As Canada’s music industry adapts to the realities of doing business in the digital era, CMRRA has forged ahead by securing some of the strongest rates globally through direct licencing deals with online music services. CMRRA Vice-President of Legal and Business Affairs, Veronica Syrtash, leads the collective’s recently-bolstered Business Affairs team, including its negotiations with […]
CMRRA Web Services Publisher Requirements Workshops Technological evolution is essential to the success of any business. For some industries this simply means ‘out with the old and in with the new’; but in our industry, it means successfully maintaining a delicate balance of the old and the new. Just as music publishers must exploit back […]
In a few weeks, SoundExchange will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its purchase of the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA). The acquisition represents a major opportunity for SoundExchange to diversify lines of business and offer services to the music publishing community, in addition to our work collecting and distributing digital sound recording performance […]
Native New Yorker and Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs of Digital at Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Michael Abitbol, has more in common with Canadians than one might think. First, he’s an avid ice hockey fan who has visited many hockey-related destinations in Canada. Second, he’s armed with a track record of fighting for […]
For someone who doesn’t like being in the spotlight, CMRRA Senior Membership Services Administrator Nigel Barylewicz has certainly made his presence felt in other ways this past year at CMRRA. Barylewicz is the 2017 recipient of CMRRA’s Cyril Devereux Award, an annual honour recognizing excellence in client service, work quality, professionalism, enthusiasm, and team spirit. […]
On January 23rd, CMRRA’s parent company, SXWorks, launched a free tool providing access for publishers and songwriters to search the more-than 60 million address unknown Notice of Intention to Use (NOI) fillings made with U.S. Copyright Office. This comprehensive, transparent resource makes it easier to search and find potential uses of musical works and seek […]
CMRRA wishes to congratulale the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) and the Nashville Songwriters Association (NSAI) on the significant increase announced in the recent CRB ruling on US mechanical rates for 2018-2022. A great move forward for publishers and songwriters! Read the NMPA Release
The entire CMRRA team wishes its clients, colleagues and friends a splendid 2018! Keep an eye out for this e-newsletter throughout the year to stay current on CMRRA-related news.
CMRRA is pleased to announce that the December distribution is the largest ever to be made by CMRRA to our music publisher clients! This marks an important milestone in the transition to CMRRA’s Licensing and Royalty Distribution System (LDS). This new cloud based system uses the latest Microsoft technologies and is benefiting our music publisher […]
Please note that the CMRRA office will be closed from December 23, 2017 until January 2, 2018. We wish you all happy holidays!