I sent an e‑mail message to Anthem Entertainment:

I read with great interest about CIMA’s demands as presented at the Bill C‑11 hearing. The current bill and even SOPA look like minor changes compared to what CIMA wants.

As a result, I went to cimamusic.ca to see what record labels were members of CIMA. I was shocked to see Anthem listed among them. CIMA represents you, and unless you speak up for yourself, I have to assume that you agree with the changes CIMA is proposing.

I’ve been a Rush fan since 1980, have purchased all of their CDs and most DVDs, and have seen them multiple times on every tour they’ve had since I’ve been a fan.

I’m hoping you don’t stand firmly behind CIMA in their demands because if you do, we have some fundamental disagreements about the relationship between a record label and those who buy their products. Perhaps an irreconcilable difference.

Either way, I’d like to give you the benefit of the doubt and hear your stance directly from you.


cc: http://www.alienshore.com/2012/03/drawing-a-line/

If you know me, you know this is a huge deal. I love Rush, but this may be more than I can accept. I look forward to their response.