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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

BLUES SUMMIT 7 

Dates: January 16-19, 2015

Location: The Eaton Chelsea – 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto

Blues Summit 7 is a not-to-be-missed, biennial forum for all members of the blues music community including artists, presenters, agents, festival bookers, event organizers, and industry representatives of all kinds. The conference provides an opportunity for members of the community to connect as well as for artists to showcase in front of blues industry professionals.

To purchase a Conference Delegate Pass, click here.

 

18th Annual Maple Blues Awards

The Maple Blues Awards will be held the final evening of Blues Summit 7 on Monday, January 19, 2015 at Koerner Hall. All Blues Summit delegates can take advantage of the special Delegate Discount which includes best available tickets for $28! To take advantage of this offer, please contact the TBS Office to retrieve the special discount code. This discount is available to all TBS Charter Members, as well as all Blues Summit Delegates.

The Maple Blues Awards is Canada’s national blues awards program. Its goal is to promote blues music across Canada, and to recognize outstanding achievement in the field. Click here for more info.

To purchase tickets for the Maple Blues Awards, click here.

 

Showcasing

Blues Summit 7 includes opportunities for artists to showcase their music for industry professionals as well as network and develop their careers. Blues Summit showcasing provides artists an opportunity to perform for national and international festival and venue bookers, promoters, event organizers, agents, industry representatives, members of the media and other musicians.

To view the list of showcasing artists, click here.

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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.

RSVP Here

 

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