About UsThe 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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The first of its kind in North America, MUNDIAL MONTREAL (November 19-22, 2013) is a world music conference & festival that celebrates our rich cultural diversity through a variety of showcases while creating an unprecedented network of world music presenters and professionals with a common goal: to develop professional opportunities. Mundial is becoming the premier meeting place in North America for professionals in world music. The conference is crafted with a prime selection of artists, attended by some of the top presenters, and offers targeted networking activities for all involved.
MMF members get a 25% discount to the conference! Contact Jordan Safer at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the discount link.
Join MMF and MROC for back to back sessions on Thursday November 21:
There is Money in Music…Let MROC Show You Where!
Il y a de l’argent dans la musique…Laissez MROC vous le montrer!
Jeudi 21 Novembre
Alys Room, Hotel Zero-1
FREE ADMISSION / No badge required
If you are a musician or vocalist who has performed on a sound recording released during the last 50 years, MROC may have money for you in the form of royalties, which primarily flow from the broadcast and public performance of the sound recordings. Please join Julia Train, Senior Manager of MROC to learn more about these performance rights and how you can access them.
Strictly Global! / Globalement Parlant!
Mundial & Music Managers Forum Canada présentent…
Jeudi 21 Novembre
Alys Room, Hotel Zero-1
Yes! There are managers who specialize in world music. Who are they and how do they function inside and outside the music mainstream? What are the unique challenges of working the world music market in Canada and around the world?
Amanda Martinez (Artist)
Sheri Jones (Jones & Co – Joel Plaskett)
Debbie Peters (Magnum Opus Management – A Circumpolar Soundscape)
Jean-François Guidon (COOP Les Faux-Monnayeurs – Nomadic Massive)
Moderated by Derek Andrews (Global Cafe – Kobo Town)
For more information about this event, please contact:
Jordan Safer email@example.com
MROC breaks out to Calgary for Break Out West’s Awards and Conference
10/03/2013- Toronto, Ontario- The Western Canadian Music Alliance’s (WCMA) Break Out West conference and awards will be held in the Hotel Arts from October 3- 7 in Calgary, Alberta. During this week MROC will be involved in a number of events.
On Friday October 4th MROC in partnership with the MMF Canada will be hosting an industry mixer. These mixers provide an excellent way for all industry professionals and musicians to meet face to face.
MROC’s Senior Manager- Communications &Outreach will be speaking on a panel at the conference on Sunday October 6th with SOCAN and FACTOR. The panel will be held at the Hotel Arts at 12:30pm till 1:30 PM and is called, “FUNDING & FEES – ARTISTS, THERE IS MONEY OUT THERE!”
The panel will focus on direct questions about programs, application processes, where you as an artist can get money from, how to write a proper marketing plan and much more. In addition to Julia’s participation on the panel the following speakers and organizations will also be featured:
– PHIL GUMBLEY – Operations Manager, FACTOR (CAN)
– BRENT BAIN – Submissions Manager, FACTOR (CAN)
– LYNN ROSS – Manager of Member Services – Western Canada, SOCAN (CAN)
– SARA PAVILIONIS – Account Executive, Film & TV, Western Canada, SOCAN (CAN)
For more information on the Break Out West event, please visit www.breakoutwest.ca
For more information on MROC please visit us at: www.musiciansrights.ca