Spanish Point to supply a Musical Rights Licensing and Royalty Distribution System to the
Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency
Dublin and Toronto –January 18, 2012 - Spanish Point Technologies Ltd. (Spanish Point) today
publicly announces it has been engaged by the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd.
(CMRRA) to design and develop a Musical Rights Licensing and Royalty Distribution System.
CMRRA is a non-profit music licensing agency, which represents the vast majority of music copyright
owners (music publishers) doing business in Canada. On their behalf, CMRRA issues licenses to users
of the reproduction right in copyrighted music. Licensees pay royalties pursuant to these licenses to
CMRRA and, in turn, CMRRA distributes the proceeds to its clients. CMRRA is based in Toronto and
has approximately 100 fulltime staff.
"The music industry is facing major changes and challenges that are impacting the ability of
songwriters to be compensated fairly for their work,” said David A Basskin, President and CEO of
CMRRA.” In order to respond to unprecedented demand for licensing, and to best provide for the
collection and distribution of royalties, we have decided to invest in new technology to allow for
improved processing and communication between all parties involved."
Spanish Point’s solution will replace CMRRA’s current technology with an up-to-date and advanced
system providing rich functionality as well as an ability to interface and exchange data easily with
Commenting on CMRRA’s search for a partner to develop their new system, Mr Basskin noted
Spanish Point’s proven track record in supplying copyright licensing and distribution systems as a
major factor in choosing them for this significant development. Spanish Point has previously been
recognized by Microsoft for work in the musical royalties field, for which it was awarded the
Worldwide Partner of the Year Award.
The solution designed for CMRRA draws extensively on Spanish Point’s expertise in modern software
development tools and technologies such as Microsoft’s .net, BizTalk, SharePoint, Azure and SQL
“Our design ensures a high degree of integration between modules. By using an integrated
technology stack from Microsoft, our solution ensures that CMRRA will enjoy the latest
developments in areas such as system integration, parsing, transformations, human-based workflow,
full-text indexing and searching, and other technologies relevant to the its needs,” said John Corley,
CTO of Spanish Point.
The implementation will be rolled out in a series of phases and is scheduled for completion in Q3 of
About Spanish Point Technologies Ltd.
Dublin based Spanish Point Technologies provides innovative consulting and solution build services
using Microsoft technologies to provide business systems which remove complexity, increase
productivity and connect users to critical business information. Spanish Point employs technologies such as SharePoint, Microsoft Office, BizTalk, SQL Server and their own LookupPoint™ to build
powerful solutions for customers.