Pay up if you play music, stores told

CBC New | April 6, 2010

Some Calgary coffee shops and restaurants have been getting unexpected bills in the mail – for royalties on the music they play in their establishments.

The invoices are being sent by Re:Sound, a Toronto-based, not-for-profit licensing company that claims its mandate is to help musicians get paid when their music recordings are played in public settings.

The group claims that under Canadian copyright law, retail outlets that play recorded music are required to pay licensing fees.

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