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Music is everywhere—in stores, restaurants, and public spaces. The music you hear is created by artists who have rights under Canada’s Copyright Act. We issue music licenses to ensure the owners of that music are paid for their work through the tariffs and rates approved by the Copyright Board of Canada.
MUSIC LICENSES ADMINISTERED BY SOCAN
Background Music Suppliers (16)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation – CBC Radio (1C)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation – CBC Television (2D)
Commercial Radio (1A)
Commercial Radio Reproduction
Commercial Television (2A)
Internet – Online Music Services (22A)
Internet – Other Uses of Music – Audio Websites (22F)
Commercial Radio and Satellite Radio (22B)
Internet – Other Uses of Music – Commercial Television, Non-Broadcast Television, Pay Audio Services, Satellite Radio (22D)
Internet – Other Uses of Music – Game Sites (22G)
Internet – Other Uses of Music – Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (22E)
Other Audio Websites (22C)
Internet – Online Audiovisual Content (22D1)
Hotel and Motel In-Room Services (23)
Internet – User-Generated Content (22D2)
Non-Commercial Radio (1B)
Non-Commercial Radio Reproduction
Ontario Educational Communications Authority – Television (2B)
Retransmission of Distant Television Signals
Retransmission of Distant Radio Signals
Stingray Pay audio, and Ancillary Services (26)
Société De Télédiffusion Du Québec – Television (2C)
Transmission of Pay, Specialty and Other Television Services by Distribution Undertakings (17)
**SOCAN also administers licenses for the reproduction of music and visual arts. For more information about these licenses, click here.
MUSIC LICENSES ADMINISTERED ON BEHALF OF SOCAN BY ENTANDEM
Entandem is a joint venture between SOCAN and RE:SOUND and simplifies the music licensing process for Canadian businesses. The organization administers the following music licenses on behalf of SOCAN, in addition to the licenses it administers on behalf of RE:SOUND. Visit entandemlicensing.com for more information.