Canadian Recording Industry Assn

  1. Canadian Music Industry Perseveres In Challenging Times

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST With CD sales falling faster than digital sales rise and with layoffs at Canada's major labels, many executives in the country's music business are worried about the implications of a continued decline in the music industry. Much of the ...

  2. Publishers May Appeal Block On 'iPod Tax'

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Collecting society the Canadian Private Copying Collective says it may appeal against a court ruling which has blocked its efforts to obtain compensation for music creators through extending Canada's private-copying levy to cover "digita ...

  3. Canadian Indies Exit CRIA

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Artists represented include Sum 41, Rush. Six leading Canadian independent labels have resigned from Canada's music trade association, the Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA). The six companies are: Anthem Records, True North Records, Li ...

  4. Canada Music Sales Hit By P2P Swapping

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Net music sales in Canada declined in 2005 by C$23 million ($20.3 million), or 4%, to $608.7 ($553.4 million) million, the Canadian Recording Industry Assn. reported today (March 2). Net music sales in Canada declined in 2005 by C$23 million ($20. ...

  5. Canadian Music Biz Caught In Web

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Canada's recording industry in 2003 faced bleak sales thanks to illegal Internet downloading of music product, Statistics Canada reported Oct. 26. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Canada's recording industry in 2003 faced bleak sales ...

  6. Intellectual Property Rights Campaign Launched

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT he Canadian Recording Industry Assn. in Toronto launched a national campaign Sept. 29 to protect and promote respect for intellectual property. The plan comes in advance of public hearings later this TORONTO -- The Canadian Recording Industry Assn ...

  7. Intellectual Property Rights Campaign Launched

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT National plan in preparation for fall hearings. The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. in Toronto launched a national campaign today (Sept. 29) to protect and promote respect for intellectual property. The plan comes in advance of public hearings l ...

  8. Canadian Gov't Dismisses Sat-Radio Review

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Liberal Party government cabinet has turned down a request by cultural and trade groups to review the federal broadcast regulator's granting of subscription-radio licenses to satellite radio TORONTO -- Canada's Liberal Part ...

  9. Canadian Labels Call For Tougher Piracy Laws

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of an Australian court ruling that the operators of P2P service Kazaa authorized copyright infringement, Canadian music labels on Sept. 6 urged Ottawa to toughen this country's Internet pi TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In th ...

  10. Canadian Gov't Dismisses Sat-Radio Review

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Liberal Party government cabinet has turned down a request by cultural and trade groups to review the federal broadcast regulator's granting of subscription-radio licenses to satellite radio Canada's Liberal Party governmen ...

  11. Canadian Music Industry Wants Sat-Radio Review

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The future of satellite radio in Canada remains unclear as a coalition of Canadian music industry organizations on Aug. 31 called on the federal government to proceed with a review of the June 16 deci TORONTO -- The future of satellite radio in Ca ...

  12. Behind the Deal: Canadian Levy On MP3 Players

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The music industry's fight against peer-to-peer copyright infringers is gathering strength in courts around the world. Yet some tech-oriented lawyers and others who disagree with the labels' legal str The music industry's fight agai ...

  13. Canadian Copyright Act Revisions Introduced

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canadian Heritage Minister Liza Frulla and Industry Minister David Emerson introduced long-awaited revisions to Canada's Copyright Act in the House of Commons June 20 before parliament broke for summe TORONTO -- Canadian Heritage Minister Liz ...

  14. Revisions Introduced To Canada's Copyright Act

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canadian Heritage Minister Liza Frulla and Industry Minister David Emerson introduced long-awaited revisions to Canada's Copyright Act in the House of Commons today (June 20) before parliament breaks Canadian Heritage Minister Liza Frulla and ...

  15. Toronto Court Outlines Procedures To Identify File-Sharers

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT TORONTO -- While the Federal Court of Appeal in Toronto May 19 upheld a 2004 Federal Court decision denying record labels' request for the identities of 29 illicit file sharers, it clarified the steps TORONTO -- While the Federal Court of App ...

  16. Toronto Court Upholds File-Sharer Identity Protection

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Decision offers future disclosure opportunities. While the Federal Court of Appeal in Toronto today (May 19) upheld a 2004 Federal Court decision denying the Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) request for the identities of the 29 alleged lar ...

  17. Canadian Gov't Eyes Changes To Copyright Act

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a move welcomed by music labels, the Canadian government on March 24 proposed amendments to the federal Copyright Act designed to strengthen copyright protection in the digital age and clarify the TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In a move w ...

  18. Canada Closer To Updating Copyright Act

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST WIPO treaty ratification expected. The Canadian government is moving forward with plans to introduce legislation to modernize the country's Copyright Act. A bill is expected to be introduced to Parliament this spring. A statement from Industr ...

  19. Canadian Biz Shows Gains

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. reports a slight upturn in music shipments in 2004. CRIA's figures to Canadian retail outlets also indicate the first year-over-year increase in net shipments si The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. repo ...

  20. Canadian Biz Shows Gains

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. reports a slight upturn in music shipments in 2004. CRIA's figures to Canadian retail outlets also indicate the first year-over-year increase in net shipments si The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. repo ...

  21. Canada's Billion-Dollar Culture Deficit Requires New Policy Approach

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian artists have enjoyed unprecedented international critical and commercial success in recent years. From Avril Lavigne to Yann Martel to Denys Arcand, Canadians have won Grammys, Bookers and Os Michael Geist is the Canada Research Chair in ...

