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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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Latest News

Music Ontario & Coalition Music Present:

From Self-Managed To Managed:  The Artist Entrepreneur Panel

Tuesday, November 25, 2014: 6-8pm
Location: Gibson Showroom (1205 King Street West, Toronto)

Admission:
General: $10.00
MusicOntario Members: $5.00 with discount code
Coalition Music Artist Entrepreneur Program: Free with discount code distributed to alumni

Panelists:
– Angela Saini, Artist
– Liam Killeen, Artist Manager, Coalition Music
– Dave Grant, Guitarist, Poor Young Things
– Tim Des Islets, Artist Manager, Bumstead Productions
 
Description:
An opportunity to network and to hear the stories of how artist entrepreneurs and managers go about building a team. Beer courtesy of Steam Whistle for 19+ attendees! * Please enter from the west entrance of the Showroom off of Dufferin St.

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ArtistEntrepreneurPoster

 

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CMAO: ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE CONFERENCE

Dates: November 15 & 16, 2014
Location: Delta East, 2035 Kennedy Road, Scarborough, ON

The Conference will feature knowledgeable panelists and keynote speakers. All panels and workshops will be interactive to ensure delegates can connect with key members of the music industry. This conference, while focused on country music, will be relevant to many other genres of music.

Join MROC for the Business of Music Panel:

Sunday November 16 from 12:00 – 1:15PM

PANELISTS: Mike Kraz (MROC), Paul Sanderson (Author, Lawyer)
MODERATOR: Craig Parks (Copyright Lawyer) 

The business of music is almost as important as the art itself when it comes to the life of an independent artist. Do you truly understand the basics of the laws that govern your business? How can you protect your gear, your songs and yourself? This panel will debunk a few myths, and clarify some facts that surround the ‘business of music’. Do you know the basics of intellectual property laws as they relate to you? Learn how can you help keep your career moving forward and effectively monetize the music you create.

 CMAO Road to Independence Poster

 

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