Digital Specialty Service Licence

If you are looking to air and copy music videos for a specific program on a digital specialty service within Canada, this licence will accommodate.

Some terms of this agreement include:

  • This licence is valid for one year.
  • The music videos may be obtained directly from the record companies.
  • The program may not be broadcast on the internet.
  • You are responsible for costs to deliver the music video(s) to and from the record companies.
  • You will be held accountable for any loss or damage to the music video(s).
  • Costs to copy music videos are your responsibility.
  • Music videos may be used for the intended purpose of the record company only.
  • CONNECT music licensing may at any time recall any music videos as directed by the record company.
  • The music supplier is required to copy music videos at equal or higher quality as intended by the record company.
  • The music video may not be used to convey any commercial messages nor edited or altered in any way.
  • You are responsible for any clearances and payment of all music videos, all copies and all programs received.
  • The broadcaster is responsible for any payments that may be required to any performing rights society, publishers etc.
  • Monthly reports must be submitted to CONNECT music licensing pertaining to the music videos, all copies made and all programs containing the music videos (program logs), subscribers, advertising revenue and all other details. This report must be submitted the preceding month in the form of an electronic file format approved by CONNECT music licensing.
  • You may not sell music compilations. These compilations are for LEASE only and are subject to recall at the end of the agreement or at CONNECT music licensing's discretion.

CONNECT music licensing will waive up fees for music video clips up to 30 seconds in length, provided that the clip is supporting a news item or interview, or promoting a special guest appearance. All other uses of music videos are considered billable.

Minimum fee: $25,000

Licence Fee: The greater of the minimum fee or 10% of gross revenues of subscription sales and/or gross advertising revenue on the basis of programming of music videos, calculated as a percentage of the total programming of the Digital Specialty Service, plus applicable G.S.T. or H.S.T.

For more information or for official terms of this agreement, please contact CONNECT music licensing.

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