Historical mechanical royalties addressed.
Universal Music Canada has introduced a royalty recovery program for songwriters and song copyright owners who have had works recorded and released by Universal Music Canada.
The program, headed by former VP of Universal Music Publishing Canada John Redmond, was created to address historical unpaid mechanical royalties and to actively pursue royalty participants.
Redmond will work with Universal Music Canada's copyright royalty department, including three new staff members who have been added to the group.
"We are committed to taking a no-strings-attached approach to ensuring the appropriate songwriters are paid," says Randy Lennox, president/CEO of Universal Music Canada.
Songwriters who have had their historical works recorded and released by Universal Music Canada and who have not received mechanical royalties can pursue them through the Web site, www.umcroyalty.ca, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.