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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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MROC and CFM are proud to showcase Tim Chaisson, Grand Analog, The Pack A.D. and Paper Lions during CIMA Canadian Blast at the Canada House during SXSW. 

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Are you accessing all the potential revenue streams your music makes for you? There could be money waiting for you to claim! CIMA and MROC present an info session for Music BC members.

Terry O’Brien, SOCAN’s Education and Outreach Manager for Western Canada will explain the why, what, when and how royalties are earned and distributed to our members for the public performance and communication of their music.

Julia Train from MROC will explain how 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. She will also discuss who is eligible for these royalties, what territories are covered when you sign up, process in signing up and repertoire submission.

Limited space available, rsvp to rsvp@musicbc.org Tuesday February 25th, 6-8pm Nimbus School of Recording Arts 238 East 2nd Ave, Vancouver


SOCAN is Canada’s performing rights organization for music creators and publishers. On behalf of our 120,000 members, we distribute royalties from licence fees collected for music use in Canada and around the world.  Over the span of songwriters career, the potential royalties from SOCAN and our international affiliates, can be one of the most important revenue streams from the use of your music.

MROC is a Canadian not-for-profit organization that distributes royalties to musicians and vocalists for the performance and broadcast of their sound recordings. There is money in music…let MROC show you where.

CIMA is the not-for-profit national trade association representing the English-language, Canadian-owned sector of the music industry. CIMA’s membership consists of Canadian-owned companies and representatives of Canadian-owned companies involved in every aspect of the music, sound recording and music-related industries. They are exclusively small businesses which include: record producers, record labels, recording studios, managers, agents, licensors, music video producers and directors, creative content owners, artists and others professionally involved in the sound recording and music video industries.

Sponsored by CIMA and MROC Presented by Music BC Thank You to SOCAN and Nimbus School of Recording Arts for your support!

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