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Name/Contact Info Description
75 The Donway West
Suite 1010
Don Mills, Ontario
M3C 2E9
(416) 391-5161
American Federation of Musicians
59 Chester Hill Road
Toronto, Ontario
M4K 1X4
(416) 463-8880 (9am-5pm only)
Black Music Association of Canada Inc.
Canadian Music Centre
National Office
20 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, Ontario
M4Y 1J9
(416) 961-6601
The CMC is a unique resource for composers, conductors, performers, broadcasters, students and all those who simply listen to and enjoy music. Our mission is to promote the works of Canadian composers, to encourage the performance and appreciation of Canadian music and to make it available both in Canada and abroad.

Since 1959, this independent not-for-profit charitable organization has been an important force on the music scene across Canada.

124 Merton Street
3rd Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M4S 2Z2
(416) 485-3135

Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences

c/o 100 Queen Street, Suite 1300
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 1J9
(613) 238-2090 x238
(613) 238-9380 fax

The Canadian Coalition for Fair Digital Access is a broad-based organisation of manufacturers, retailers and distributors working together to repeal Canada's private copy levy (aka blank media levy) system and replace it a more equitable solution for all Canadians.

5 Director Court
Unit 102
Woodbridge Ontario,
L4L 4S5

(905) 850-1144
(905) 850-1330 fax

Canadian Country Music Association
Suite 614
214 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 3S6
(416) 593-1665
Canadian Independent Record Production Association

(Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd.)
56 Wellesley Street West
Suite 320
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2S6
(416) 926-1966

CMRRA is a non-profit music licensing agency, which represents the vast majority of music copyright owners (usually called music publishers) doing business in Canada.

On their behalf, CMRRA issues licenses to users of the reproduction right in copyrighted music. These licenses authorize the reproduction of music in CDs and cassettes (usually called "mechanical licensing") and in films, television programs and other audio-visual productions ("synchronization licensing"). Licensees pay royalties pursuant to these licenses to CMRRA and, in turn, CMRRA distributes the proceeds to its publisher clients. The publisher in turn distributes the songwriter's portion of such revenues to the songwriter involved.

Canadian On-Line Musicians' Association

Focusing on Canadian roots music, this site is a collection of artist's home pages, links to other areas of the web that are of interest to musicians and music fans and news about COMA artists and music.

150 Eglinton Avenue East
Suite 403
Toronto, Ontario
M4P 1E8
(416) 486-6832 or
(416) 485-4373 fax

The Canadian Private Copying Collective is the non-profit agency charged with collecting and distributing private copying royalties (aka blank media levy). The CPCC is an umbrella organization that represents songwriters, recording artists, music publishers and record companies.
(Canadian Recording Industry Association)
890 Yonge Street, Suite 1200
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 3P4
416-967-9415 fax

Membership is comprised of the major record companies, leading independent labels, and all manufacturers of compact discs and tapes in Canada.

Site has statistics on monthly recording sales, and info on piracy.

125 George Street
2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 2N4
(416) 368-8678

Foundation To Assist Canadian Talent On Records
FACTOR is a non profit foundation that provides funds for the Canadiann recording industry. Their purpose is to distribute application forms for all of the FACTOR programs and approved application documentation.
The Freelance Musicians' Association
240 Commissioners Rd. W. Unit G
London, Ontario
N6J 1Y1

1-888-477-6628 (Toll-Free US & Canada)
1-519-686-8499 fax

The FMA is a newly formed international grass roots organization comprised of instrumentalists, vocalists, musical support staff and supporters of live music. It is dedicated to furthering the respective interests of its members and to providing specific services required by musicians who perform primarily in small concert venues, night clubs, community halls, and at a wide variety of public and/or private events.
London Musicians' Association
240 Commissioners Rd. W. Unit G
London, Ontario, Canada
N6J 1Y1
(519)685-2540 Phone/Fax
General Info
Booking Referral: email, or call (519) 685-2540

Mundy's Bay Folk Society
PO Box 291
Midland, Ontario, Canada
L4R 4K8
phone: +1 (705) 527-5311

NorthBeat Productions
Promoting the communities of Greater Huronia while giving local musical artists vital exposure.
P.O. Box 882, Peterborough, ON, K9J 7A2
Ph/Fx 705-741-3686
Ontario Council of Folk Festivals

The Ontario Music Educators' Association (OMEA)

"We are an organization of teacher/musicians dedicated to quality Music teaching in the province. While the modalities of our music are varied... orchestral, vocal, piano, band, electronic, steel band, Orff... we unite under a common banner promoting Music as the enlightening, inspiring, force that it can be."

Orillia Folk Society


The Orillia Folk Society is dedicated to providing a venue for contemporary and traditional folk music for Orillia and Surrounding areas.
The Ottawa Valley Bluegrass Music Association
P.O. Box 29055
Barrhaven Crossing P.O.
Nepean, Ontario
K2J 4A9
Valley Grass is a registered (1987) non-profit organization of folks who enjoy listening to, playing, and supporting Bluegrass music in the Ottawa Valley.

Naz Etessam
Suite 501
260 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 1W5
(416) 596-8696
(416) 596-6861 fax

PromoFACT was established by VideoFACT in conjunction with the launch of MuchMoreMusic to stimulate the production of Electronic Press Kits (EPK's) and Web Sites for Canadian independent artists and record labels. PromoFACT is sponsored exclusively by MuchMoreMusic.

National Head Office
26 Soho Street, Suite 340
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 1Z7

Phone: 416-961-1588 Fax: 416-961-2040 Toll Free: 1-866-456-7664

Administrative Office
3350 Fairview Street
Suite 3, Box 165
Burlington, Ontario
L7N 3L5

Phone: 905-681-5320
Fax: 905-681-6654
Toll Free: 1-800-215-4814

Songwriters Association of Canada


Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada
The Toronto Blues Society
Programming has expanded into a diverse array of activities that includes workshops, a Blues in the Schools program, an annual Women's Blues Revue, concerts, showcases and community outreach events. Services include the publication of the monthly Toronto Blues Society Newsletter and the BluesLine voice message service, an extensive internet website, an internet mailing list/discussion group (Maple Blues), consultation to musicians and the music industry, and advocacy on behalf of the blues community.

Naz Etessam
Suite 501
260 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 1W5
(416) 596-8696
(416) 596-6861 fax

Foundation To Assist Canadian Talent. A program of non-recoupable grants set up voluntarily and funded entirely by the MuchMusic, MusiquePlus and MuchMoreMusic to assist in funding the production of Canadian music videos.

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