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Radio Station Sells Local Music without Artist Permission


Acadian guitarist and composer Maxim Cormier from the Cape Breton Island village of Chéticamp was shocked to find his music was being sold online by a local radio station without his permission. Coopérative Radio Chéticamp (CKJM) was selling track-by-track downloads of the music of 41 albums from area musicians for 99 cents per song. The online music store, which opened in 2013, has since shut down. CKJM manager Angus Lefort explained that they thought that every artist had been contacted. The station is checking PayPal records to reimburse artists for the sales. Cormier says that Lefort claims he is owed about $5. Cormier is challenging this claim and would like to see proof that there were no other sales.

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