False Advertising: CRIA Becomes 'Music Canada,' Even Though It's Not

from the it's-not-about-the-music dept

TorrentFreak points out that the much maligned Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) has apparently decided to change its name to Music Canada. I'm wondering if that's false advertising. The group represents the big record labels, not music. In fact, many of its policies are anti-musician. Of course, there are others who have pointed out that the "Canadian" bit of their name has been false advertising as well, since the group basically takes orders from the RIAA. So, if you have an organization that isn't really run by Canadian interests, and who doesn't represent music -- but a small group of middlemen who profit from screwing over musicians -- is it really fair to call yourself Music Canada?

Filed Under: canada, recording industry
Companies: cria, music canada


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    Vincent Clement (profile), 14 Jul 2011 @ 9:29am

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    The same *Canadian government* that owns *Canada Post*? Pay and benefits have not been legislated. The legislation included the government's offer and CUPWs offer. It's up to an arbitrator to choose which offer applies.

    Did you realize that US has 10 times the population and that it is easier to spread costs over that larger population? Did you also realize that the USPS is losing lots of money each year? Maybe if they raised their rates they wouldn't lose money?

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