In case you missed it, CMRRA and a host of other music industry professionals gathered on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, to provide guidance to songwriters and publishers navigating music rights and royalties. The colourfully titled “Show Me The Money! – A music royalties 101 workshop” was a free-to-attend virtual event with a focus on CMRRA’s […]
Industry veterans Shirley Eikhard and Julian Taylor discover a long and rewarding path to success [Editorial note: CMRRA’s clients include music publishers who help guide and add tangible trusted value to songwriter careers as well as self-published songwriters who do the work directly. This month’s feature focuses on two stories from our self-published clients whose […]
par Jon Dekel When Jennifer Mitchell first heard “What a Wonderful World,” she could never have imagined that one day she would be working to represent the timeless anthem (that was written in 1968 by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss and recorded by Louis Armstrong), alongside other classics like “My Way,” “YMCA,” and the […]
This month, we spoke with Shari Segal, CMRRA’s Supervisor, Data Exchange. You are often described as the bridge builder at CMRRA. Can you tell us about your role and how you landed at CMRRA? After working a few years maintaining systems at an insurance company, I got my dream job. I was hired in 1990 […]
We spoke with Sandra Nettleton, our Director of Licensing and Royalties at CMRRA, about reaching the 30 year milestone working at CMRRA and the changes she’s witnessed along the way. Congratulations on your 30 year milestone! You’ve witnessed the transition from paper statements to electronic files, what is the most significant development that you’ve been […]
by Jonathan Dekel As the founder of Unchained Melody Publishing LLC, Abby North has unique insight into the value of one of the most popular entries in the American songbook. Written by noted film composer Alex North (Abby’s father-in-law) and Tin Pan Alley lyricist Hy Zaret for an otherwise unremarkable 1955 prison film, “Unchained Melody” […]
Kobalt’s Executive Vice President of Global Digital Partnerships Bob Bruderman knew the tide was turning. After eleven years at Sony Music Entertainment, mostly spent in publishing and navigating complex digital deals, it was clear the industry was on the brink of disruption.
Julie Dix – Mechanical Licensing and Tariff Coordinator, CMRRA You work in licensing, specifically with the major labels, I’ve heard that your day-to-day could be described as a bridge – could you explain what your week looks like at CMRRA? I definitely do feel like a bridge between the major labels and our publisher clients. […]