Licensing

Licensing Information

Please be advised that Re:Sound has partnered with CONNECT for administration of CONNECT reproduction licences on CONNECT's behalf.  This is a result of an efficiency initiative at CONNECT to streamline processes and eliminate duplication, and get more of every dollar to the rights holders.

 

Please note that we have only listed our standard licences on this web site. If it seems that none of the standard licences listed will meet your business needs, please contact us to discuss your requirements. CONNECT music licensing may be able to provide a licence, or at least give you guidance on how you can proceed.

 

Licensing Music - Who's Who

When it comes to licensing music, there are two groups of rights holders who are usually involved:

Record companies (or the makers of sound recordings) who are represented by CONNECT music licensing (representing most English Canada record companies), SOPROQ (representing most Quebec companies) and Re:Sound

Songwriters/Publishers
who are represented by CMRRA, SODRAC, CSI and SOCAN
Depending on the use, you may need to contact one or more of these rights holders.
Below is a chart to identify the common licensing uses and the appropriate contacts.

Licensing Guide

Common Examples:

1. Company wishes to provide background music services to retail establishments

CONNECT music licensing and SOPROQ licensing required to reproduce the sound recordings for provision to the retail establishment. CONNECT music licensing's licence fees are available at http://connectmusic.ca/licensing/music-supply-services.aspx.
CMRRA licensing may be required for the reproduction of the musical work (composition).
SOCAN and Re:Sound licensing required to compensate authors and composers (SOCAN Tariff 16 - http://www.socan.ca/licensees/music-use for performance of musical works and producers and performers (Re:Sound Tariff 3 http://www.cb-cda.gc.ca/tariffs-tarifs/certified-homologues/2006/20061021-m-b.pdf) for performance/transmission of sound recordings.

2. Television Station Wishes to Broadcast Music Videos

CONNECT music licensing has the mandate to license music videos on behalf of SOPROQs members. A CONNECT music licensing licence permits a broadcaster/producer to copy music videos for the purpose of broadcast, and to broadcast them. Please contact info@connectmusic.ca for more information on the Television Agreements that are available through CONNECT.
CMRRA can issue a licence for the reproduction of the musical work (composition).
As producers of music videos have exclusive performance rights, no SOCAN or Re:Sound tariff is applicable.

 

Other helpful Links:
OTHER LICENCES REQUIRED? A COMPARISON OF SOCAN/RE:SOUND/CONNECT music licensing
SERVICE PROVIDERS' GUIDE TO LICENSING DIGITAL MUSIC IN CANADA

 

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