Music publishers call on Canada to extend its copyright terms

The International Confederation Of Music Publishers swung by good ole Canada last week to suggest – maybe recommend – officially “request” – and possibly politely demand – that the country extend its copyright term for lyrics and musical compositions to life of the creator plus 70 years. It’s currently life plus 50 years in Canada. (CMU)

The CRTC’s New Report on How Canadians Listen and Watch

The 2017 Communications Monitoring Report provides a detailed overview of the Canadian communication industry including revenues, subscriber data, audience measurement, household expenditures, technology penetration and emerging trends and issues. (CRTC)

The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern A Complete History by David McPherson

Like the Queen Street strip that has been its home for seven decades, the Horseshoe Tavern continues to evolve. It remains as relevant today as it did when Jack Starr founded the country music club on the site of a former blacksmith shop, probably the reason it was called The Horseshoe Tavern. From country and rockabilly to rock ‘n’ roll, punk, alt/country, and back to roots music, the venerable live music venue has evolved with the times and trends — always keeping pace with the music. (Cashbox Canada)

Library To Screen ‘Rebel Music: Native America’

The Cotuit Library will screen “Rebel Music: Native America,” one episode of a six-part documentary film series that explores the lives of young people who are using their art and music to ignite social and political change around the world. This segment highlights Native American musicians who are using their art to inspire and transform their communities and the places they travel. (The Enterprise)

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