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)

The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. is a music licensing collective representing music rights holders who range in size from large multinational music publishers to individual songwriters.  Together, they own or administer the vast majority of songs recorded, sold and broadcast in Canada.  On their behalf, CMRRA issues licences to individuals or organizations for the reproduction of songs on CDs, cassettes and similar physical products; for the reproduction of songs related to music downloads, streaming and webcasting; and, for the reproduction of songs by radio stations and satellite broadcasters.

SOCAN for Performing Rights

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.

SOCAN for Reproduction Rights

SOCAN for Reproduction Rights issues licences for the reproduction of musical and artistic works.  By granting to SOCAN the right to license the reproduction rights in the case of musical works, and all rights in the case of artistic works, rights holders, including music publishers and creators of artistic works, collect royalties in Canada and abroad for the reproduction and exhibition of their works in various forms including CDs, records, digital media, paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and other visual arts media.

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. Rights holders (artists and labels) may sign up with Re:Sound directly or through Re:Sound’s member organizations (ACTRA RACS, ARTISTI and MROC for performers and CONNECT and SOPROQ for labels).

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