Where the ownership of the work you have applied for has already been confirmed and registered in our database, you can expect to receive your licences typically within three weeks, although processing times may take as long as six weeks during peak periods. Both spring and the period leading up to Christmas are generally very busy times for us.
If the ownership of the work 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 work or copyright owner is ultimately not represented by CMRRA, we will let you know and you will need to obtain your licence directly.