Steven Page and other members of the CMCC at the Horseshoe

Canadian musicians: "we don't want to sue our fans!"

The Canadian Music Creators Coalition, a new group representing dozens of nationally and internationally prominent Canadian music artists, held a press conference today at the Horseshoe Tavern. They outlined three major policy points they want to highlight to the Harper government:

1. Making it easier for record label to sue music fans is ultimately counterproductive to growing a strong Canadian music community.

2. Digital Rights Management systems (DRMs) that interfere with consumers' ability to enjoy their music the way they want erodes the trust of real music fans.

3. Canadian cultural policy should support Canadian artists and music fans ahead of internationally owned corporate record labels.

More information on the group and their goals can be found at http://www.anewvoice.ca/

DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE PRESS CONFERENCE (9 MB MP3 file)


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