Other Music Related Resources

Audio-Video Licensing Agency Inc.
The Audio-Video Licensing Agency (AVLA) is a copyright collective that administers the copyright for the owners of master audio and music video recordings. AVLA licences the exhibition and reproduction of music videos and the reproduction of audio recordings for commercial use.

Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency
The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) is a Canadian centralized licensing and collecting agency for the reproduction rights of musical works in Canada. It represents over 6,000 Canadian and U.S. publishers who own and administer approximately 75 per cent of the music recorded and performed in Canada. Licensing is done on a per use basis.

Canadian Musician
Canada's magazine for professional and amateur musicians. Published since 1979, the magazine covers prominent Canadian artists, the latest gear, technique and the business of music.

Creative Arts Savings and Credit Union
The Creative Arts Savings and Credit Union offers all the products and services you would expect from any bank, including mortgages and loans, personal and home equity lines of credit, savings and chequing accounts, RRSPs, GICs, TFSAs, insurance, and more, all tailored to members of the creative industries.

As a private non-profit organization, FACTOR is dedicated to providing assistance toward the growth and development of the Canadian independent recording industry.

The largest motion picture technician union in Canada, with over 4800 members representing 21 departments. IATSE represents a diverse group of talented, award winning artisans, technicians, and craftspeople.

MetalWorks Institute
Metalworks Institute is a registered career college that is a sister company of Metalworks Studios. It offers diploma programs: audio production and engineering, entertainment business management and show production and event management.

Music FIRST Coalition
The goal of musicFIRST is to ensure that struggling performers, local musicians, and well-known artists are compensated for their music when it is played both today and in the future. Of all the ways we listen to music, corporate radio is the only one that receives special treatment. Big radio has a free pass to play music – refusing to pay even a fraction of a penny to the performers that brought it to life. musicFIRST (Fairness in Radio Starting Today) is committed to making sure everyone, from up-and-coming artists to our favorites from years-ago, is guaranteed Fair Pay for Air Play.

Musicians' Rights Organization Canada (MROC)
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.

Resound is a non-profit umbrella collective, created in 1997, to administer the rights of performers and makers of sound recordings. This is done through five member collectives: the American Federation of Musicians (AFM), ArtistI, the Audio-Video Licensing Agency (AVLA), the Société de gestion collective des droits des producteurs de phonogrammes et vidéogrammes du Québec (SOPROQ) and the Alliance of Canadian Cinema Television and Radio Artists Performers Rights Society (ACTRA PRS)

SOCAN is the Canadian copyright collective that administers the performing rights of more than 90,000 composer, author and music publisher members by licensing the use of their music in Canada. We collect licence fees on their behalf and distribute royalties to them.

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