A Work List search provides the information below for each work returned. It is important to note that the default view displays 5 items in each grid. To see additional items, simply ‘left click’ anywhere in the grid to expand the view. Click again to collapse and return to the default view.
Work Title (Original or Alternate) –The original title of the work.
CMRRA Number – CMRRA’s proprietary numeric work identifier.
CMRRA Total Claim % -The % of the work claimed by publishers affiliated with CMRRA for mechanical licensing
Author/Composer Details – The Contributor Details grid displays the following fields of data:
- First Name – Writer’s first name and any middle names, if present
- Surname/ Account Name – Surname refers to a writer’s last name. For publishers, the Account Name will display the name of the publisher as registered with CMRRA
Publisher Details –The Contributor Details grid displays the following fields of data:
- Publisher Name – The person or company which owns or administers the work.
- Represented – Indicates if the account is affiliated with CMRRA for Mechanical Licensing
Alternative Titles – Displays the alternate title(s) of the work, i.e. the AKAs
Performing Artist Details – Displays the name of the recording artist(s) associated with the work
Compound Work Details –The Compound Work grid displays the following information for all works included in a compound work:
- CMRRA Work Number – CMRRA’s proprietary numeric work identifier
- Work Name – The original title of the work.
- Author/Composer – The name of the recording artist(s) associated with the workThe lyricist and/or composer of the work.
- Performing Artist – The name of the recording artist(s) associated with the work
Additional Work Details – Where the following properties apply, the adjacent checkbox will be checked
- Medley – A musical work which contains a combination of continuous and sequential existing musical work or excerpts.
- Contains Sample – The portion, or sample, of one sound recording which is reused/embedded in a different sound recording.
- Mashup – A recording which results from the synchronization of elements from two or more recorded works.
- Remix – A recording which results from an altering, removing, or adding to the original elements
- Public Domain – Under Canadian law, a musical work is copyrighted if its author is still living, or if the author died less than 50 years ago. If more than one author created the work, copyright extends until 50 years after the death of the last surviving author. In the language of copyright, “author” means both the composer of the music and the lyricist. If more than 50 years have elapsed, the work is said to be “in the public domain”.
- PD Arrangement – A new arrangement based on the lyrics and or music contained within a public domain work. Under Canadian law, a PD arrangement is copyrighted for the life of the arranger plus 50 years.