This panel provides CCMA members with a rare opportunity to hear directly from all Toronto-based royalty collection organizations simultaneously. Representatives from SOCAN/SOCAN RR, CMRRA, ACTRA/RACS, MROC and Connect Music Licensing will be on hand to speak to their specific roles on behalf of rights holders. If you’re a songwriter, music publisher, feature/non-feature performer on a recording, master recording owner, or any combination of the aforementioned, we’ll get your questions answered, fill in the gaps, and provide you with the confidence required to be in command of royalties administration.
Royalties Round Up: The Big Picture Seminar
A member of the Board of Directors of the Songwriters Association of Canada, Andrea is also a Lyrics professor in Seneca College’s Independent Songwriting and Performance program and the Associate Director of Publisher Engagement and Strategy at the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency, a SoundExchange company, where she brings a unique and holistic perspective - as a creator, educator, and music business analyst - to support CMRRA’s publisher and self-published songwriter clients.
A true East-coaster, Andrea was born in Nova Scotia and gained degrees from St. Francis Xavier and Dalhousie Universities before continuing her studies at University of Toronto. Believing in power of education and giving back, Andrea sits on the Dalhousie Arts Centre Campaign Cabinet, is a staunch supporter and charity partner (via Four Chords & the Truth) of the Unison Benevolent Fund, is a voting member of both the American and Canadian Academies of Recording Arts & Sciences, CCMA, ECMA, WIF and WIM, has led songwriting workshops for the Honey Jam, GuitarWorkshopPlus, the Singing Competition, Elaine Overholt’s Big Voice Studios, and the Canadian Musician’s Cooperative, and is an active juror for the category of Songwriter of the Year in numerous regional and national organizations.
Andrea’s first holiday single, “Jolly Melancholy Christmas,” co-written by Andrea and long-time friends/collaborators, Liz Rodrigues and James Bryan (who also produced), is due out on November 11th. A new EP, Evidence of Love, is currently in pre-production with producer Hill Kourkoutis and slated for release in May 2023.
Andrea earnestly describes her life as “all music – all the time.”
Previously as Vice President & Senior Counsel - Global Content Protection with the Motion Picture Association (MPA) - the leading advocate of the film, television, and streaming industry around the world, Sundeep was responsible for overseeing MPA's Canadian content protection efforts by initiating multi-jurisdictional enforcement & litigation strategies resulting in the shutdown of some of the world's most notorious pirate sites & services. Sundeep has been designated by the Law Society of Ontario as a Certified Specialists (Intellectual Property: Copyright).
Prior to MPA, Sundeep practiced with an intellectual property firm where he offered transactional advice & litigation counsel on matters relating to Intellectual Property (Copyright & Trademarks), Goverment Relations, Corporate Commercial & Administrative Law. His prior professional roles also include Vice-President & General Counsel to a music licensing company & Policy Analyst with the Canadian Government regarding Copyright.