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Did you have radio airplay 2000-2007?

Thursday, November 14, 2013
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DID SONGS YOU WROTE OR PRODUCED AS AN INDEPENDENT LABEL HAVE RADIO AIRPLAY OR SALES IN CANADA FOR THE YEARS 2000 – 2007?

TAKE NOTE OF THE UPCOMING DEADLINES FOR CLAIMS IN THE ATTACHED NOTICE

If you are a songwriter or publisher of a musical work or a record company, you may be eligible to receive private copying royalties. These royalties are paid to music rights holders by SODRAC, CMRRA, SOCAN, SOPROQ and AVLA for the private copying of music in Canada. The eligibility criteria for rights holders can be found in Canada’s Copyright Act and is as follows:  

An author of a musical work which is used in a sound recording is eligible to receive private copying levies if copyright exists in Canada in that musical work.

A maker of a sound recording that uses a musical work is eligible to receive private copying levies if the maker, at the date of the first fixation of the sound recording, was a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or if a corporation had its headquarters in Canada and copyright exists in Canada in the sound recording.

It is important to note that the Copyright Board of Canada has published regulations setting the time frame for the submission of claims by unrepresented music rights holders.  For authors and publishers, claims for the years 2000 to 2004 must be submitted before December 31, 2013.  For record companies, claims for the years 2000 to 2007 must be submitted before December 31, 2013. For more information about the regulation please visit the Copyright Board’s website http://www.cb-cda.gc.ca/act-loi/regulations-reglements/2013143-e.html

If you are an unrepresented songwriter or publisher, please contact CMRRA - Marianne Anderson, 416-926-1966, ext 261, manderson@cmrra.ca, SOCAN - Member Services, 416-445-8700, ext. 1482 members@socan.ca or SODRAC - services aux membres poste 240, members services ext 240 members@sodrac.ca for more information about submitting a claim. If you are an unrepresented maker, please contact AVLA - Frances Galati, Manager of Membership Distribution, 416-922-8727, ext 124 FGalati@avla.ca or SOPROQ - Sébastien Sangollo  Assistant Executive Director 514-842-5147  ext 231for more information about submitting a claim. If you do not wish to be represented by one of these collectives, you can ask the Copyright Board to designate a collective to process your claim.

Please note that if you are a member of one of the collectives listed above and you have submitted all your applicable titles you do not have to take any action as any claim you may have will be processed by your collective. For more information about the private copying levy, please visit the CPCC’s website http://www.cpcc.ca.