If you are offering tracks online on your own, from your own website or otherwise, and without the services of a third party online music service, then you are required to seek licences from CMRRA for this purpose.
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CMRRA issues licences in Canada for the reproduction of musical works in CMRRA’s repertoire by online music services. Inquires to CMRRA can be made using the following: https://www.cmrra.ca/contact-us/.
Most likely yes. Although CMRRA represents the vast majority of music publishers and music copyright owners doing business in Canada, there may be some musical works which are not part of our repertoire that you may need to license directly from their owners or authorized representatives. You may also need a licence from SOCAN for […]
CMRRA makes online royalty distributions on a quarterly basis. You can expect to receive cheques and statements by March 15th, June 15th, September 15th and December 15th.
Synchronization licensing is a term derived from the “synchronization of music with visual or other elements.” The inclusion of a copyrighted musical work in a film, television program or commercial requires the publisher’s permission, and this is granted in the form of a synchronization license. Each synchronization license is individually negotiated between the user and […]
CMRRA no longer provides synchronization licensing services (as of September 2012). To obtain a synchronization licence, you’ll need to directly contact the music publisher or copyright owner of the song(s) you wish to use. For more information, please see CMRRA’s Affiliated Publishers list or search our Repertoire.
CMRRA issues mechanical licences through two basic plans: “Pay-As-You-Press/Import, or pursuant to the terms of CMRRA’s standard Mechanical Licensing Agreement (MLA). If you are manufacturing or importing physical music products in small quantities or releasing sound recordings on a one-shot or limited basis, “pay-as-you-press” licensing is the appropriate method for you. This applies to audio-only […]
With headquarters in the heart of Toronto, Canada, the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency is a dynamic music licensing agency representing music copyright owners. To learn more, visit our CMRRA in Brief page. Current Job Opportunities Job Opportunity: Director, Communications and Industry Relations Job Opportunity: Pay-As-You-Press Licensing and Royalty Administrator (Bilingual) Job Opportunity: Licensing Trust […]
TORONTO, September 30, 2013 – Caroline Rioux has been appointed President of the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA), effective October 1, 2013. The announcement was made by CMRRA Chairman Gary Furniss. “In recent years, Caroline has been instrumental to the leadership and operation of CMRRA,” said Mr. Furniss. “Her expertise and many years […]