SOCAN demanding royalties from buskers at SkyTrain stations

The first question I would ask any of all the members of the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada is if they have EVER played someone’s song and not paid them a royalty? (see full story here)

“Musicians and singers who are approved to perform inside the region’s SkyTrain stations were sent a letter in October from the region’s transit authority, informing them they could soon be asked to pay as much as $1,500 annually for a performance licence.

The letter states that Socan — the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada — is demanding royalties for songs being performed in stations.

According to TransLink, those costs could add up to $40,000 a year and will be passed on to the artists.”


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Hey Kady, here’s a Canadian connection or two on Climategate

Yesterday on Power and Politics, CBC’s Kady O’Malley used as part of her lame excuse(s) that the Climategate story had no Canadian connection thus she didn’t report on it. She was being confronted by blogger Adrian McNair (Unambiguously Ambidextrous) that the MSM in Canada hasn’t done due diligence in reporting on this potentially explosive issue. She then went on to say should would welcome any info as she is way to busy sorting through leaked Afghani  reports to do the work herself.

Today Richard Foot of Canwest writes about two Canadian scientists Steve McIntyre and Ross McKitrick whose names appear over and over again in not-to-kind of language in hundreds of  these hacked emails. They are called bozos, morons, playground bullies and the ever reliable lefty fallback, Joe McCarthy” for daring to challenge the Global Warmist data. (see story here)

So, Kady, I’ll leave it with you and look forward to your extensive report…

Also: see my previous post on Adrian’s appearance on Power and Politics here

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