Native New Yorker and Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs of Digital at Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Michael Abitbol, has more in common with Canadians than one might think. First, he’s an avid ice hockey fan who has visited many hockey-related destinations in Canada. Second, he’s armed with a track record of fighting for […]
For someone who doesn’t like being in the spotlight, CMRRA Senior Membership Services Administrator Nigel Barylewicz has certainly made his presence felt in other ways this past year at CMRRA. Barylewicz is the 2017 recipient of CMRRA’s Cyril Devereux Award, an annual honour recognizing excellence in client service, work quality, professionalism, enthusiasm, and team spirit. […]
On January 23rd, CMRRA’s parent company, SXWorks, launched a free tool providing access for publishers and songwriters to search the more-than 60 million address unknown Notice of Intention to Use (NOI) fillings made with U.S. Copyright Office. This comprehensive, transparent resource makes it easier to search and find potential uses of musical works and seek […]
CMRRA wishes to congratulale the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) and the Nashville Songwriters Association (NSAI) on the significant increase announced in the recent CRB ruling on US mechanical rates for 2018-2022. A great move forward for publishers and songwriters! Read the NMPA Release
The entire CMRRA team wishes its clients, colleagues and friends a splendid 2018! Keep an eye out for this e-newsletter throughout the year to stay current on CMRRA-related news.
CMRRA is pleased to announce that the December distribution is the largest ever to be made by CMRRA to our music publisher clients! This marks an important milestone in the transition to CMRRA’s Licensing and Royalty Distribution System (LDS). This new cloud based system uses the latest Microsoft technologies and is benefiting our music publisher […]
Please note that the CMRRA office will be closed from December 23, 2017 until January 2, 2018. We wish you all happy holidays!
If you’re a budding songwriter in Canada, Jana Cleland is someone you want in your court. Equal parts driven and passionate about songwriting, she lives and breathes music, even in her downtime. “I don’t sleep very much,” she laughs. “If I’m not listening to music non-stop, I am watching different films and television shows trying […]
As a CMRRA publisher client, you are aware that CMRRA is Canada’s leading reproduction rights licensing collective representing the vast majority of music publishers and copyright owners doing business in Canada. CMRRA has always focused on the needs of you as a publisher and has had client service at the center of all its activities. […]
By Vince Degiorgio – This was originally published on November 6, 2017 in The Hill Times. OTTAWA—When Minister Joly published her long awaited Creative Canada policy framework, one part in particular spoke to me and to my fellow music publishers and songwriters: the focus on export. It’s not unusual for me to walk into a […]