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Music Canada’s Amy Terrill discusses the recent isoHunt settlement on Roundhouse radio

Music Canada’s Executive Vice President, Amy Terrill, appeared on Vancouver’s Roundhouse radio 98.3 to discuss the recent settlement reached between isoHunt and Canadian and international music companies. This settlement ends litigation originally filed in 2010, and isoHunt has agreed to a court order finding them liable for infringing the rights of music companies in their recordings.

The discussion begins at the 31:25 mark. Listen here: http://cirh.streamon.fm/listen-pl-4015

For music fans and consumers, this settlement is a step forward towards a thriving legitimate online music marketplace. For those who build businesses by enabling copyright infringement, this settlement sends a message that they will face legal consequences for their actions.

Amy affirmed that the industry must remain vigilant on the legal side, but she stressed the need to work very closely with all of the legal services that are providing fantastic options for consumers. Canada is home to a vast array of legal digital services that support artists and labels.

In addition to the isoHunt settlement, Amy discussed the evolving forms of music piracy like stream-ripping, and how internet service providers can help combat copyright infringement. She also touched on copyright modernization, and the upcoming review of Canadian copyright laws in 2017.

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High fidelity streaming service TIDAL launches in Canada

CTIDAL_WebPlayer_MyMusicanadian audiophiles have a new option to get their fix of high-fidelity music: TIDAL, which offers streaming music in lossless quality (FLAC/ALAC 44.1kHZ / 16 bit – 1441 hbps), announced the launch of their service in Canada yesterday.

The service features a library of more than 25 million licensed songs, including catalogs of Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group, as well as a host of independent labels, plus more than 75,000 music videos.

The service is available via the web browser at http://listen.tidalhifi.com/, via apps on iPhone, iPad, Android, and can also be installed on PC and Mac computers. TIDAL is also available on home audio network players like BlueSound, Simple Audio, Auralic, and Squeezebox.

TIDAL features editorial content from music journalists, with articles, interviews, and playlists posted regularly at http://read.tidalhifi.com/.

TIDAL_iOS_iPhone_15 copy“We are big fans of Canadian music, and look forward to working even more closely with Canadian artists and the local music scene,” says TIDAL’s Head of Editorial Sveinung Rindal in a release. “Through collaborations with local magazines and music journalists we plan to showcase the best in Canadian music, such as our recently added Loscil and Ryan Hemsworth recommendations and the new EP from one of Canada’s iconic punk rock figures, Art Bergmann.”

To celebrate their expansion, TIDAL has created an all-Canadian playlist featuring a mix of “big guns” like Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, and Joni Mitchell, as well as “indie darlings” such as Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, and The New Pornographers.

The service is available now for a monthly subscription of $19.99, and is offering an introductory one-week free trial at for new customers.

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