CMRRA acts on behalf of the owners of songs in a number of different ways. In addition to issuing licenses for the reproduction of musical works, CMRRA also files tariffs with the Copyright Board of Canada in accordance with section 70.13 of the Copyright Act. These tariffs set out the royalties to be collected for various uses of songs owned by rights holders represented by CMRRA.
In addition to its own tariffs, CMRRA also files for royalty rates via CSI, a joint venture between CMRRA and the Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers in Canada (SODRAC). CSI tariffs set out the royalties to be collected for different types of uses of songs, including online and by commercial radio stations. If you are represented by CMRRA then your rights are automatically being represented by CSI, there is no need to affiliate with both.
Below are the various tariffs that have been filed by CMRRA and CSI, and then certified by the Copyright Board. For information on how to pursue a licence, and the exact type of licence you may need, please see CMRRA’s Need a Licence? page. If you have any questions please contact us at inquiries(a)cmrra.ca
Satellite Radio Services (currently certified for 2006-2009)
Audiovisual Services (currently filed for 2016)
CBC Television (currently filed for 2016)