Q&A WITH IAN MACKAY, PRESIDENT OF RE:SOUND MUSIC LICENSING COMPANY
CIMA President Stuart Johnston recently asked Ian MacKay, President of Re:Sound Music Licensing Company, to discuss his organization’s work on behalf of artists and record companies, and how independent labels can ensure they are compensated for their performance rights. Johnston is a member of Re:Sound’s board of directors, representing Canada’s independent music community.
SJ: For CIMA members not familiar with your organization, what is Re:Sound?
IM: Re:Sound is the Canadian not-for-profit music licensing company dedicated to obtaining fair compensation for artists and record companies of all sizes for their performance rights. We do this by licensing businesses to use music, including commercial radio stations, satellite radio, restaurants, gyms and just about any type of business that uses music. What that means for labels and artists is that Re:Sound advocates on their behalf, collects royalties from the businesses that use music and then distributes those royalties on a track by track basis.
Read the full interview on cimamusic.ca