CSI is a joint venture of the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA) and the Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers in Canada (SODRAC). CSI licenses the reproduction rights in the joint repertoire of CMRRA and SODRAC to various music users, including radio stations and online music services.
Together, CMRRA and SODRAC represent the vast majority of songwriters and music publishers whose songs are active in the Canadian market place. CSI’s role is to provide a convenient one-stop licensing shop to access a worldwide music repertoire for use in Canada.
CSI licenses its repertoire by way of tariffs certified by the Copyright Board of Canada or by way of privately negotiated agreements.
CSI was incorporated in 2002, initially as a vehicle to collect the royalties derived from CMRRA and SODRAC’s distinct Commercial Radio Tariffs. Since then, CSI has applied for a series of other tariffs certified by the Copyright Board of Canada, including the Online Music Services Tariff and the Multi-Channel Subscription Radio Services Tariff.
In addition, CSI has entered into private licence agreements with other users of the reproduction right, such as with Pay-Audio Music Services and Background Music Services.
For more information on all of CSI’s tariffs, please visit the Tariff section of our website.
For more information about CMRRA and SODRAC, please visit each organization’s respective website:
For CMRRA: www.cmrra.ca
For SODRAC: www.sodrac.ca