20th Anniversary Timeline

1997-2018

1997

The Canadian Copyright Act is amended to acknowledge the essential contribution of artist and record companies in the creation of sound recordings.

NRCC is founded. (Founding members are Artisti, CONNECT, MROC, ACTRA RACS and SOPROQ).

1998

MuchMoreMusic launches in Canada

1999

Celine Dion wins four Grammy Awards for “My Heart Will Go On”

NRCC’s first tariff is certified:

T1A (Commercial Radio)

2000

Napster founded

T1C (CBC) certified

2001

1st iPod launches in October

Flow 93.5 becomes Canada’s first urban music station

2002

Napster shuts down

T2 (Pay Audio) certified

2003

Apple opens the iTunes music store, selling 1M songs in the first week

2004

Shania Twain’s “Up!” certified 2x Diamond in Canada

2005

Pandora Radio launches

YouTube created by three former PayPal employees

2006

Polaris Music Prize established

T3 (Background Music) certified

2007

1st iPhone launched, combining mobile, wireless and music capabilities

2009

T4 (Satellite Radio) certified

K’Naan’s song “Waving Flag” named as theme song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup

2010

NRCC becomes Re:Sound

Rdio music streaming service launches in Canada

2011

365-day reporting required for commercial radio stations that can provide it

T6A (Dance) certified

2012

Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” is certified 8x Platinum

T5.A-G (Live Events) certified

T6.B (Fitness) certified

Re:Sound signs bilateral agreement with SoundExchange

2013

Re:Sound’s 1st benefit concert runs in Toronto benefiting Canadian Music Therapy Trust

2014

Google Play and Spotify launch in Canada

WPPT ratified in Canada

T8 (Webcasting) certified

2015

Mr. Peter Steinmetz joins Re:Sound as Independent Chair

Music has Value research and report launches

2016

Music Canada launches the new Single Award, which combines on-demand streams with digital download and physical single sales

Sony Music Canada joins Re:Sound as a member

2017

Re:Sound celebrates 20th anniversary

Canada sets highest vinyl sales record since 1997

Re:Wind raises largest third party donation for Unison Benevolent Fund to date at $32,000

Warner and Universal Music Canada join Re:Sound as members

T6.C (Adult Entertainment) certified (previously covered under 6.A)

T5.H-K (Live Events) certified

365-day reporting is required for all commercial radio stations

2018

Much more to come!

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