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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Entertainment lawyer Chris Taylor (B.A., LL.B) breaks down how artists can stay on top of new forms of income streams in the digital world. The views and opinions expressed in this article are not meant to substitute for legal advice which should be sought in each particular instance.
Recording artists who also write their own songs now have more ways to make money than ever. This doesn’t mean they will make more money than ever; but rather, they have more streams of revenue to track, register and collect on. In more cases, those streams are portions of pennies. Fractions that add up to dollars. While these fractions can accumulate into large sums the tracking, registering, and collecting of all of these income streams has become an overwhelming task.
This article seeks to outline how and where to track, register and collect on these income streams in a concise manner.
27th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference & Camp
Dates: February 18th-22nd, 2015
Location: Westin Hotel and Sheraton, Kansas City
The International Folk Alliance Conference and Winter Music Camp are annual events that bring together music industry professionals and music instructors from throughout the world to share ideas, network, and celebrate traditional and contemporary folk music. Evening showcases present opportunities for artists to perform for presenters, while daytime workshops explore critical issues relating to presenting, promoting, and preserving folk music in its many forms. Held over a five day period, the Conference includes:
- Over 2,500 registered attendees
- Over 50 workshops, panel discussions, and peer group meetings
- Keynote speakers and feature shows
- Lifetime Achievement and Spirit of Folk Awards
- Networking receptions
- 250 official juried performances
- 300+ unofficial private showcases
- Community outreach concerts and events
- 100+ industry exhibitors
- Public Exhibit Hall
- Art Gallery
- Film Festival
- And so much more
Click here to register.
You can also view the conference program online, here.