Where the ownership of the song you have applied for has already been registered with CMRRA by the copyright owner, you can expect to receive your licence within a 3 to 6 week period. This is highly dependent on the volume of applications received by CMRRA at any given time, and seasonality. Spring and the period leading to Christmas are generally very busy times for us.
If the ownership of the song has not been registered with CMRRA by the copyright owner, it could take many more weeks or months before we are able to issue the licence. While we will endeavour to identify the copyright owner(s) and seek the required copyright registration from him or her, we cannot guarantee that we will receive this documentation in a timely fashion. The licence will be issued as soon as we’ve received the registration. In the event we find out that the song or copyright owner is ultimately not represented by CMRRA, we will let you know and you will need to obtain your licence directly.