LICENSING MUSIC AND OBTAINING ISRC CODES

CMRRA

Founded in 1975, the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd is a music licensing collective representing music rights holders who range in size from large multinational music publishers to individual songwriters. Together, they own or administer the vast majority of songs recorded, sold and broadcast in Canada. On their behalf, CMRRA issues licences to individuals or organizations for the reproduction of songs on various media, as described below.

Licensees pay royalties to CMRRA which we, in turn, distribute to our rightsholder clients. The royalty rates are determined  pursuant to negotiated agreements or tariffs certified by the Copyright Board of Canada.

CMRRA offers the following licensing and royalty collection services:

TO OBTAIN LICENSING OR SEARCH THE DATABASE OF ARTISTS/SONGS, VISIT : http://www.cmrra.ca/

 

ISRC CODES

I’m releasing a new album and was told I need an ISRC code; what is that?
The International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) is an international identification system used in uniquely identifying sound recordings and music video recordings. Each code is a unique and permanent identifier for a specific sound recording, and is used in tracking your music by digital music stores, collection societies, and is increasingly becoming a tool in the fight against piracy. For more information on getting an ISRC in Canada, visit http://connectmusiclicensing.ca

To download a copy of an RRF form( Replication Rights Form) click here