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Re:Sound, SOCAN launch joint venture

Music licensing organizations Re:Sound and the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada have formed a new business entity called Entandem. The joint venture is intended to simplify the licensing of recorded and live music by retailers, restaurants, nightclubs and other companies that play music for customers. It will go into operation in July. The system began as a pilot project in 2017 that offered combined music licensing from both organizations via a website.

“Re: Sound and SOCAN getting together for Entandem means a strengthened ability to reach more businesses that should be paying both music licenses that provide vital support to music creators, especially the emerging and middle-class ones,” said SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste. “By making the process easier, we expect stronger engagement across the country and, with that, increased realization of earned royalties for Canada's songwriters, composers, publishers, labels and performers.”

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