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Who We Are

The Musicians’ Rights Organization Canada (MROC) is a Canadian federally incorporated not-for-profit organization whose primary objective is to collect and distribute royalties to musicians and vocalists. MROC distributes the performer’s share of neighbouring rights and private copying royalties. These royalties primarily flow from the broadcast and public performance of sound recordings and are based on tariffs approved by the Copyright Board of Canada. MROC represents more than 6500 musicians, from session players to featured artists, recording across the full range of genres.
 

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HISTORY

MROC was founded on September 30, 2009 as a federally incorporated not-for-profit “collective society” which collects remuneration, royalties, license fees, levies and other compensation arising from musicians’ and vocalists’ performances on sound recordings. At that time, MROC took over the role that AFM Canada’s Musicians’ Neighbouring Rights Royalties (MNRR) had played since 1998.

In 1997, the Copyright Act of Canada was amended to allow musicians, vocalists and record companies to collect royalties for their role in the creation of sound recordings.

The new “neighbouring rights” regime expressly recognized the rights of musicians and vocalists in their performances and their right to compensation (called “equitable remuneration”) for the public performance or broadcast of their performances on recordings.

The new regime, resulted in the formation of the Neighbouring Rights Collective of Canada (NRCC), which is now known as Re:Sound. Re:Sound collects remuneration for musicians and vocalists as well as for sound recording makers under tariffs certified by the Copyright Board of Canada. It then forwards to MROC its share for distribution to the musicians and vocalists it represents. Further information about these tariffs is available under Royalties and through the Copyright Board’s website: www.cb-cda.gc.ca


STAFF

 

Diana Barry

Managing Consultant

dbarry@musiciansrights.ca

Julia Train

Manager, Communications and Outreach

jtrain@musiciansrights.ca

Heather Brunstad

Distribution Manager

hbrunstad@musiciansrights.ca

Nicolette Jandrisch

Financial Administrator

njandrisch@musiciansrights.ca

Andrea Kessler

Repertoire & Distribution Coordinator

akessler@musiciansrights.ca

Daniel Fan

Distribution Associate

dfan@musiciansrights.ca

Matthew Goldman

Musician Liaison

mgoldman@musiciansrights.ca

Matt Craig

Musician Liaison

mcraig@musiciansrights.ca

Board of Directors

 

Directors

David Jandrisch

Chair (MROC)

Len Lytwyn

Director at large
Chairman Emeritus

Mike Levine

Director at large

Terry Frewer

Director at large


 

Special Member Directors

Alan Willaert

Secretary-Treasurer (MROC)
Vice-President from Canada, Canadian Federation of Musicians

Paul Leclair

Canadian Conference of Musicians

Rob Mc Cosh

Organization of Canadian Symphony Musicians

Luc Fortin

La Guilde des Musiciennes et Musiciens du Québec


Advisory Committee

 

Brian Hetherman

Cerberus Management

Sarah Slean

Musician

Divine Brown

Musician

Bryan Potvin

Musician

Dale Peters

Dale Speaking

Dave Spencer

Dave Spencer Management Inc.

Vince DeGiorgio

Chapter 2 Productions

Thomas MacDonald

Musician

Mike Levine

Musician


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