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    The Musicians' Rights Organization Canada (MROC) is a not - for - profit collective that collects and distributes royalties for performers. These royalties are payable under copyright legislation and reflect the rights of performers to be paid fairly for the broadcast and public performance of their recorded works. In Canada, these royalties cover a variety of broadcasts, including commercial radio, CBC radio, satellite radio and background music.

    Until recently, only songwriters have received royalties when their songs have been broadcast. Organizations like SOCAN are responsible for distributing these royalties to songwriters. Now, because of legislation that recognizes the contribution of performers in the creation of sound recordings, royalties are also available for performers. MROC is responsible for distributing these royalties to performers.

    How it works — if you are a musician or vocalist who has performed as a featured or background performer on a sound recording in the last 50 years, MROC may have royalties for you.

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Guelph Arts Council, The City of Guelph, and Music Ontario present WorkInCulture’s


 Working Together, Adding Value

Workshop, Panel, and Networking Luncheon
October 1st, 2014 9:30am-4:00pm
Room C: City Hall, Guelph, ON

A free, two-part learning experience for small arts groups, organizations, and individuals creating, planning, or executing partnerships. 

This 3-hour workshop will cover the basics of planning and managing partnerships, providing a solid foundation for starting your collaborative process and building strong partner relationships.

Topics Include:
• why collaborate?
• assessing partnership potential
• the process of partnering
• overcoming potential challenges
• ingredients for success

Includes complimentary access to WorkInCulture’s e-learning module “Partnership and Collaboration”, a resource toolkit, and a copy of the day’s presentation.

Meet other artists, administrators, and cultural workers from the Guelph area.

This panel focuses on partnerships within the Music Industry, moderated by Music Ontario Executive Director Rick Fenton, will provide an opportunity to hear from professionals on industry-specific topics related to the collaborative process. Panelists include Zach Gordensky (formerly Audio Blood Inc. & Canadian Music Week), Frankie Whyte (FWDI, songwriter, producer), Trisha Carter (Music Export Manager, Canadian Independent Music Association), and Julia Train (Senior Manager of Communications & Outreach Director, MROC).

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We will be sending out our September distributions the beginning of October!

Our apologies for the delay.



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