We invite you to research our Repertoire of over 3 million works, in order to identify the ownership information for those that you may be seeking to license. It may be the case that CMRRA does not represent all or some portion of a work’s ownership, and by identifying this information up front you will avoid submitting unnecessary licence applications and payment.
While we do our best to make sure that the work and publisher information appearing on our website is accurate and up-to-date, ownership information can change hands on a periodic basis, which may cause works to move in and out of our repertoire within a short period of time. If a change in our representation occurs after you’ve done your research and submitted your licence application, we’ll let you know.
It is also possible that the works you are looking for do not appear in our database. This does not mean that those musical works are not represented by CMRRA. Rather, in those cases, we may need to add the work to our database and conduct research to confirm the identity of the rightsholders in question. The process of researching and confirming work ownership information may take a few days to many months. It’s important to note that CMRRA is unable to issue a licence for a work, or part thereof, until we have confirmed the identity of the copyright owner(s) and their representation by CMRRA.