bargain!
Contact us today if you’re tired of paying royalty fees and want a hassle-free music service, we’re here to help!