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CARAS (The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences)
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) Our main focus is the exploration and development of opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through the JUNO Awards, Canadian Music Hall of Fame and MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity.

CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association)
The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters.
CIMA (The Canadian Independent Music Association)
The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) is the not-for-profit national trade association representing the English-language, Canadian-owned sector of the music industry. CIMA’s membership consists of Canadian-owned companies and representatives of Canadian-owned companies involved in every aspect of the music, sound recording and music-related industries. They are exclusively small businesses which include: record producers, record labels, recording studios, managers, agents, licensors, music video producers and directors, creative content owners, artists and others professionally involved in the sound recording and music video industries.

CMPA (Canadian Music Publishers Association)
The Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA) is a membership-based organization, founded in 1949, to ensure the views of music publishers working in Canada are heard. It is our mission to create business opportunities for our members and to promote their interests and those of their song writing partners through advocacy, communication, and education. CMPA ensures that the value and contribution of music publishers, music publishing, and copyright management is understood by artists, the music industry, users of copyrights, governments, and the general public.
MMF (Music Managers’ Forum)
Music Managers Forum Canada (MMF Canada) is a registered non-profit trade organization whose mission is to become the go-to source for Canadian artists and managers on issues related to music management in Canada and around the world. MMF Canada is a membership-based organization currently serving more than 150 managers and self-managed artists, collectively representing more than 300 Canadian and International artists.
Music Canada
Music Canada is a non-profit trade organization founded in 1964 promoting the interests of its members as well as their partners, the artists. Music Canada closely with recording studios, live music venues, concert promoters and managers in the promotion and development of the music cluster. Music Canada is the Canadian contact for IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.)

SCGC (Screen Composers’ Guild of Canada)
The Screen Composers Guild of Canada is a national association of professional composers and producers of music for screen-based media including film, television and interactive digital media.

S.A.C (Songwriters Association of Canada)
The Songwriters Association of Canada) (S.A.C.) is a friendly community of songwriters here to support each other in the creative journey.  We also advocate on behalf of songwriters to protect the value of our work.  Being a member has many privileges including opportunities to network, get your music heard, as well as honing the craft.  Why not join today and start connecting with others through our on-line community.  You can also protect your work through the Canadian Song Vault, or have your music assessed through the Song Assessment Service.  We look forward to hearing your songs, and meeting you in person at one of our many upcoming events!

Unison Benevolent Fund
Unison Benevolent Fund is a non-profit, registered charity providing counseling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community. It is an assistance program – created and administered for the music community, by the music community – designed to provide discreet relief to music industry professionals in times of crisis. There are two distinct types of support available through the fund, Financial Assistance and Counselling & Health Solutions.


CONNECT Music Licensing (formerly AVLA)
CONNECT music licensing administers licences in Canada for the reproduction of sound recordings, and the reproduction and broadcast of music videos on behalf of the copyright owners (usually the record companies).  A licence from CONNECT music licensing ensures that owners receive compensation for the use of their sound recordings and/or music videos.


RACS (The Recording Artists’ Collecting Society – ACTRA)
The Recording Artists’ Collecting Society (RACS) is a division of ACTRA The Recording Artists’ Collecting Society (RACS) is a division of ACTRA that collects and distributes equitable remuneration (neighbouring rights and private copying) to eligible recording artists.

