(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 […]
While seemingly tucked away quietly behind the scenes, CMRRA’s legal and business affairs counsel, Max Rothschild is very much on the front lines of landmark copyright developments in Canada. Navigating the grey areas between technology and rights holders, his day-to-day work affords a unique window into the future of the Canadian music industry. It’s an […]
CMRRA-SODRAC Inc. (CSI) has entered into a licensing agreement with SoundCloud to coincide with the Canadian launch of a new subscription service, SoundCloud Go. Per SoundCloud’s press release, “SoundCloud Go will provide Canadians with the largest and most diverse music and audio catalogue in the world,” said Alexander Ljung, SoundCloud co-founder and CEO. “Subscribers will […]
The Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA) and l’Association des professionnels de l’édition musicale (APEM), in collaboration with the SOCAN Foundation, have created a charming animated video to explain the role of music publishers. Watch Sophie the songwriter work with Patrick, her music publisher, to achieve success here: