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Canadian Group Seeks a More Complete Record of Radio Airplay

In Canada, a music industry group said its quarterly royalty distribution will include payments based on radio performances tracked using Digital Audio Identification technology.
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In Canada, a music industry group said its quarterly royalty distribution will include payments based on radio performances tracked using Digital Audio Identification technology.

The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada said the technology integrates Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems data into SOCAN’s performance analysis system.

This “allows SOCAN to provide a more complete record of performances on Canadian radio. DAI uses a technology based on pattern recognition to identify musical works aired on radio.”

The organization will receive census performance data from 160 stations in key markets. “More than 18 million radio performances will be captured each year (up from 2.7 million under the previous survey system), and stations covered by DAI will account for about 65 percent of all of SOCAN’s radio revenue,” it stated.

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