SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste is driving the org's global expansion.
October 23, 2018
by David Farrell

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.

October 1, 2018
by FYI Staff

The Canadian Mechanical Reproduction Rights Agency has struck a deal with the just-launched premium music streaming service, Amazon Music Unlimited

Bryan Adams gives Ottawa mandarins one right from the heart.
September 18, 2018
by External Source

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.

File picture of CMPA Create Germany delegates at work in 2017
September 17, 2018
by FYI Staff

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.

CMRRA president Caroline Rioux
September 7, 2018
by FYI Staff

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.

July 31, 2018
by FYI Staff

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.

July 8, 2018
by External Source

Sound of Pop Canada has signed a sub-publishing agreement with New York-based boutique production house Figure and Groove for representation here.

June 20, 2018
by FYI Staff

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.

June 11, 2018
by External Source

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.

ole Chairman/CEO Robert Ott; Ron Mock, President/CEO of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund and ole VP, Corporate Affairs and Development Gilles Godard
May 18, 2018
by FYI Staff

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.

April 13, 2018
by Jennifer Mitchell

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.

April 11, 2018
by FYI Staff

The Canadian-based IP rights firm ole is beefing up its fast-growing ole label group with the additions of Jennifer Essiembre as director of the division, Ivan Berry as A&R consultant, and Sylvia Lindae joining the team as a marketing consultant.