CMRRA Looks Forward to the Decision of the Supreme Court in CBC v SODRAC

CMRRA was in attendance at the Supreme Court of Canada as it heard submissions in CBC v SODRAC in Ottawa on March 16, 2015. We were there along with the Canadian Music Publishers Association and the International Confederation of Music Publishers as an intervener in support of the Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers […]

Meet Veronica Syrtash, Vice-President, Legal & Business Affairs at CMRRA

For sixteen years Veronica Syrtash has played an invaluable role with us at CMRRA and she recently moved into the role of Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs. Veronica graduated from Queen’s University with a B.A. and continued on to earn her law degree from the University of Western Ontario. Veronica completed her articles of […]

March 2015 Distribution

In March 2015, CMRRA sent out the following royalties to our clients: Online Major Label mechanicals Independent Label mechanicals Private Copying CSI Pending Settlement – final distribution of Group I & II Claims CSI Licensing Trust (2Q2014 Warner, 3Q2014 Sony & Universal) Commercial Radio (2013)

First Broadcast Mechanical Royalties Distribution Using CMRRA’s New System

CMRRA is pleased to announce its very first distribution of broadcast mechanical royalties using its new License and Distribution System (LDS). As we reported in December, new phases of this system will continue to be rolled out throughout 2015. The first module, launched in 2014, allowed for the processing of mechanical licences and royalties from […]

CMRRA to Appear Before the Supreme Court of Canada

CMRRA will be appearing before the Supreme Court of Canada this month, as an intervener in Canadian Broadcasting Corporation v Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers in Canada. The Supreme Court will be hearing submissions on whether royalties are owed for the reproduction of musical works that occurs in the course of […]

Spotlight on John Olding, CMRRA’s VP of Finance and Administration

CMRRA would like to take this opportunity to introduce one of our newest members of our Management Team – John Olding, Vice President of Finance and Administration. John was born in Montreal and holds a Bachelors business degree from the University of New Brunswick. While he was a student, he was involved with campus politics […]

Register Now for the new CSI Claims Website!

CMRRA is pleased to announce that, earlier this year, CMRRA-SODRAC Inc. (CSI) launched a new Claims Website for unpaid royalties associated with Post-2012 major label releases. The Claims Website provides music rightsholders with the ability to review the list of musical works for which royalties have been disbursed into a newly established trust account managed […]

CMRRA is pleased to announce Kase de Jonge as its 2014 Cyril Devereux Award recipient.

Each year since 2001, CMRRA presents the Cyril Devereux Award to an employee who has exhibited excellence in all aspects of his or her position, including exemplary client service, impeccable work quality and productivity, genuine care and enthusiasm for a job well done, courtesy, professionalism and team spirit. Cyril Devereux was CMRRA’s first General Manager […]

March 2015 Broadcast Mechanical Distribution

ATTENTION! This letter contains important information and a deadline related to CMRRA’s distribution of royalties. YOUR RESPONSE IS REQUIRED. Toronto, February 4, 2015 Dear CMRRA Client, Re: March 2015 Broadcast Mechanical Distribution This coming March, CMRRA will undertake its distribution of Commercial Radio royalties for the November 2012 to December 2013 period. For the reasons […]

CMRRA welcomes CPCC and Access Copyright to its premises!

CMRRA is extending a warm welcome to the staff of the Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) who has moved into CMRRA’s premises on February 1, 2015. This move allows both organisations to utilize office space more efficiently and creates valuable opportunities to share resources. We welcome this new partnership and we’re looking forward to enhancing […]