Licensing agency The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency, Ltd (CMRRA) has announced that Caroline Rioux is stepping down as CMRRA President
Canada's PRO has launched new services arm Dataclef that promises one-stop licensing, data tracking and royalty reporting drawn from a proprietary music rights database spanning 200 territories.
The Canadian Mechanical Reproduction Rights Agency has struck a deal with the just-launched premium music streaming service, Amazon Music Unlimited
Appearing in Ottawa on Tuesday morning, Bryan Adams urged the federal government to amend the Copyright Act to give artists more ability to regain control of their works after they've been sold.
Songwriting camps and networking opportunities with Euro music executives in Germany and the Nordic countries will include 15 Canadian songwriters and two contingents of music publishers travelling to Berlin, Hamburg and Copenhagen.
In an almost unprecedented move that underscores the seismic shifts in the rights agencies’ topography, CMRRA President Caroline Rioux has written an open letter to the agency's clients. Her message is reprinted in entirety in FYI today.
The merger offers an integrated approach to the management of both performing rights and reproduction rights of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and provides a one-stop to license, track and distribute performing and mechanical royalties.
Sound of Pop Canada has signed a sub-publishing agreement with New York-based boutique production house Figure and Groove for representation here.
Highlighted by a 44 percent increase in revenue from Internet sources totaling $48.6-million, and a 13 percent upswing to $76-million in foreign royalties’ income, a record $295-million was distributed to music creators and publishers in the latest fiscal year-end.
Soft-spoken and eminently successful, DeGiorgio is a successful music publisher and songwriter who has travelled the world around the world 16 times, had his lyrics translated into more than a dozen languages and helped his clients sell 30M records.
Robert Ott, founder and CEO of the Toronto-based music rights company ole, has sold his stake in the company to founding equity partner Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Ontario Teachers’) for an undisclosed sum and will continue his leadership role with the IP firm.
Canadian music publishing advocate Jennifer Mitchell heads Red Brick Songs and Casablanca Media Publishing that collectively represent the song folios of 40 acts. The company has a global presence and thinks Ottawa could extend Canada's IP wealth by bringing more assets to the table.