Exploiting an online streaming platform with content that incorporate music
Type of use
Exploiting an online streaming platform, commercial and non-commercial radio and TV channels over the Internet. For example, exploiting an Internet site that provides podcasts, audiobooks, music included in podcasts, in audiobooks, a web radio, a streaming service such as Apple Music or Spotify, a web TV channel, or the web site of a record label that allows to directly listen to the music of its roster of artists without the use of an existing third party such as Spotify.
Warning: it is important to distinguish broadcasting and production. If you also create the content you broadcast, please refer to the Production section.
What To Do
- Contact SOCAN to obtain a licence for the communication of music via telecommunication.
- Obtain a general reproduction licence from CMRRA and/or SOCAN.
Clarifications and cautionary statement
Collective management societies apply tariffs for the collection of a percentage of the revenues of any broadcaster available on the Canadian territory for the partial or total use of a piece of music.
For smaller broadcasting platforms that generate little or no revenue, an affordable minimum rate is applied.
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