Commercial radio stations

How to prepare your reports if you are a broadcaster subject to the CONNECT music licensing/SOPROQ Commercial Radio Tariff.

Commercial Radio Stations activities

Makers of sound recordings have the exclusive right to reproduce and authorize the reproduction of their sound recordings. CONNECT music licensing/SOPROQ issues licenses to all Canadian commercial radio stations that reproduce sound recordings in connection with a station’s over-the-air broadcasting operations. A CONNECT music licensing/SOPROQ licence enables radio broadcasters to choose from millions of sound recordings without having to obtain clearances for each track individually.

Applicable Tariff

On April 23, 2016, the Copyright Board certified the statement of royalties to be collected by CONNECT Music Licensing and SOPROQ for the reproduction of sound recordings by Canadian commercial radio stations for the years 2012-2017. This tariff has been partially stayed and provisionally modified as a result of the Commercial Radio Reproduction Royalties Settlement Agreement (2012-2018) between CONNECT, SOPROQ, CMRRA-SODRAC Inc. and the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (the “Settlement Agreement”). A copy of the tariff and the Federal Court orders can be found here.

We invite you to download the following documents:

For acknowledging stations to the Settlement Agreement
2012-2016 form
2017-2018 form

For other stations not party to the Settlement Agreement
2012-2017 form

If you require reporting forms for periods prior to November 7th, 2012 or have any questions, please contact radioreproduction@connectml.ca or radioreproduction@soproq.org.