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 for certain activities 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.
For more information on the various tariffs that have been filed by CMRRA (including as part of CSI, a joint venture between CMRRA and the Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers in Canada (SODRAC)), please see here.
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.