UK Music Industry Wins In Copyright Case Against Government
In October 2014, the UK Government introduced measures to change the law to enable people to copy copyright material they have lawfully acquired for their own private and personal use. The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), the Musicians' Union (MU) and UK Music opposed these measures because it would not provide fair compensation to rightsholders. BASCA, MU and UK Music won a ruling in the High Court against the UK Government deeming the changes unlawful.
SAC SongWorks Pro Song Chosen for Pan Am Games
Music Creators North America Open Letter
The Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC) as a member organization of Music Creators North America (MCNA) is a signatory to an open letter to the U.S. Department of Justice.
John Welsman Elected President of the SCGC
Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Announcement
The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame will join the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Collection, on level five of Studio Bell, a floor entirely dedicated to celebrating and recognizing Canadian music creators and artists who have left their mark on this country and beyond.
Song Recapture for Canadians in the U.S.
If you have assigned your songs in the US to a music publisher, you may be able to get them back after 35 years. This is known as copyright recapture.