  22. Universal's Henderson To Take CRIA Helm

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Graham Henderson, senior VP of business affairs and e-commerce at Universal Music Canada, will replace Brian Robertson as president of the Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA), effective Nov. 15. Graham Henderson, senior VP of business affairs ...

  23. Universal's Henderson To Take CRIA Helm

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Graham Henderson, senior VP of business affairs and e-commerce at Universal Music Canada, is to replace Brian Robertson as president of the Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA), effective Nov. 15. Graham Henderson, senior VP of business affair ...

  24. Universal's Henderson To Take CRIA Helm

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Graham Henderson, senior VP of business affairs and e-commerce at Universal Music Canada, is to replace Brian Robertson as president of the Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA), effective Nov. 15. Graham Henderson, senior VP of business affair ...

  25. CRIA Chief Robertson To Step Down

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brian Robertson will step down next week after three decades as president of the Canadian Recording Industry Assn., sources say. A succesor is expected to be named at that time. Brian Robertson will step down next week after three decades as presi ...

  26. CRIA Chief Robertson To Step Down

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brian Robertson will step down next week after three decades as president of the Canadian Recording Industry Assn., sources say. A succesor is expected to be named at that time. Brian Robertson will step down next week after three decades as presi ...

  27. Canadian Biz Files Arguments Vs. Ruling On ISPs

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) on July 12 filed arguments in its appeal over the March 31 ruling that Internet service providers could not be forced to reveal the identities of subscribe TORONTO -- The Canadian Recording Industry Ass ...

  28. Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withholding Royalties

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out uncl Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withhold ...

  29. Canadian ISPs Win Court Ruling Over Royalties

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Internet service providers may not have to pay royalties to the music industry for files downloaded by their customers, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled June 30. TORONTO -- Internet service providers may not have to pay royalties to the music ind ...

  30. Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 Trillion In 2008

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The global entertainment and media industries generated revenues of $1.23 trillion in 2003, and that figure is expected to grow to $1.67 trillion by 2008, according to a new study issued by PriceWater Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 T ...

  31. ISPs Win Canadian Downloading Case

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Supreme Court ruled today (June 30) that Internet service providers do not have to pay royalties to composers and artists for music downloaded by Web customers. Canada's Supreme Court ruled today (June 30) that Internet service ...

  32. ISPs Win Canadian Downloading Case

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Supreme Court ruled today (June 30) that Internet service providers do not have to pay royalties to composers and artists for music downloaded by Web customers. Canada's Supreme Court ruled today (June 30) that Internet service ...

  33. Canadian Download Store Launches

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian phone giant BCE Inc. began offering about 250,000 songs for downloading on its Sympatico.ca Web site yesterday (May 13). Canadian phone giant BCE Inc. began offering about 250,000 songs for downloading on its Sympatico.ca Web site yesterd ...

  34. Canadian Download Store Launches

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian phone giant BCE Inc. began offering about 250,000 songs for downloading on its Sympatico.ca Web site yesterday (May 13). Canadian phone giant BCE Inc. began offering about 250,000 songs for downloading on its Sympatico.ca Web site yesterd ...

  35. Canadian Biz Back Calls to Overhaul C'right Law

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee report which calls for an immediate overhaul of the country's copyright law. Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee repor ...

  36. Canadian Biz Back Calls to Overhaul C'right Law

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee report which calls for an immediate overhaul of the country's copyright law. Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee repor ...

  37. Canada To Get Local Version Of Napster

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This summer, the Napster 2.0 digital-music service will become the first on-demand subscription service available to Canadian music consumers. Napster, a division of Roxio, Inc., will offer Canadian c This summer, the Napster 2.0 digital-music ser ...

  38. Canadian Biz Files Appeal In ISP Case

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) filed an appeal today (April 13) of the Federal Court of Canada's recent ruling that Internet Service Providers did not have to reveal the identitities of The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRI ...

  39. Canadian Biz Files Appeal In ISP Case

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) filed an appeal today (April 13) of the Federal Court of Canada's recent ruling that Internet Service Providers did not have to reveal the identitities of The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRI ...

  40. CRIA To Appeal ISP Ruling

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Recording Industry Assn (CRIA) plans to appeal a recent decision by the Toronto federal court that blocks CRIA from obtaining the names of alleged illegal file-sharers. TORONTO--The Canadian Recording Industry Assn (CRIA) plans to app ...

  41. Recouping E-Royalties Made Easier

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES--Thanks to a simplified application process, producers are having an easier time recouping their share of webcasting and satellite transmission royalties of their recordings. <br clear="no NLRB Dismisses 'Virtual Music ...

  42. Canada Court Nixes File-Sharing Motion By Biz

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Canada's Federal Court in Toronto today (March 31) ruled against a motion by the Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) that would have allowed the body to begin suing individuals who upload unautho Canada's Federal Court in Toronto to ...

  43. Canadian ISPs Asked To Disclose File-Sharer Identities

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) has filed motions in the Federal Court of Canada to require five Canadian Internet service providers to disclose the identities of large-scale pirates who TORONTO--The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. ...

  44. EC Throws Monkey Wrench In Sony-BMG Merger

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST ELW brings to you weekly updates and analysis on entertainment law and news. EC Throws Monkey Wrench In Sony-BMG Merger IFPI Sues Belgian ISP In Copyright Action Broadcast Indecency Fines May Skyrocket Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel Set Frenc ...

  45. Canadian Biz Seeking User IDs From ISPs

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) has filed motions in federal court to require five Canadian Internet service providers to disclose the identities of large-scale pirates who the organizati The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) h ...