Annual Tariff/Copyright Forms

Last Updated Oct 15 2019

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Below you can find the annual forms for various Copyright Tariffs you are required to pay as a AM/FM or internet radio stations. More will be added as they become available. Please carefully read the information after each Tariff Name/Title, to determine if you need to be paying it.

Registration
SOCAN – http://www.socan.com/join-now/
CMRRA – http://www.cmrra.ca/
RE:Sound – https://portal.resound.ca/Account/Signup
SODRAC (French) – https://sodrac.ca

4 Typical, Annual Tariffs:

Tariff – SOCAN 1B – Non-Commercial Radio – Broadcast [Details]

Who: All Campus, Community, Indigenous, Internet stations with a non-profit or charitable status
When: Annually, due by Jan 31st from previous year’s calendar year expenses (Jan 1st to Dec 31st)
Why: Radio stations need permission from creators and publishers to broadcast the compositions in which they own copyright. Includes coverage of online internet stream that is the same as the FM Broadcst stream.
Cost: 1.9 per cent of their estimated gross operating costs for the incoming year

SOCAN 1B Form

Note: pleasue include your operational expenses from Jan  1st to Dec 31st for the reporting year along with your payment.

Tariff – Non-Commercial Radio – Reproduction (2020) [Details]

Who: All Campus, Community, Indigenous with a non-profit or charitable status (NOT INTERNET STATIONS)
When: Annually, due by Jan 31st from previous year’s calendar year expenses (Jan 1st to Dec 31st)
Why: radio stations need permission from creators and publishers to reproduce for digital use the compositions in which they own copyright
Cost: around 0.6% per cent of their estimated gross operating costs for the incoming year (Depending on language)

CMRRA & SOCAN Non-Commercial (English) – Must submit both forms to two locations

CMRRA Non-Commercial Reporting Form(PDF – No automated calculation)

SOCAN Non-Commercial Reporting Form(PDF – No automated calculation)

CMRRA & SOCAN Non-Commercial (French, Bilingual, Non-English) – Must submit both forms to two locations

CMRRA French Non-Commercial Reporting Form(PDF – No automated calculation)

SOCAN French Non-Commercial Reporting Form(PDF – No automated calculation)

If you offer another webcast (streaming archives or other content), you must also pay another $100 per year, which is split as follows: $96 to CMRRA and $4 to SOCAN (for both English and French stations). WE ARE NOT AWARE OF ANY STATION (but CKDJ-FM) DOING THIS, PLEASE ASK FOR ASSISTANCE.

Note: pleasue include your operational expenses from Jan  1st to Dec 31st for the reporting year along with your payment. 

Royalties – Re:Sound – 1.B License [Details]

Who: All Campus, Community, Indigenous, Internet stations with a non-profit or charitable status
When: Annually, due by Jan 31st from previous year’s calendar year expenses (Jan 1st to Dec 31st)
Why: Public performances of music works and recordings on AM/FM radio by non-commercial broadcasters.
Cost: $100/annually +Tax

Form TO BE UPLOADED HERE

Tariff – Re:Sound – 1.B.2. [Details]

Who: All Campus, Community, Indigenous, Internet stations with a non-profit or charitable status
When: Annually, due by Jan 31st from previous year’s calendar year expenses (Jan 1st to Dec 31st)
Why: Public performances of music by simulcast and non-interactive and semi-interactive webcast by non-commercial webcasters and non-commercial AM/FM radio stations.Applies to all non-commercial stations that have simulcasts or other webcasts including streaming archives. Downloadable files are not included.
Cost: $25/annually + $25 per year for other types of webcasts (maximum) of $50/year.

Form TO BE UPLOADED HERE

OTHER TARIFFS THAT CAN AFFECT CAMPUS & COMMUNITY RADIO STATIONS

SOCAN Tariff 4A1 and 4A2

Who: All non-commercial campus, community, Indigenous & internet stations that host an event featuring musical performances
When: Due on an event-by-event case, or annually
Why: Public performance of popular music at concerts (excluding classical music)
Cost:
Per event (4A1):
3% of gross ticket sales (min $35) or
3% of fees paid to talent where no admission fee is charged (min $35)
Annual licence (4A2):
3% of gross ticket sales from last calendar year (min $60) or
3% of fees paid to talent last year where no admission fee is charged (min $60)

Form HERE on SOCAN Page

SOCAN Tariff 22.F

Who: Non-broadcasting entities that share information online (for example, the NCRA/ANREC)
When: Due annually on Jan 31st from previous calendar year expenses (Jan 1st to Dec 31st)
Why: Public performances of musical works on websites containing audio webstreams (this applies only to websites of non-broadcasters, like the NCRA/ANREC)
Cost:  Minimum fees: $28 per year if the combined SOCAN repertoire use on the site is 20% or less, $79 if the use is 20-80%, and $100 if the use is 80% or more (higher rates are for sites with associated revenue, which does not apply to any NCRA/ANREC members)

Form HERE on SOCAN Page

CSI online music services tarif (CMRRA and SODRAC combined)

CSI has proposed a new tariff for online music services. CSI intends for the tariff to apply to non-commercial radio, but the rates and reporting are geared toward commercial for-profit music services. The NCRA/ANREC has objected and will be negotiating with CSI. We will inform members if this becomes billable. 

NOTE: For additional tariffs for uses of music in non-broadcasting activities (e.g. producing CDs, classical music concerts, use of live or recorded music at public events, etc.), see http://www.socan.ca/licensees/music-use, http://www.resound.ca/tariffs/, and http://www.cmrra.ca/music-users/need-a-license/.

NOTE re: PODCASTS: There are no tariffs for use of music in podcasts.  Legally, podcasts are treated differently from other online music uses, and the difference makes it unlikely that any podcasting tariffs will be proposed in future.  The only way to obtain the right to use copyrighted music in podcasts is by directly contacting each copyright holder to seek permission. Failure to obtain permission could result in some copyright holders threatening legal action unless their music is removed.