Rights licensing and royalty organizations
CONNECT Music Licensing
Formerly AVLA, CONNECT Music Licensing administers licences in Canada for the reproduction of sound recordings, and the reproduction and broadcast of music videos on behalf of the copyright owners (usually the record companies).
Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd.
The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA) is a music licensing collective representing music rightsholders from large multinational music publishers to individual songwriters. Together, they own or administer the vast majority of songs recorded, sold and broadcast in Canada.
Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Records
As a private non-profit organization, the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Records (FACTOR) is dedicated to providing assistance toward the growth and development of the Canadian music industry. The foundation administers contributions from private radio broadcasters as well as two components of the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Canada Music Fund.
Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada
The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) is a not-for-profit organization that represents the Canadian performing rights of millions of Canadian and international music creators and publishers.
Society for Reproduction Rights of authors, composers, and music publishers in Canada
The Society for Reproduction Rights of authors, composers, and music publishers in Canada (SODRAC) is a collective management society within the meaning of the Copyright Act. It grants licences for all reproductions of musical and artworks. SODRAC represents authors, composers, music publishers and creators and co-creators of artistic works. They also represent heirs of rights, titles and interests in a work following an author’s death.
Quebec Collective Society for the Rights of Makers of Sound and Video Recordings
The Quebec Collective Society for the Rights of Makers of Sound and Video Recordings (SOPROQ) is a non-profit organization that exists to administer maker’s royalties. Its mission is to ensure that the makers of sound and video recordings benefit fully from certain rights to which they are entitled: reproduction right, equitable remuneration right and the right arising from the private copying regime.
Re:Sound is a Canadian not-for-profit music licensing company dedicated to obtaining fair compensation for artists and record companies for their performance rights.
The Recording Artists’ Collecting Society (RACS) is a division of ACTRA that collects and distributes equitable remuneration (neighbouring rights and private copying) to eligible recording artists.
The Canadian Private Copying Collective
The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) is an umbrella organization whose member collectives represent songwriters, recording artists, music publishers and record companies. The CPCC is the non-profit organization responsible for collecting and distributing private copying levies on behalf of its member collectives.
Musicians’ Rights Organization Canada
The Musicians’ Rights Organization Canada (MROC) is a Canadian federally incorporated not-for-profit organization whose primary objective is to collect and distribute royalties to musicians and vocalists. MROC distributes the performer’s share of neighbouring rights and private copying royalties. These royalties primarily flow from the broadcast and public performance of sound recordings and are based on tariffs approved by the Copyright Board of Canada. MROC represents more than 6500 musicians, from session players to featured artists, recording across the full range of genres.
Founded by Union des artistes in 1997, Artisti is a collecting society that represents more than 2,800 performers. The society’s mission is to manage and distribute royalties earned by performers under two specific neighbouring rights as defined in the Copyright Act: Equitable remuneration (broadcast of sound recordings); Private copying (copies of music for the personal use of the person who makes the copies); Reproduction right (only for specific reproductions)