Year: 2021

Andy Hunter

Legal Counsel,
Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA)

Andy Hunter is legal counsel at the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA), a SoundExchange company. CMRRA represents the musical works of over 6000 music publisher clients.

Andy is a graduate of Osgoode Hall law school, where he specialised in intellectual property and copyright. He has conducted and presented research on behalf of Canadian Heritage, focusing on the workings of the Copyright Board and the metrics used to value music. In his current role, his primary focus is to negotiate the licensing of CMRRA’s repertoire for online and broadcast use, among others.

Prior to joining CMRRA, Andy worked in the entertainment business with Cineplex, where (amongst other things) he negotiated on the licensee side for the use of music in theatres and on the internet.