Summary - Canadian Industry Statistics

Music publishers - 51223


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in acquiring and registering copyrights in musical compositions, in accordance with the law, and promoting and authorizing the use of these compositions in recordings, on radio and television, in motion pictures, live performances, print, multimedia or other media.

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    Establishments in this generating revenues form the use of such works, generally through licensing agreements. These establishments may own the copyright or act as administrator of the music copyrights on behalf of copyright owners.

    Example Activities:
    Music books (i.e., bound sheet music), publishing
    Music copyright buying and licensing
    Music, publishing
    Sheet music, publishing


    Establishments primarily engaged in:
    songwriters who act as their own publishers (711513, Independent, writers and authors).

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