CMRRA’s New Licensing and Royalty Distribution System

When CMRRA staff began to analyze how it could serve its music publisher clients better in this new and vast world of online music, it found its IT partner across the ocean in Ireland.  Spanish Point Technologies Ltd had already helped IMRO, the Irish Music Rights Organisation, find a solution to the growing volumes of […]

Distribution Updates

In December 2014, CMRRA sent out the following royalties to our clients: Online; Major Labels; Independent Labels; CSI Licensing Trust (3Q2013 to 2Q2014 Sony & Universal); Broadcast Mechanicals: Commercial Radio (2012 – 2nd and final distribution), Satellite Radio (2012 – 2nd and final distribution), Pay Audio (2012 – 1st and final distribution), CBC Radio (1st […]

Happy New Year!

CMRRA wishes you and your loved ones a fantastic New Year full of joy, successes and music!Our staff, Management and Board of Directors will be working on many exciting projects this year to help serve you even better. Keep an eye out for this newsletter to be informed of new developments.

Letter from CMRRA’s President and Chair

TORONTO, December 10, 2014 To our valued clients, I’m writing to inform you of an important matter concerning CMRRA. We are communicating this information to you as part of our commitment to openness and transparency with our clients. CMRRA recently learned that its former Vice President of Finance and Administration and former Executive Assistant stole […]

CMRRA Sets Its Sight on the Future, Proudly Announces New Executive Positions

TORONTO, October 1, 2014 – Caroline Rioux, President of the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA) proudly announced today the creation of two new executive positions for CMRRA, effective immediately. John Olding CPA, CA has been promoted to Vice-President, Finance & Administration. John Olding joined CMRRA in 2013 as Controller for the organization. “John […]

SOCAN, CSI Strike Licensing Deal with Google Play for Canada’s Music Creators

Toronto, May 5, 2014 – Canada’s leading organizations for the rights of songwriters, composers and music publishers, SOCAN and CMRRA-SODRAC Inc. (CSI) have completed a licensing agreement that clears a path to compensation for their more than 120,000 members and clients whose creative works are used in Google Play Music, which Google today announced is […]

CMRRA Announces Executive Promotions

TORONTO, January 27, 2014 – Caroline Rioux, President of the Canadian Musical Re-production Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA) today announced the formation of a new top management team for CMRRA which will oversee the management of the Agency’s affairs and direct its strategic development. This team will consist of Ms. Rioux, Lori Ellis, Veronica Syrtash and […]

CMRRA Concludes Alliance Discussions with SOCAN and SODRAC

TORONTO, December 17, 2013 – The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA) has concluded its discussions regarding the integration of its operations with those of fellow societies SOCAN and SODRAC and has decided not to proceed with a formal alliance. The announcement was made by CMRRA Chair Gary Furniss. “CMRRA’s Board of Directors and […]

Caroline Rioux appointed President of CMRRA

TORONTO, September 30, 2013 – Caroline Rioux has been appointed President of the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA), effective October 1, 2013. The announcement was made by CMRRA Chairman Gary Furniss. “In recent years, Caroline has been instrumental to the leadership and operation of CMRRA,” said Mr. Furniss. “Her expertise and many years […]