by Isabelle Speerin Most weekends you’ll find Concord’s Chief Publishing Executive, Jim Selby, fine-tuning and polishing motorcycles in his garage, where he loves to dismantle and rebuild bikes. It’s this desire to understand how things work and optimize performance that carries through to his role at the helm of Concord’s Music Publishing division. “I love […]
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Our Manager of Online Processing and Claims Administration, Joy Galiatsos, shares with us one of her favourite recipes, her day-to-day after 24 years at CMRRA, and the last concert experience she had before the live music industry shutdown. You’ve been part of the CMRRA team for 24 years, wow! I’d love to know more about […]
This month we chatted with Jay Morris, CMRRA’s Licensing Claims Coordinator about his position, home ownership and the music album that helped get him through pandemic times. Can you elaborate on what it means to be an Online Licensing & Claims Coordinator? As the Licensing & Claims Coordinator for the online department, I am responsible […]
by Jon Dekel By her own admission, Music Publishers Canada CEO Margaret McGuffin is a music lover not a music publisher. However, through her work as a consultant and work at CMRRA, she has built a long history of being “deeply involved in advocacy and copyright” on behalf of Canada’s music publishers. “I had the […]
The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA), Canada’s leading mechanical reproduction rights licensing collective, announced today that they distributed over 57 million dollars to music publishers and self-published songwriters in 2020. Online streaming featured significantly in these figures, representing an increase of more than 17% compared to 2019’s distributions for streaming year-over-year. The Toronto agency, […]
by Jon Dekel For the past decade, Mary Megan Peer, the newly minted third generation CEO of independent global publishing powerhouse peermusic, has been tracking a path laid out by her paternal grandfather, Ralph S Peer. The elder Peer, known as the progenitor of popular folk songs, built an empire by mining for publishing gold […]
Laurie Gelbloom, CMRRA’s Legal Counsel shared with us her passion and proudest accomplishments while fighting for fair representation for creators and songwriters in the music industry and the importance that music plays in her life. You are Legal Counsel at CMRRA, tell us a little more about what that means! As Counsel, I handle a […]
Our new agreement with TikTok for the collection of digital mechanical royalties in Canada is now live. Music publishers and self-published songwriters who own music copyrights to songs that are streaming on TikTok are eligible to collect from this line of business for current and past use of songs on the platform – all it […]
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TikTok and CMRRA have signed a multi-year licensing agreement to ensure that music publishers and self-published songwriters are compensated for the use of their songs on TikTok.