CMRRA Launches Process for Collecting Mechanical Royalties from TikTok

The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) is reached a new agreement with TikTok for the collection of digital mechanical royalties in Canada. It is now live.

Music publishers and self-published songwriters who own music copyrights to songs that are streaming on TikTok are eligible to collect from this line of business for current and past use of songs on the platform. Rights holders just need to follow these four steps:

1) If you’re already a client, download the TikTok addendum here and submit your completed form in the same location. If you’re not yet a client of CMRRA, download its entire affiliation agreement here and submit your completed file to

2) A complete TikTok FAQ section exists here to help anticipate your queries and guide you through this new service.

3) Submit the signed addendum here.

4) Once you’ve submitted the addendum, CMRRA will verify the information, and then send you back a counter-signed copy if everything is in order.

For more information, contact the CMRRA at or go to

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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