If you plan to distribute recordings to Canadian consumers via a licensed third-party online music service, such as iTunes, Spotify, Meta (Facebook & Instagram), TikTok, or YouTube, you are not required to obtain a reproduction rights licence for the musical works embedded in those recordings. In Canada, CMRRA licences these services directly, and they will be responsible for reporting and paying royalties for use of CMRRA’s repertoire.
If you plan to stream or sell digital downloads via 3rd party distributors (such as CD Baby or Bandcamp) then you must approach the publisher(s) directly for mechanical licensing. Please ensure you are familiar with the terms and conditions of your online music service you upload music to.
If you plan to stream or sell digital downloads from your own website, CMRRA can licence the use of its repertoire pursuant to a direct agreement with you, and subject to our contracting and reporting standards.