Pressure is on Canadian politicians to do something about foreign companies not contributing to Canadian music

We’re still waiting for the federal government to say something about Bill C-11 (nee Bill C-10), a series of laws that will overhaul so much of the Canadian cultural landscape, including radio and streaming. This ad appears in today’s edition of The Hill Times, which bills itself as “Canada’s politics and government newspaper.”

The ad, which appears in both English and French, is undersigned by SOCAN, ADISQ, APEM, the Canadian Independent Music Association, the Screen Composers Guild of Canada, SPACQ, Music Publishers Canada, and Songwriters.ca. They want the feds to do something after kicking this can down the road for years.

I’d heard that there was a push to make an announcement by the end of March. They’ve got two days.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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