CONNECT music licensing
CONNECT music licensing administers licences in Canada for the
reproduction of sound recordings, and the reproduction and
broadcast of music videos on behalf of the copyright owners
(usually the record companies). A licence from CONNECT music
licensing ensures that owners receive compensation for the use of
their sound recordings and/or music videos.
In Canada, our members consist of all the major record
companies, many of the independent labels, as well as artists and
producers. Our members own or control the vast majority of
the copyright of all the sound recordings and music videos produced
and/or distributed in Canada.
Any group or individual making copies of sound recordings, music
videos, exhibiting or broadcasting a music video(s) will require
authorization from the copyright holder, or from CONNECT music
licensing (as their appointed agent). Without this
permission, the group or individual is subject to legal prosecution
for copyright infringement.
Membership in CONNECT music licensing ensures that rights
holders receive royalties for the communication, public performance
or private copying of their eligible sound recordings.
CONNECT music licensing partners with Re:Sound to optimize the
distribution process and get more royalties to labels faster. Check
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