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License Finder

Music is used by businesses in many different ways. Use our License Finder to determine which music license applies to your business or event. If you're still unsure which music license applies to your business, please contact SOCAN at 1-866-944-6223 or

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Adult Entertainment Clubs TARIFF 3C Calculator FORM
Aircraft TARIFF 13A Calculator
Annual Licence for Orchestras TARIFF 4B2 Calculator FORM
Background Music TARIFF 15A Calculator FORM
Background Music Suppliers TARIFF 16 FORM
Canada’s Wonderland Inc. and Similar TARIFF 12B Calculator FORM
Circuses, Ice Shows, Fireworks, Displays, Sound Light Shows and Similar Events TARIFF 11A Calculator FORM
Classical Music Concerts (Annual Licence for Presenting Organizations) (Per Event Licence) TARIFF 4B3 Calculator FORM
Classical Music Concerts (Per Concert Licence) TARIFF 4B1 Calculator FORM
Comedy Shows and Magic Shows TARIFF 11B Calculator FORM
Commercial Radio TARIFF 1A FORM
Commercial Television TARIFF 2A
Concerts at Exhibitions & Fairs, where a separate admission is charged TARIFF 5B Calculator FORM
Exhibitions & Fairs TARIFF 5A Calculator FORM
Hotel and Motel in-room Services TARIFF 23
Internet – Online Music Services TARIFF 22A FORM
Internet – Online Audiovisual Services TARIFF 22D1 FORM
Internet – Other Uses of Music – Audio Websites TARIFF 22F FORM
Internet – Other Uses of Music – Commercial Radio TARIFF 22B FORM
Internet – Other Uses of Music – Commercial Television, Non-Broadcast Television, Pay Audio Services, Satellite Radio TARIFF 22D FORM
Internet – Other Uses of Music – Game Sites TARIFF 22G FORM
Internet – Other Uses of Music – Non-Commercial Radio TARIFF 22C FORM
Internet – User-Generated Content TARIFF 22D2 FORM
Karaoke and Similar Establishments TARIFF 20 Calculator FORM
Live Music TARIFF 3A Calculator FORM
Marching Bands; Floats with Music TARIFF 10B Calculator FORM
Motion Picture Theatres TARIFF 6 Calculator FORM
Non – Commercial Radio TARIFF 1B FORM
Passenger Ships TARIFF 13B Calculator FORM
Pay Audio Services
Pay, specialty or other television services TARIFF 17
Performance of an Individual Work TARIFF 14 FORM
Physical Exercises and Dance instruction TARIFF 19 Calculator FORM
Popular Music Concerts (Annual Licence) TARIFF 4A2 Calculator FORM
Popular Music Concerts (Per Event Licence) TARIFF 4A1 Calculator FORM
Railroad Trains, Buses, and other Public Conveyances Excluding aircraft and Passenger Ships TARIFF 13C Calculator FORM
Receptions, Conventions, Assemblies, Fashion Shows (eg. in a banquet hall or hotel) TARIFF 8 Calculator FORM
Recorded Music Accompanying Live Entertainment TARIFF 3B Calculator FORM
Recorded Music for Dancing TARIFF 18 Calculator FORM
Recreational Facilities Operated by a Municipality, School, college, University, Agricultural Society, or Similar Community Organizations TARIFF 21 Calculator FORM
Retransmission of Distant Radio Signals
Retransmission of Distant Television Signals
Ringtones TARIFF 24 FORM
Satellite Radio Services
Skating Rinks TARIFF 7 Calculator FORM
Sports Events TARIFF 9 Calculator FORM
Strolling musicians & buskers; or recorded music in parks, streets & public areas TARIFF 10A Calculator FORM
Telephone Music on Hold TARIFF 15B Calculator FORM
Theme Parks, Ontario Place Corporation and Similar TARIFF 12A Calculator FORM