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Canada's new Government shows support of Canadian music

Written by Ben Reid @ 06 Apr 2007 8:48 User comments (1)

Canada's new Government shows support of Canadian music Canada's new Government has pledged $650,000 funding to Vancouver-based record label Nettwerk Productions.
The company's CEO famously blasted the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)'s tactic of tracing and suing music fans caught sharing music on P2P networks. "My artists would never sue a fan," said Terry McBride back in August of last year. "I want those fans to share that music. When [the original] Napster hit, we had the same knee-jerk reaction that everyone else did: 'Who are these kids, let's get them and sue them.' But after a while we realized that they were no different than I was when I was as a teenager, just looking to consume as much music as possible."

Of the cash-injection by the Government, Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Chuck Strahl said, "I am proud that our Government is supporting Nettwerk Productions' efforts to develop, promote and distribute works by talented Canadian songwriters such as Sarah McLachlan, the Be Good Tanya, the Great Lake Swimmers and many others."

The contribution enables and encourages the growth and development of Canadian artists. Nettwerk's roster of artists includes, as well as the aforementioned, global stars such as Avril Lavigne, Barenaked Ladies, Dido & Sum 41.


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16.4.2007 20:25

Good to see our country isn't going down the gutter any time soon, at least in the music department.

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