The music industry is facing major changes that are impacting the
ability of songwriters and their music publishers to be compensated
fairly for their work. This is especially pertinent to the
identification of musical works and rightsholders where the source usage
data is imperfect, voluminous and often results in a substantial number
of micro-royalty payments.
Having licensed a multitude of online music services doing business
in Canada over the past decade, CMRRA has identified the musical works
and associated rights holders for tens of millions of
recordings sold and streamed online. From those services, the collective
has also collected more than $100 million dollars in royalties for its
music publisher clients. The amount of data, however, continues to grow
and CMRRA needed a system which would effectively manage this
ever-increasing volume of data.