Artisti is a collective management society created by the Union of Artists in 1997, which represents more than 4,000 artists. It‘s mission is to manage and distribute royalties to performers from the following rights: equitable remuneration (audio broadcast), private copying (copies of music made ​​for the personal use of the copier) and Incidental or incidental reproduction rights.
CONNECT Music Licensing (formerly AVLA)
CONNECT music licensing administers licences in Canada for the reproduction of sound recordings, and the reproduction and broadcast of music videos on behalf of the copyright owners (usually the record companies).  A licence from CONNECT music licensing ensures that owners receive compensation for the use of their sound recordings and/or music videos.
CMRRA (The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd.)
The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA) is a non-profit music licensing agency, representing music rightsholders 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 various media, as described below.
IDLA (The Independent Digital Licensing Agency)
IDLA is the first digital distributor to be established that is owned by a wide representation of independent labels and distributors. Twenty leading independent labels organized IDLA — The Independent Digital Licensing Agency — to provide independent labels and artists more efficient and economic digital asset delivery to digital music services, royalty collection and administration through an organization whose financial interests are directly aligned with its independent artists and label members. IDLA is 100% independent owned and not affiliated in any way with any of the major label affiliated distribution companies.
SOCAN (The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada )
The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada is a not-for-profit organization that represents the Canadian performing rights of millions of Canadian and international music creators and publishers.
SODRAC (Society for reproduction rights of authors, composers and publishers in Canada)
SODRAC negotiates collective and individual agreements with users of their works, collects royalties and redistributes them to the rights holders it represents. It therefore controls all reproduction of its members’ works on any type of audio, audiovisual, visual or digital media, as well as the use of recordings on these media.
SOPROQ (Société de gestion collective des droits des producteurs de phonogrammes et de vidéogrammes du Québec – Quebec Collective Society for the Rights of Makers of Sound and Video Recordings)
SOPROQ, Quebec Collective Society for the Rights of Makers of Sound and Video Recordings, oversees collective management of rights of producers of phonograms and video recordings of Quebec, enabling producers of sound recordings and music videos to enjoy fully the benefits of the rights granted to them under Canadian law on copyright.
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. We advocate for music creators, educate music users, license businesses and distribute royalties to creators — all to help build a thriving and sustainable music industry in Canada.

The Musicians’ Rights Organization Canada)
The Musicians’ Rights Organization Canada (MROC) is a Canadian, federally incorporated, not-for-profit organization whose primary objective is to collect and distribute royalties the performer’s share of neighbouring rights and private copying royalties to musicians and vocalists. distributes.
Washington, DC
SoundExchange is the independent nonprofit collective management organization that collects and distributes digital performance royalties radio (such as SIRIUS XM), Internet radio (like Pandora)to featured artists and copyright holders. SoundExchange has an agreement for Canada with Re: Sound.


CFM (The Canadian Federation of Musicians) (AFM)
The Canadian Federation of Musicians [CFM] (formerly referred to as AFM Canada) is the leading professional organization of its kind available to Canadian musicians. As a complementary office of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM), CFM is managed by AFM’s Vice President from Canada (VPC) and offers a comparative level of service uniquely focused on matters of concern to the Canadian membership.

GMMQ (La Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec)
The Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec (GMMQ) has a mission to promote the value of music as well as the vital contribution of professional musicians to society by representing and defending their artistic, social and financial interests. The GMMQ sets minimum working conditions for musicians and acts collectively on behalf of its members when it considers their interest is affected, and works with organizations whose objectives are similar. It is also actively lobbying to promote music and musicians to local, national, and international government bodies and communities. GMMQ also provides musicians with a range of services, such as legal services and preferential rates with several companies, including insurance companies.

