A publishing house is not obliged to issue a mechanical license – copyright laws give it the right to grant the license or not. (b) Volume requirements: GWG companies should be able to demonstrate that their use of the plants represented by CMRRA represents a minimum amount of quarterly mechanical royalties. This may require providing CMRRA with information such as sales forecasts, sharing and work information, or business plans/models. We are not in the field of enforcement. However, there are publishers, labels and third parties who are dedicated to hunting copyright authors. The result may be permanent strikes on your account, reduction of equipment and, in some cases, legal action. Are you getting caught? Maybe. Maybe not. But there are far more reasons to do things right than the fear of getting caught. Look at all our reasons for getting a license. The GWA is the standard agreement between CMRRA and record companies operating permanently in Canada. It defines the general conditions for the granting of mechanical licences, including the application of licences, royalties, royalties, royalties and payment requirements, reserve accounting, advertising copies, processing of erasure products and controlled composition clauses. This process requires the license of their music to the label on a mechanical license.
If you have completed CMRRA`s standard GWG, you may be entitled to a discount on the aforementioned royalty rate for budget recordings and music subject to controlled composition clauses. Please respect the terms of the contract or contact us for assistance in this regard. CMRRA currently issues mechanical licenses on the basis of 8.3 cents per work per copy produced, for which the playing time is five minutes or less. For each additional minute (or part of it), 1.66 cents is added to the price. However, note that a small number of publishers represented by CMRRA do not participate in the branch agreement and are higher than the standard royalty rate. 6.) Or as long as you use copyrighted music, distribute it in physical media such as CDs, DVDs, cassettes, hard drives, etc. as long as it is tangible, then you are required to obtain a mechanical license from the music publisher.