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Picanto.ca is a streaming service for music that is contemporary, creative and Canadian.
Music and sound artists submit their video or audio recordings. Viewers can play them as a livestream or as archived video-on-demand. It is always free to join, there is both free and paid content, and artists keep most of their profits from paid content. Join us!
Picanto.ca presents music that’s often hard to find on other streaming services. This includes diverse genres and traditions such as jazz, new indigenous music, chamber and orchestral European art music, experimental and improvised music, Japanese gagaku, Indonesian gamelan, India raga, sound art, musique actuelle, electroacoustics, opera, and more. Our main priority is music made by Canadian creators, but our scope includes cross-cultural music from anywhere. Traditional repertoire frame...View More
It is always free to register. Some music is free, some is available as pay-per-view, which we call Premium. Find the balance that works for you.
Some free content is available without registration – discover, listen, play! But you must register to access certain features such as Premium (pay-per-view) content. Registering allows you to keep track of your purchased music, create playlists, receive e-updates and more. We hope you join us.
Pay Per View is a system where a viewer must pay a fee to view a program. It is an alternative to a subscription model, which would involve a higher fee up front and more commitment. With pay-per-view, you only pay for what you want to see and hear. On Picanto.ca we call this Premium content.
No, at this time you can only stream videos on Picanto.ca
Picanto.ca was created by and for Canadian music lovers. It’s a cooperative project of the Canadian Music Centre, a registered not-for-profit arts company representing Canadian composers and distributing their music worldwide. The project was supported by the Canadian New Music Network and Le Vivier, initiated and spearheaded by Canadian composer and electric guitarist Tim Brady, and the development of the site was funded by a grant from the Canada Council's D...View More
As part of our commitment to fair pay for artists, the majority of all revenues earned from all pay-per-view fees are paid directly to the legal owner of the videos, which generally means the artists or the production company. Picanto.ca retains a percentage of the pay-per-view revenue to cover a portion of ongoing operational costs such as administration, promotion, technical maintenance, and upgrades.
Register as an Artist or Organisation — a Content Partner — and the process is begun. You fill out your profile, send us your recordings or URLs via our on-line submission system, decide if you want free play or paid views, and if the fit is right you are up and running.
Absolutely. You will be paid royalties via SOCAN and if you decide to submit files as Premium (pay-per-view) content you will also receive a share of the revenue that stems from your plays. As the submitter and owner of the video you retain all full legal rights to the video. Picanto.ca is committed to the fair payment of artists and all collaborative partners.
Pay-per-view content needs to be exclusive to the Picanto.ca site. However, the fee charged for pay-per-view and the duration of the exclusive nature is decided upon by the artist/owner of the video, in consultation with Picanto.ca. Content offered to viewers for free is non-exclusive, and can be hosted on as many platforms as you like. Yes, you may keep your videos on YouTube and Vimeo; cross-platform promotion is good for everyone. Once a work has been submitted a technical review comm...View More
Picanto.ca wants to make sure that we are offering our viewers the full range of innovative music within our mission. If you feel your music fits comfortably in one or more of our nine categories (see the list of genres on the Home Page) then we want to hear from you! The review committee is made up of industry professionals who have two simple questions to answer for each submitted video: Does your music fit into our very wide mandate? It encompasses jazz, orchestral music, experimental and i...View More
Sign into Picanto.ca and you have access to your Content Partner portal. There you can add and modify your biography, add web links, submit works for consideration, and look at all your statistics, such as the number of views per work, or royalties paid.
Yes, you can cancel your registered account at any time, but you will not be able to access any of your personalized content or lists. However, you can always browse the limited Free material.
Picanto.ca is available on any internet-connected device via our website. Please review the system requirements for web browser compatibility, and check our internet speed recommendations to achieve the best performance: Internet Connection Speed Video Resolution 0.5 Mbps (Megabytes/Second) Minimum Broadband Connection Speed Required 1.5 Mbps Recommended Broadband Connection Speed 3 Mbps Recommended for SD Quality Videos (480p, 36...View More
Google Chrome: 50 & AboveFirefox: 50 & AboveInternet Explorer: 11Edge: 35 & AboveMAC Safari: 9 & Above Android: Device screen size 4.5 inches (11.43 cm) & above iPhone 6, 6S, 6S+, 7, 8, X and iPad Air, Air2, Pro Internet Connection Speed Video Resolution 0.5 Mbps (Megabytes/Second) Minimum Broadband Connection Speed Required 1.5 Mbps Recommended Broadband Connection Speed 3 Mbps ...View More
At this time we are browser-based only but we hope to have mobile apps in the future.
On your player, you can see a back button on the top left hand side corner; by clicking on this back button you can go back to the content page.
Yes, you can press the Spacebar of your keyboard to play/pause the video.
If you have problems logging in you can click the link on the login page to reset your password and check your credentials. If the problem persists, Contact Us.
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