9 Top Canadian Music Associations and What They Do

There is a lot of help offered if you are involved in the Canadian music industry. Below is a round up of 9 of the top Associations and a brief description of what they do:

Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) - http://www.cria.ca/
CRIA is the voice and guardian of the record industry in Canada. The CIRA deals with file sharing issues that are effecting the Canadian music industry.

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) - http://www.socan.ca/
Royalties, composer, writer, SOCAN is the Canadian copyright collective that administers the performing rights of its members and those of affiliated international societies by licensing the use of their music in Canada.

American Federation of Musicians (AFM) - http://www.afm.org/
The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada

The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA) - http://www.cmrra.ca/
Deals with music publishers and the distrobution of music royalties from compact disck reproductions, films, television, etc.

The Canada Council for the Arts - http://www.canadacouncil.ca/
The Canada Council for the Arts supports, promotes and celebrates the work of Canadian artists and arts organizations.

The Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Record (FACTOR) - http://www.factor.ca/
The foundation was founded in 1985 to Support the Canadian independent recording industry through a series of programs and resources.

Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC) - http://www.songwriters.ca/
The only national arts service organization dedicated exclusively to Canadian composers, lyricists and songwriters.

Canadian Independent Record Production Association (CIMA) (formerly CIRPA) - http://www.cirpa.ca/
A trade organization representing the independent sector of the Canadian music and sound recording industry and the collective voice of independent music in English-speaking Canada.

Canadian Coalition of Fair Digital Access (CCFDA) - http://www.ccfda.ca/
The CCFDA is a coalition working to repeal the levy that is placed on recordable media.