Canada’s CMRRA and SX Works Global Publisher Services strike partnership with Barbados’ COSCAP


Barbados-based COSCAP (Copyright Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) has signed a partnership deal with CMRRA (The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency) and SX Works Global Publisher Services, both SoundExchange Companies.

According to the press release announcing the news, the deal marks “a significant international music rights management milestone”.

COSCAP’s partnership agreement with CMRRA will see the latter oversee the mechanical reproduction rights of COSCAP’s members across the Canadian marketplace.

Enhancing the partnership, the SX Works Global Publisher Services division will manage the end-to-end administration on behalf of COSCAP members with The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) in the United States.

SX Works Global Publisher Services, which originated with SoundExchange’s acquisition of CMRRA, provides administration solutions to enable music publishers and self-published songwriters to manage their repertoire and musical works across the music ecosystem.

US recorded music licensing body SoundExchange acquired CMRRA in 2017.

Commenting on the news, COSCAP CEO Erica K. Smith Ph.D said: “COSCAP is proud to embark on this transformative journey with CMRRA and SX Works Global Publisher Services.”

“COSCAP is proud to embark on this transformative journey with CMRRA and SX Works Global Publisher Services.”

Erica K. Smith, COSCAP 

Added Smith: “CMRRA has a proven track record of licensing, collecting, and distributing mechanical music royalties in the Canadian marketplace for the last 48 years for both major and independent publishers.

“SX Works Global Publisher Services work with The MLC enables our members a simple solution to collect their online mechanical royalties in the United States.

“This partnership not only secures the rights and proper payment for our talented members but also strengthens the global reach of Caribbean music.”

“As Caribbean music continues to captivate audiences worldwide, this collaboration will undoubtedly amplify the voices and contributions of these exceptional writers, artists, and publishers.”

Paul Shaver, CMRRA and SX Works 

CMRRA and SX Works Global Publisher Services President Paul Shaver, said: “We are honoured COSCAP has selected CMRRA and SX Works Global Publisher Services to manage their repertoire across the music ecosystem in Canada and with The MLC in the United States, leveraging our integrated musical works and sound recording databases, ensures accurate revenue collection for Barbadianos publishers and self-published songwriters.”

“As Caribbean music continues to captivate audiences worldwide, this collaboration will undoubtedly amplify the voices and contributions of these exceptional writers, artists, and publishers.

“CMRRA and SX Works Global Publisher Services take immense pride in embarking on this transformative journey alongside COSCAP.”

 Music Business Worldwide



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