Standard Television Licence

This agreement accommodates a television station looking to copy music videos for the purpose of broadcasting for a limited number of occasions on a specific television program within Canada.

Some terms of this agreement include:

  • This licence is valid for one year commencing on the date of execution.
  • The music videos may be obtained directly from the record companies.
  • The program may not be broadcast on the internet.
  • You are responsible for any fees the record company may charge for provision of music videos.
  • Are accountable for any loss or damage to the music video(s).
  • Costs to copy music videos are the responsibility of the broadcaster.
  • 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.
  • If you are using the video in a documentary, CONNECT music licensing must obtain permission from the record company prior to inclusion of the video in the documentary.
  • You are responsible for any clearances and payment of all music videos, all copies and all programs received.
  • You are responsible for any payments that may be required to any performing rights society, publishers etc.

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

Refundable, Non-Interest Bearing Security Deposit: $2,500.00

Licence fees:
$60.00 per music video for local stations
$90.00 per music video for regional and pay stations
$150.00 per music video for national stations (plus applicable G.S.T. or H.S.T.).
for 1 original and 1 repeat broadcast of the Program in which each music video clip is contained. The repeat broadcast is to be shown no later than 6 months after the original broadcast.

Community Cable Station Fees:
$150 per month for up to 2 hours per week of music video programming
$250 per month for up to 5 hours per week of music video programming.

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

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