Projects

In 2017, Re:Sound partnered with other organisations on a number of projects to help meet our strategic goals and strengthen the Canadian music ecosystem. All these projects are aimed at driving efficiencies, improving data, and using technology to improve things for creators. 

Bell DMDS

Beginning as a pilot program with CHUM FM, Re:Sound worked with Bell Media and Music Canada to align terrestrial broadcast data with digital infrastructure through implementing ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) requirements.

The automation of existing music content into Bell’s distribution tools has allowed us to streamline sound recording data within the Canadian ecosystem, ensuring all music industry stakeholders are served with efficiency, transparency, and accountability, while setting a new industry standard for data reporting. ISRCs are automatically attached to new tracks from major and independent label partners, eliminating manual processes. 

SOCAN Joint Portal Pilot

Building off our Core Rights partnership with SOCAN in 2016, we launched a joint portal pilot project to serve 397 Reception and Convention venues in Ontario in Fall 2017.

This project has provided these businesses with a single point of contact, and a simpler and more straightforward licensing process for their use of recorded music. As a one-stop shop, businesses can report and pay their quarterly fees for both Re:Sound and SOCAN in one place. As a single point to obtain necessary licenses, this portal aims to provide greater transparency, clarity, and efficiency to all businesses that use music, no matter their size or industry.

Project Revelation II: CONNECT & Re:Sound Portals

CONNECT and Re:Sound have been working together to streamline the data flow for distribution since 2016.

In 2016, by simplifying distribution methodology and eliminating duplication in processes, we reduced administration fees to CONNECT’s members by one-third. In 2017 we launched a new portal for Re:Sound’s direct assignors. We used this as an opportunity to streamline CONNECT’s portal by using the same technology, reducing the need to maintain and support two back-end systems. Consolidating this process continues to improve service to members, including additional money being available to rights holders, and better online functionality.

DDEX (Digital Data Exchange)

DDEX (Digital Data Exchange) is a consortium of digital media, music and tech companies focused on creating international standards for all parts of the digital supply chain.

Re:Sound co-hosted the Plenary and a DDEX Open Session in November 2017 with SOCAN. Both events were well attended by people from around the world, and it provided an opportunity for Canadian labels to participate in the process for the first time. Continued involvement with the DDEX technical groups will ensure that the Canadian perspective is considered.

5th Annual Re:Wind Benefit Concert

We set a record high of $32,000 in support of Unison Benevolent Fund’s work – it was not only our biggest event yet, but the largest third party donation to Unison to date!

With the help of our friends at SOCAN, CMRRA, Sony Music, and our own staff band, this year’s benefit concert featured famous songs of the 90s. From one-hit wonders to rock anthems and soundtrack favourites…it rocked! We set a record high of $32,000 raised in support of Unison Benevolent Fund’s work. It was our biggest event yet, and the largest third-party donation ever received by Unison!

Timeline

Re:Wind 2013

One Company

Re:Sound


Performers

Mike Butlin Band,

Fine Canadian Forces,

Villainest,

Fallon’s band,

acoustic opening set by Alison Porter

Charity

Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund


Theme

Staff Bands


Venue

Clinton’s

Re:Wind 2014

One Company

Re:Sound


Performers

Fallon, a collection of house bands + 4 sets

Charity

Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund


Theme

One-Hit Wonders


Venue

Clinton’s

Re:Wind 2015

Three Companies

Re:Sound

CMRRA

SOCAN


Performers

3 bands, 4 sets,

36 singers, musicians & DJs

Charity

Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund


Theme

Canadian Content


Venue

Adelaide Hall

Re:Wind 2016

Four Companies

Re:Sound

CMRRA

SOCAN

Music Canada


Performers

4 bands, 5 sets,

37 singers, musicians & DJs

Charity

Unison Benevolent Fund


Theme

Music Through The Decades


Venue

Revival Bar

Re:Wind 2017

Five Companies

Re:Sound

CMRRA

SOCAN

Sony Music Canada

Music Canada (guest DJs)


Performers

4 bands, 5 sets + guest DJs,

40 singers, musicians & DJs

Charity

Unison Benevolent Fund


Theme

Back to the 1990s/Re:Sound Anniversary


Venue

Revival Bar

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