SOCAN CEO Jennifer Brown. Pic credit: Brad Ardley.
June 28, 2023
by External Source

There is a lot of good news in the SOCAN annual report; however, domestic royalty distributions to Canadian writers and composers have decreased by almost 10% in the past five years. Pictured: Society CEO Jennifer Brown.

William Phillips, aka Tourist. Image via YouTube Music.
May 25, 2023
by FYI Staff

Canadian music rights management company Kilometre Music Group has secured a US$50 million Credit facility wi

L-R: Rachel Clark, Neville Quinlan and Cheryl Link. Pic credit: Jenna Muirhead.
May 9, 2023
by External Source

Peer Music (peermusic) has announced a re-alignment of senior staff in its Canadian office, led by Neville Quinlan who is now MD, Publishing & Neighbouring Rights. He continues to lead peermusic’s Canadian publishing operations and manage both its Toronto and Montreal offices.

Sound Royalties CEO Alex Heiche. Photo provided.
October 5, 2022
by David Farrell

Vannessa Thomas is now heading up Sound Royalties' Canadian operation. The U.S. royalties finance firm offers advances to a wide array of copyright earners, including record producers and publishers, plus short-stop financing to entities seeking to sell catalogues. Pictured: Sound Royalties CEO Alex Heiche.

MPC CEO Margaret McGuffin at CMW earlier this week.
June 9, 2022
by Martin Melhuish

Music Publishers Canada/Editeurs de Musique au Canada held its AGM virtually during Canadian Music Week at which CEO Margaret McGuffin laid out the

L-R Andrea England, Eric Cohen, Lauren Ali.
May 4, 2022
by FYI Staff

As the world emerges into a new phase of the global pandemic and as overall music consumption and engagement continue to grow globally

Murda Beatz
January 30, 2022
by FYI Staff

Co-founded by Michael McCarty and  Rodney Murphy in 2021, Kilometre Music Group confirms its status as a major player in music rights management with two major new deals. Pictured: Murda Beatz

Buffy and Gilles Paquin. Pic provided.
January 17, 2022
by David Farrell

Academy Award-winning songwriter, musician and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie has struck a deal with newly-minted Cameron Strang’s Howe Sound Music Pu

October 27, 2021
by External Source

Worldwide royalty collections for originators of music, audiovisual, art, drama and literary works fell by 9.9% in 2020, with losses amounting to m

Image courtesy of Hayley Cuccinello, Forbes
October 17, 2021
by External Source

The acquisitions are but a part of a much larger parcel of catalogue acquisitions by the Canadian company that include rights to songs by acts such as Camilla Cabelo, The Chainsmokers, and Post Malone.

Music Licensing: CMRRA & SoundExchange
July 29, 2021
by FYI Staff

The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) reports having distributed over $57 million to music publishers and self-published songwrit

July 18, 2021
by David Farrell

Last week, a cross-party UK Parliamentary inquiry into the Ec