Current Tariffs

Read these documents to understand the tariffs that currently apply to the various licenses and to manage your usage.

Tariff summary

Specific tariffs that correspond to the different uses of sound recordings are designed to allow music users to reproduce or broadcast the sound recordings included in our repertoire.


For more information, you may click on the tariff you wish to consult in order to be redirected to the corresponding document on the Copyright Board of Canada website.


EQUITABLE RENUMERATION (NEIGHBOURING RIGHTS) TARIFFS:

TARIFFS CURRENTLY APPLICABLE
1A– Commercial Radio stations Low-music use stations
0.75 % of gross income
Other stations
1.44 % on its first $1.25 million of annual revenues and 2.1 % on the rest
1B– Community Radio stations $100
1C– Radio of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) $1 339 834.93 for year 2011
2– Pay Audio Services 5.85 % of the amounts paid by the distributor for Pay Audio Services
3– Background Music Music provided by a background music supplier:
3.2 % of the amount paid to subscribe to the background music service, net of any amount paid by the subscriber for the equipment provided to him.
Other cases:
(i) If the number of admissions, attendees, or tickets sold for days or events during which background music was played can be estimated with reasonable certainty, the royalties are equal to that number multiplied by $0.000831 for year 2006
(ii) If the previous method does not apply and the capacity of the establishment can be verified, the royalties are equal to that number, multiplied by the number of days of operation during which background music was played, multiplied by $0.001558 for year 2006
(iii) If both previous methods do not apply, the royalties are equal to the number of square meters (square feet) of the area to which the public has access, multiplied by the number of days during which background music was played, multiplied by $0.002597 for year 2006
(iv) In all other instances, including when background music is only used with telephone on hold, the royalties are equal to $27.92$ for year 2006
4– Multi-Channel Subscription Radio Services 1.18 % of its service revenue for the reference month, subject to minimum fees of $0.12 per month, per subscriber
5– Music to Accompany Live Events Live entertainment in cabarets, cafes, clubs, restaurants, roadhouses, taverns and similar establishments:
0.9 % of the compensation for entertainment paid in the year, subject to a minimum annual fee of $37.64
Receptions, conventions, assemblies and fashion shows:
(i) In a room with a capacity of 1 to 100, $9.25 per event without dancing and $18.51 per event with dancing
(ii) In a room with a capacity of 101 to 300, $13.30 per event without dancing and $26.63 per event with dancing
(iii) In a room with a capacity of 301 to 500, $27.76 per event without dancing and $55.52 per event with dancing
(iv) In a room with over 500 capacity, $39.33 per event without dancing and $78.66 per event with dancing
Karaoke bars and similar establishments:
(i) $86.06 for establishments operating with karaoke no more than three days a week
(ii) $124.00 for establishments operating with karaoke more than three days a week
Festivals, exhibitions and fairs:
(i) Where the total attendance for the duration of the event does not exceed 75 000 persons, the fee is $8.39 per day for total attendance of up to 25 000 persons, $21.78 per day for total attendance of 25 001 to 50 000 persons, and $42.05 per day for total attendance of 50 001 to 75 000 persons
(ii) Where the total attendance for the duration of the event exceeds 75 000 persons, the fee is $0.0054 per person for the first 100 000 persons, $0.0024 per person for the next 100 000 persons, $0.0018 per person for the next 300 000 persons, and $0.0013 for all additionnal person
Circuses, Ice Shows, Firework Displays, Sound and Light Shows and similar events:
0.8% of gross receipts from ticket sales, exclusive of all taxes, including but not limited to sales and amusement taxes, services charges, convenience fees and delivery fees on ticket sales that are charged to the ticket purchaser in addition to the face value ticket price, subject to a minimum fee of $61.85 per event
Parades:
$4.39 for each float with recorded music participating in the parade, subject to a minimum fee of $32.55 per day
Parks, streets and other public areas:
$16.28 for each day on which recorded music is performed, up to a maximum fee of $111.47 in any three-month period
6A– Music to accompany dance A venue accomodating no more than 100 patrons:
(a) $151.19 if one to three days of operation over six months or less a year
(b) $302.38 if four to seven days of operation over more than six months a year, or if one to three days of operation over more than six months a year
(c) $604.76 if four to seven days of operation over more than six months a year
A venue accomodating more than 100 patrons:
10% more than the fees set out in previous section for each capacity increase of up to 20 patrons
6B– Use of recorded music to accompany physical activities Fitness Classes:
$105.74 per year
Roller or ice skating:
$38.18 Where no admission fee is charged: an annual fee of $38.18, otherwise, 0.44% of the gross receipts from admissions, exclusive of sale and amusement taxes. Subject to a minimum annual fee of $38.18
Dance Instruction:
$23.42 per year
8– Simulcasting and semi-interactive webcasting
8B– Semi-interactive webcasting

PRIVATE COPYING TARIFFS:

TARIFFS CURRENTLY APPLICABLE
Private copying $0.29 each CD-R, CD-RW, CD-R Audio or CD-RW Audio

REPRODUCTION TARIFFS:

TARIFFS CURRENTLY APPLICABLE
Commercial Radio Stations Low-use Station
0.113% of the station's first $625 000 gross income in a year, 0.234% of the station's next $625 000, and 0.405% on the rest
Other Stations
0.278% of the station's first $625 000 gross income in a year, 0.564% on the next $625 000, and 1.192% on the rest