Thursday, April 27, 2006

Canadian Music Creators Coalition: A New Voice

Well finally a grass roots bunch of higher profile Canadian artists, with "Names" saying what they believe in about the Canadian music scene and forthcoming Copyright Law changes.

Canadian Music Creators Coalition: A New Voice

Timely too is the fact that the CRTC is reviewing the Canadian content regulations, and well, if anyone has been watching, the CRIA on behalf of the big "4" made its representation, then peoing everyone else off. Witness shortly thereafter the resignations of Canadian owned major labels from the CRIA.

The Canadian less, CRIA will have to ponder the right forms of deception before the CRTC to actually not be laughed out of the box. True the CRIA represents Canadian companies owned by foreign companies and they should be heard, but if the stats from Statistics Canada are correct, their core group has done little but cherry pick in Canada, marketing 35 new foreign artist releases for every ONE new Canadian artist release.

Only in Canada .... no where else in an English language market is music so dominated by foreign marketeers.

One vote here for CMCC.

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For Canadians who like to hear their own music, and have our own culture develop musically, its a "have to" to do. Well beyond a "need to" to do.

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