If you plan to distribute musical works digitally to Canadian consumers or listeners using desktop or mobile applications, you’ll need to obtain an online music licence from CMRRA. These licences are only available by direct agreement with CMRRA. Please contact us for more information.
If you are a performing artist or a record company who wishes to distribute recordings to Canadian consumers via a third party online music service, such as iTunes or Spotify, please note that you are not required to obtain a reproduction rights licence for the musical works embedded in those recordings. In Canada, such licences are granted by CMRRA to the online music services who, in turn, pay royalties to CMRRA for their streaming and downloading activities.