Get To Know Lori Ellis, CMRRA’s Vice President of Operations

We would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to Lori Ellis, CMRRA’s Vice President of Operations. Many of you may recognize her name, but we would like to take this time tell you a little about her personally. Raised in many parts of Canada but with deep roots in Nova Scotia, Lori is […]

Staff Announcement

CMRRA is pleased to announce the following staff promotions effective as of May 1. Sandra Nettleton – Director, Licensing and Royalties It is with great pleasure that we are able to recognize the efforts and dedication of Sandra with this promotion to the position of Director. Sandra is one of our most tenured employees, having […]

CMRRA and CIMA Celebrate 40 Years of Music History!

CMRRA is proud to celebrate its 40th anniversary this year, at the same time as the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA). Both organizations have worked to develop Canada’s music industry since 1975, and have cooperated many times to support Canadian talent. CMRRA will be in attendance at CIMA’s 2015 Awards Gala and 40th Anniversary Celebrations […]

Congratulations Spanish Point Technologies!

CMRRA congratulates its IT partner, Spanish Point Technologies, for being honoured as the IT Professional Team of the Year  at the 2015 Irish Tech Excellence Awards. We’re proud to be working with such a talented team on the development of our new Licence and Distribution System – LINK:   case study . Spanish Point’s expertise […]

Congratulations David Murphy!

CMRRA congratulates David Murphy on receiving the 2015 Christopher-J.-Reed Award . Presented by the Association des professionnels de l’édition musicale (APEM), with the support of SOCAN, the award recognizes individuals engaged in their professional community who show a deep respect for creators and copyright, and whose contributions to the recognition of the importance of music […]

CMRRA’s Response to an Article in the Toronto Star and The Hill Times

This letter by CMRRA’s President, Caroline Rioux, is in response to a Michael Geist article recently published by Toronto Star and The Hill Times. May 4, 2015 I am writing in response to Michael Geist’s recent article to correct his statement that CMRRA, the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd, was ordered by the major […]

CMRRA Congratulates Board Member Pegi Cecconi for MMF Award

Pegi Cecconi is a true titan in the Canadian music industry. As VP of SRO/Anthem, “the home of the original 360 deal,” Ms. Cecconi has experience in a diverse spectrum of different roles, ranging from artist management to touring to recording and record production. In her capacity as a music publisher, Ms. Cecconi has been […]

Important LDS Updates for our Clients

CWR CMRRA is pleased to announce that we will soon be loading CWR files directly into our new Licence and Distribution System (LDS). CWR (Common Works Registration) is a standard format used by mid to large sized publishers for the registration and revision of musical works ownership information. The CWR format is intended to replace […]

CMPA’s Vision for the Future

Last year the Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA) Board of Directors was pleased to announce the hiring of Robert Hutton as the Executive Director of the organization. Robert Hutton has wide-ranging and extensive experience in the marketing and telecom industries, and comprehensive knowledge of government relations. A classically trained musician, he has also developed strategies […]

Extension of the Duration of Copyright for Sound Recordings and Performers’ Performances

CMRRA welcomes the government’s commitment to extend the duration of copyright for sound recordings and performers’ performances. We are optimistic that this first step will open the door to a lengthened term of copyright for musical compositions as well, as Canada looks to bring its copyright laws in line with those of our major international […]