A new year almost always brings a sense of hope and promise and this couldn’t be more true for CMRRA Board Director and Montreal-based Bloc-Notes Music Publishing founder, Diane Pinet. “A lot of things are going to change in our industry this year,” she said. “We’re a little bit on the down curve right now but […]
As you are aware, we have developed a claims website that provides rights owners the ability to review unmatched tracks, unidentified works and undistributed major label royalties associated with those works, and to make claims online via a secure web portal. Where the ownership of a musical work remains unidentified 150 days after the Canadian release […]
As announced last year, CMRRA is able to collect your YouTube royalties for the territory of Canada. We are collecting royalties on YouTube advertising revenue on their existing Canadian platform, as well as on subscription revenues on any subscription services they bring to Canada (including YouTube Red). This NEW agreement also covers YouTube’s Electronic Sell […]
(published in FYI Music News on February 7, 2017) Following my appointment as President of CMRRA three years ago, we set out to pursue several strategic objectives intended to increase value and services for our music publisher clients. Delivering on those objectives has continued to be the focus of CMRRA’s efforts and attention in 2016, […]
Every year since 2001, CMRRA has presented the Cyril Devereux Award to an employee who has brought excellence to their role and demonstrated their dedication to customer service. These are values that were dearly important to our founder, Mr. Devereux, and so we honour his legacy by recognizing outstanding individuals here at CMRRA. We are […]
The entire CMRRA team wishes its clients, colleagues and friends a splendid 2017! Keep an eye out for this e-newsletter throughout the year to stay current on CMRRA-related news.
To our valued music publisher clients, CMRRA is very pleased to announce a one year reduction to its online licensing administration fee from 10.5% to 6%. This fee applies to CMRRA’s licensing and royalty administration services related to music download and streaming services, such as iTunes and Spotify. The reduced administration fee will apply to […]
Please note that the CMRRA offices will be closed from December 24, 2016 to January 2, 2017 inclusively. We wish all our friends, clients and colleagues a very happy holiday season and a fantastic New Year!
On April 21, 2016, the Copyright Board of Canada certified the CMRRA-SODRAC Inc. (CSI) Commercial Radio Tariff. The tariff sets the royalty rates payable by commercial radio broadcasters for certain periods, beginning in 2012, for the use of music, including the songs that CSI licenses for reproduction. This decision is the first by the Copyright […]
CMRRA recently had the opportunity to speak with Danielle Aguirre, EVP & General Counsel for the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), to discuss recent developments for music publishers in the United States. The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB), which sets the US statutory rates payable for certain uses of music, has begun gearing up for a […]