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Meeting No. 17
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage met at 11:01 a.m. this day, in Room 228, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Gordon Brown, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Ray Boughen, Gordon Brown, Hon. Stéphane Dion, Rick Dykstra, Ted Falk, Jim Hillyer, Irene Mathyssen, Pierre Nantel, Kennedy Stewart and John Weston.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Michael Dewing, Analyst.


Witnesses: Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences: Allan Reid, Director, MusiCounts. As individuals: Brett Kissel; Louis O'Reilly, Manager, O'Reilly International Inc. Re:Sound Music Licensing Company: Ian MacKay, President. Avalanche Productions and Sound Publishing: Sébastien Nasra, President-Founder, M for Montreal - Mundial Montreal. Artisti and Union des artistes: Richard Petit; Annie Morin, Director.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, December 5, 2013, the Committee resumed its review of the Canadian music industry.

Allan Reid and Brett Kissel made statements and, with Louis O'Reilly, answered questions.


At 12:00 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:05 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Ian MacKay, Sébastien Nasra and Richard Petit and Annie Morin, by videoconference from Montréal, Québec, made statements and answered questions.


At 12:56 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:58 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That the Second Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, which read as follows, be concurred in as amended :

That, in relation to its review of the Canadian music industry, the Committee may invite some of the following potential witnesses:

  • ACTRA Recording Artists’ Collecting Society (ACTRA RACS)
  • Alliance nationale de l’industrie musicale (ANIM)
  • Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA)
  • Archambault
  • Artisti
  • Arts and Crafts, Toronto
  • Association acadienne des artistes professionnelles du Nouveau-Brunswick (AAAPNB)
  • Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique (APCM)
  • Association québécoise de l’industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo (ADISQ)
  • Austin Texas Music Office
  • Avalanche Productions
  • Avante Records
  • Bill Henderson
  • Brett Kissel
  • Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS)
  • Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB)
  • Canadian Association of Internet Providers (CAIP)
  • Canadian Federation of Musicians
  • Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA)
  • Canadian Independent Recording Artists Association (CIRAA)
  • Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA)
  • Canadian Music Week
  • Canadian Musical Re-production Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA)
  • Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC)
  • Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
  • Canadian Tourism Commission
  • Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA)
  • Carleton Music Bar and Grill, Halifax
  • Carole Doucet, Moncton
  • Cerberus Management Consulting
  • Christopher Ward
  • CISM 89.3 FM Montreal
  • Coalition Music
  • CONNECT music licensing (formerly Audio-Video Licensing Agency Inc. (AVLA))
  • Conseil québécois de la musique (CQM)
  • Coup de coeur francophone
  • Dare to Care Records
  • Deezer Canada
  • DEP Distribution
  • Department of Canadian Heritage
  • Distribution Plages
  • Distribution Select
  • Divan Orange, Montréal
  • Équipe Spectra
  • Fédération culturelle canadienne-française (FCCF)
  • Fonds Radiostar
  • Francofolies de Montréal
  • Gala Alternatif de la Musique Indépendante du Québec (GAMIQ)
  • Galaxie / Stingray Digital
  • George Laverock, former program director of MusicFest Vancouver
  • Google Canada
  • Gospel Music Association of Canada (GMA)
  • Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec (GMMQ)
  • Guillaume Déziel
  • HMV
  • Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)
  • iTunes / Apple Canada
  • Jian Ghomeshi
  • Jim Vallance
  • Justin Time Records
  • La Fondation Musicaction
  • La Voix / Productions J
  • Library and Archives Canada (LAC)
  • Live Nation Canada
  • Loreena McKennitt
  • Lula Lounge, Toronto
  • M pour Montréal
  • Maia Davies
  • Manager of Ariane Moffatt
  • Managers of Pierre Lapointe
  • Manitoba Music
  • Maple Music
  • Mobile Cartel/
  • Monique Giroux
  • Music BC
  • Music Canada
  • Music Makes Us—Coalition for Music Education
  • Music/Musique NB
  • Musicians’ Rights Organization Canada (MROC)
  • MusiCounts
  • National Music Centre
  • Nettwerk
  • North By Northeast Festival & Conference (NXNE)
  • Observatoire de la culture et des communications du Québec (OCCQ)
  • ole
  • Ontario Music Office / Ontario Music Fund
  • Ottawa Bluesfest
  • Pandyamonium
  • Management—Manager of Serena Ryder
  • Par la Bande /
  • Paul Hoffert
  • Polaris Prize
  • Pour un soir seulement / Société Radio-Canada
  • Preste Management
  • Professional Music Publishers’ Association (PMPA)
  • Québecor
  • Rdio
  • Re:Sound
  • Renaud Bray
  • School of Music Composition Division, University of British Columbia
  • Screen Composers Guild of Canada
  • Secret City Records
  • Shari Ulrich
  • SiriusXM Canada
  • Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC)
  • Société de gestion collective des droits des producteurs de phonogrammes et de vidéogrammes du Québec (SOPROQ)
  • Société professionnelle des auteurs et compositeurs du Québec (SPACQ)
  • Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers in Canada (SODRAC)
  • Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)
  • Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC)
  • Songza
  • Spotify
  • Starmaker Fund
  • Steve Bell
  • Stratégie de promotion des artistes acadiens sur la scène internationale (SPAASI)
  • Taylor Angus
  • The Agency, Toronto
  • The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR)
  • The Halifax Pop Explosion
  • Ticketmaster
  • Tourism Industry Association of Canada
  • Tout le monde en parle / Avanti
  • Union des Artistes
  • Warner Music

That the Hon. Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, appear before the Committee on Thursday, May 15, 2014, in relation to the Main Estimates 2014-15 for one (1) hour and that Officials from the Department of Canadian Heritage appear for the second hour.


At 1:01 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Emma-Leigh Boucher
Clerk of the Committee

2014/04/10 2:19 p.m.