The Canadian Private Copying Collective

Who we are

Established in 1999, the Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) is an umbrella organization whose member collectives represent songwriters, recording artists, music publishers and record companies.  The CPCC is the non-profit organization responsible for collecting and distributing private copying levies on behalf of its member collectives.

What we do

  • Collect the private copying levies
  • Enforce the private copying tariff
  • Distribute the private copying levies
  • Advocate on behalf of our members

Our Members

Songwriters and music publishers

Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA)

CMRRA represents music publishers and copyright owners doing business in Canada. On their behalf, CMRRA administers the right to reproduce the musical works in their repertoire. This takes the form of mechanical licensing (reproduction of music on CDs) and synchronization licensing (film, television and other audio-visual use). Through CSI, its joint venture with SODRAC, CMRRA licenses the reproduction of music via Internet distribution and by radio broadcasters. Representation by CMRRA is open to any music publisher or copyright owner whose works are being used in Canada.

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)

SOCAN administers the communication and performing rights of copyright-protected music, when it is used in Canada. On behalf of music creators and publishers, they collect fees from individuals, businesses and organizations that play music in public, broadcast it, or communicate it by telecommunication.

Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers in Canada (SODRAC)

SODRAC grants licences for all reproductions of musical and art works. SODRAC represents authors, composers, music publishers and creators of artistic works. SODRAC collects royalties on behalf of its members whenever their works are reproduced in Canada and abroad. In foreign countries, the royalties payable to SODRAC members are collected through SODRAC’s affiliated collective societies, in accordance with national law and practice.

Recording artists and record labels

Re:Sound Music Licensing Company

Re:Sound is the Canadian not-for-profit music licensing company dedicated to obtaining fair compensation for artists and record companies for their performance rights. Re:Sound licenses recorded music for public performance, broadcast and new media on behalf of its members:

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