Licensing

We're fussy about doing it right, and part of getting things done the right way is to protect the artists we're serving. No order, no matter how big or small, is produced without an IPR Form and if you've recorded cover songs, they need to be licensed. We're happy to help give you direction in this area and here are some links to help get you started.


IPR (CD or DVD) - This form is required for every CD, DVD or Blu-Ray master we duplicate or manufacture.


IPR (Vinyl) - This form is required for every Vinyl master we manufacture.


GRANT OF RIGHTS - This form is required if you are using a song that you have not written, is not public domain and is not licensed through a licensing agency (CMRRA) or publisher.


CMRRA - The largest mechanical licensing agency in Canada and your best source for licensing cover songs in domestically.


SODRAC - The primary Canadian mechanical licensing agency representing French language and Quebec artists.


HARRY FOX AGENCY (HFA) - If you can't find a song on CMRRA, look here next.


BMI  - If you can't find a song on CMRRA or HFA, you might be able to find a publisher here and contact them directly.


PD INFO  - Good resource for Public Domain and Royalty Free music.


LIMELIGHT - This is a great new resource for licensing cover songs in countries other than Canada.

For further assistance on licensing or copyrights contact us anytime.

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Production & Licensing Forms

IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) Form

Every master submitted for production requires a completed IPR form. Please submit the correct version(s) for your project.

Grant of Rights Letter

If you licensed unpublished music you need to show proof of your formal agreement.

Form G (Graphics Prepress)

If you licensed unpublished music you need to show proof of your formal agreement.

Mechanical Licences

If you require mechanical licences for published music that you did not compose, go to CMRRA to search their database and download the current licensing forms. 

Form G (prepress) (pdf)

Download

Grant of Rights Letter (doc)

Download

IPR - CD and DVD (pdf)

Download

IPR - Vinyl (pdf)

Download