Making available a piece of music and/or sound recording you own all the rights to on a streaming and/or download platform
Type of use
What To Do
Clarifications and cautionary statement
The music industry is complex and competitive, we strongly recommend dealing with professionals.
Make sure you can prove to anyone that you are the sole owner or exclusive licensee of a master copy and of all the rights to the musical works you wish to exploit on a given territory and to demonstrate that you have concluded agreements with all the rights holders involved (performing musicians, composers, visual artists, etc.).
Exploiting the recordings of musical works generates copyright revenues for the piece of music and neighbouring rights for the sound recording. The main copyright revenues collected (for writers, composers and publishers) are for the public performance (communicating via telecommunication, through SOCAN) and reproduction (through SOCAN, CMRRA or another), as well as for private
If you are the sole producer of the recordings, the performing artist of all of the songs or instrumental pieces, the songwriter and publisher of all the recorded works, you should still follow all of those steps and sign production and publishing deals between yourself, your record label and publisher.
Associations and other organizations such as ADISQ, APEM, CQM, L’inis, SPACQ and UDA propose relevant workshops and training programs. Outside of major urban areas, the Conseils régionaux de la Culture are good resources for training and general information. Refer to this page for more info.
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