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 […]

CMRRA Is Leading the Way on Digital Licensing in Canada

CMRRA is open for business with all online music services looking to operate in Canada. In fact, we’ve been licensing online music services in Canada for over 10 years! We continue to establish new relationships with all types of businesses that offer music online, ranging from downloads to on-demand streaming services to messaging apps. At […]

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 […]