Regional and Provincial Music Industry Associations

Alberta Music (The Alberta Music Industry Association)
The Alberta Music Industry Association is a non-profit, service-based association dedicated to helping professionals in the music industry to succeed in their careers. We provide professional development opportunities, lobby government agencies in support of music industry issues and initiate fundraising and sponsorship activities for the association.
ADISQ (Association québécoise de l’industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la video)
Association québécoise de l’industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la video (ADISQ) (Québec Association for the Recording, Concert and Video Industries) is a not-for–profit organization protecting the interests of its members and promotes the development of the music industry in Quebec. Since 1979, produces the annual awards ceremony Gala de l’ADISQ.
Manitoba Music
Manitoba Music is the hub of Manitoba’s vibrant music community. We are a member-based, not-for-profit industry association representing over 750 members in all facets of the music industry, including artists and bands, studios, agents, managers, songwriters, venues, promoters, producers, and beyond. Manitoba Music serves all genres, from rock to roots, hip-hop to hardcore, country to classical, and everything in between. Through our programs and services, we provide information, education, communication, advocacy, industry development, and networking opportunities to nurture, develop and promote the growth and sustainability of the Manitoba music industry.
Music BC
Music BC is a non-profit society serving the British Columbia music industry through providing essential information, education, funding, advocacy, showcasing, and networking opportunities. Music BC is the voice of the BC Music industry provincially and nationally, lobbying for funding support, tax credits and creator’s rights. Music BC is dedicated to developing the spirit, growth and sustainability of the BC music community by supporting artists of all genres and music professionals throughout the industry.
Music New Brunswick
Music/Musique NB (MNB) is a provincial music industry association providing a support network for musicians, managers, and businesses that are involved in the creation of music within the province of New Brunswick. MNB is a non-profit association with ties on regional, provincial, and national levels with government agencies and departments who enable us to lobby and promote our industry and our artists whenever possible.
Music NL (Music Newfoundland and Labrador)
MusicNL is dedicated to – providing Newfoundland and Labradorian musicians with the latest news, information and opportunities; addressing key issues affecting the Newfoundland & Labrador music industry in order to implement positive change by presenting a strong voice to government, business and the community at large.
Music Nova Scotia
Music Nova Scotia is a non-profit organization that has worked since 1989 with a mandate to encourage the creation, development, growth and promotion of Nova Scotia’s music industry. Music Nova Scotia exists to grow and nurture the Nova Scotia music industry, retain our own natural resource and as well, promote investment.
Music NWT
Music NWT is a non-profit organization with a mandate to develop, foster and promote the continued growth of the Northwest Territories music industry to its fullest potential. The organization supports the marketing and distribution of NWT Musicians and Recording Artists.
MusicOntario is a non-profit, membership-based division of the Canadian Independent Music Association, also known as CIMA.  Its mission is to provide professional development, education, information & support to the music industry of Ontario. MusicOntario operates as a division of the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA).
Music PEI
Music PEI, founded in 2001 as the Prince Edward Island Music Awards Association, is a non-profit member services organization devoted to advancing careers of Island musicians. Music PEI pro-actively seeks ways to promote, foster and develop artists and the music industry on PEI. The Association acts as an advocate for the Island music industry and a representative at the national table.
Music Yukon
Music Yukon is at the heart of Yukon’s emergence as a national leader in the creation, production, presentation, sale and distribution of music by Yukon artists. Music Yukon represents the interests of the Yukon’s music sector locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
SaskMusic (The Saskatchewan Recording Industry Association) is a member-based, non-profit corporation representing the four components of the music and sound recording industries and community of Saskatchewan: SaskMusic stimulates the growth and development of the Saskatchewan music industry through leadership, promotion, training, advocacy, and partnership.

East Coast Music Association / Awards
It is the ECMA’s mission to develop, advance and celebrate East Coast Canadian music, its artists and its industry professionals throughout the region and around the world. We advocate for our members to ensure they can sustain music careers while based in Canada’s Atlantic region.

MFM (Manitoba Film and Music)
Music and Film in Motion (MFM) is a non-profit organization whose mandate is to support Manitoba film and music through our objectives, which are to create, stimulate, employ and invest in Manitoba by developing and promoting Manitoba companies, producing and marketing film, television, video and music recording projects as well as to promote Manitoba as a film location for off-shore production companies. MFM is a member of the Association of Film Commissions International (AFCI).

WCMA (The Western Canadian Music Alliance)
The Western Canada Music Alliance Inc. was formed in late 2002 when the Music Industry Associations of BC and the Yukon join forces with Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. The vision of developing the infrastructure of a regional music industry is intact and now shared across western Canada. They produce the WCMA Awards and Breakout West.

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