Apply for a general licence

Find out how to apply for a general licence to use sound recordings or music videos by the makers represented by SOPROQ.

SOPROQ grants general licenses for the reproduction of sound and video recordings. These licenses allow you to use the entire repertoire of our members. By becoming a licensee, you avoid having to obtain separate authorizations from all these makers, labels or other rights holders. For a complete list, please visit the Who we represent section.

What are the applicable rates?

Rates for background music licenses

The standard rate applicable to background music supply services is as follows:

  • For services without advertising: the greater of 6.00$ per system, per month or 15% of gross revenues from the authorized service, prorated to the SOPROQ repertoire.
  • For services with advertising: the greater of 8.00$ per system, per month or 20% of gross revenues from the authorized service, prorated to the SOPROQ repertoire.

The term “system” is defined as any type of device located on the premises of a subscriber of the authorized service and used for the purposes of receiving and/or broadcasting the music supplied by the service. This includes personal computers, terminals, jukeboxes, etc.

Rates for in-flight entertainment licenses

The rate applicable to in-flight entertainment services is the greater of 5.15$ per sound recording per month and 12$ per music video per month, or 15% of gross revenues generated by the authorized service.

Rates for radio and webcasting licenses

The rate applicable to commercial radio stations is a tariff certified by the Copyright Board. The details can be viewed here. The rates applicable to pay audio services, non-interactive webcasters and other online music services vary according to their business model and the functionalities offered to the users. For an estimate, please send us a completed application form.

Rates for television licenses

Rates applicable to television licenses vary greatly according to their uses. For an estimate, please send us a completed application form.

Rates for customized licenses

Contact us with details of your project so that we can work on a license that reflects your specific needs.

Apply for a license

To apply for a license, we invite you to complete and return to us the following application form. You can also contact us directly:

BY PHONE
514-842-5147

BY EMAIL
info@soproq.org