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Veronica Syrtash

VP, Legal & Business Affairs,
CMRRA -Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency
Toronto, ON, Canada
Veronica Syrtash is the VP of Legal and Business Affairs at the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA). Veronica has been with CMRRA since 1999 and has worked tirelessly to secure licensing deals in Canada for services such as Apple, Google, Spotify and many other online music services.

Veronica has also conducted the negotiations related to CMRRA's Mechanical Licensing Agreements with the major and independent record labels, and she is responsible for all matters at the Copyright Board of Canada.

Veronica started her career in public interest advocacy, but her background as a musician fuelled her desire to move into the music industry in a copyright policy and advocacy role. Veronica completed her law degree at the University of Western Ontario and her Master of Laws at Osgoode Hall Law School, with a specialization in intellectual property law.