The Musicians' Rights Organization Canada (MROC) is a non-profit
collective that collects and distributes royalties for performers.
These royalties are payable under copyright legislation and reflect
the rights of performers to be paid fairly for the broadcast and
public performance of the recording(s) on which they performed. In
Canada, these royalties cover a variety of broadcasts, including
commercial radio, CBC radio, satellite radio and background
Until 1997, only songwriters received royalties when their songs
were broadcast. Organizations like SOCAN are responsible for
distributing these royalties to songwriters. Now, because of
legislation that recognizes the contribution of performers in the
creation of sound recordings, royalties are also payable to
performers. MROC is responsible for distributing these
How it works - if you are a musician or vocalist who has
performed as a featured or background performer on a sound
recording, MROC may have royalties for you, if it has received
radio airplay since 1998.
We at MROC are also committed to providing you with information
and key links to music related organizations and events that will
assist in the development of your career.
For more information please go to http://musiciansrights.ca/