No. The pay-as-you-press system is specifically designed for licensees who occasionally manufacture or import products, or do so in small quantities. It is not economical for CMRRA to process small amounts of royalties on a quarterly basis as products are sold. As such, we require that payment be made upfront to minimize the administrative work associated with quarterly accounting.
Labels who are licensed under the Mechanical Licensing Agreement can report royalties to CMRRA on a quarterly basis as products are sold. However, they are also required to keep track of, and process, any change in the ownership of the musical works they have used in order to produce accurate royalty statements each quarter. This task in itself can be quite time consuming for them, and if not done properly, will lead to additional administrative costs and efforts to make the appropriate corrections. For most small licensees, this administrative burden is just not worth it, and the “pay-as-you-press” plan is the best option to meet their licensing obligations.
Also, note that our “pay-as-you-press” licences are only valid for the number of units manufactured and paid for. In the event you are manufacturing additional copies, you need to apply for new licences for those additional units.