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.
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On Monday October 26th at 7 p.m., the Hamilton Musicians Guild, Local 293, is presenting a special screening of “Broke* in The Hamilton Spectator auditorium.
The 75-minute documentary will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Dan Beck, executive producer of “Broke*,” Sonic Unyon Records co-owner Tim Potocic, American Federation of Musicians international representative Allistair Elliott and Julia Train, senior manager communications for the Musicians’ Rights Organization of Canada.
Tickets: $10 for members of the Canadian Federation of Musicians or $25 for the general public. Proceeds go to the Hamilton Spectator Summer Camp Fund.
Advance tickets available through the Hamilton Musicians Guild, Local 293, 905-525-4040 or online at hamiltonmusicians.org