Legrand: 8 Takeaways from Canadian Music Week

The three days of Canadian Music Week’s conference were packed with dozens of sessions covering wide the music sector, from A&R to live, syncs to music cities, streaming to royalties collections, copyright issues to creators visions.

8 – Who pays your salary?
There was an awkward moment during the panel ’21st Century Schizoid Creators?’ when US singer/songwriter, label owner and music activist Blake Morgan pressed Featured Artists Coalition CEO Paul Pacifico to reveal who paid his salary. Blake implied that Google was funding the FAC, a rumour that has been gaining traction in recent weeks (sometimes Google is replaced by Spotify). Pacifico joked that he wished that his salary was paid by Google because it would probably be higher.

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