CONNECT music licensing Members
CONNECT music licensing:
Connecting music users with music makers - the key to unlocking
the value of music in Canada
For CONNECT music licensing Membership please complete
our Membership Application
BENEFITS OF CONNECT music
CONNECT music licensing is committed to ensuring that its
members are compensated for use of their sound recordings and music
There is no cost to join CONNECT music licensing. We
retain an administration fee only if we collect revenue on your
behalf. We pride ourselves on having one of the lowest
administration fees among music licensing companies.
Regardless of how much repertoire you own, all CONNECT music
licensing members pay the same low administration rate and our
licence agreements guarantee that all members receive the same
value for their repertoire.
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
CONNECT music licensing has over 1,600 members and
continues to grow. Our members own or control the copyright in the
vast majority of the sound recordings and music videos produced
and/or distributed in Canada.
CONNECT music licensing can offer music users' access to a
vast repertoire through efficient collective licences.
Our detailed use reports meet key international best practices.
You receive track level reporting indicating artist,
title, and record company along with your payments.
CONNECT music licensing distributes licence fees within six
months of collection.
We are continually updating our processes and systems so that
our members receive the best customer service possible.
We want you to get your money faster! We utilize
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT/Direct Deposit), so your licence
fees can be directly deposited into your bank account.
COMMITMENT TO SERVICE
CONNECT music licensing works diligently to ensure that all
possible neighbouring rights and private copying claims are made
for your eligible repertoire. We review content usage reports
at least twice per year to ensure that all possible claims are made
on your behalf.
HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR REVENUE
It is important for you to keep us up to date with any new
repertoire. Accurate, complete and up to date data is the key to
being able to pay out royalties efficiently.
Some of the royalties we administer require specific eligibility
information in order to be paid out. In order to ensure that your
claims are maximized, please provide CONNECT music
licensing with complete repertoire
information on a regular basis.
Download the repertoire document (Excel format)
Download the Repertoire Submission Form Glossary (Excel
SoundExchange deducted withholding tax of 30% from its royalty
payments when it distributed the funds, pursuant to US tax law.
If you wish to file a US tax return so as to receive a possible
refund of any withheld tax amounts, please let us know, and we
would be pleased to provide you the necessary tax forms and general
information regarding filing a US tax return. Please note that as
your entitlement to such refund varies and depends on many factors
including your tax status, independent tax advice should be sought
for determining whether and how to file a US tax return.
Below you will find links to informational guides prepared by
Deloitte LLP for Re:Sound. These guides provide general information
for non-US resident rights holders (including individuals and
corporations) who receive royalty income from SoundExchange and
choose to prepare a US income tax return to obtain a refund of any
tax that was over-withheld on the royalty income. These guides are
not designed to address the US reporting of any other types of
income that may be earned during the same tax year. If additional
income is earned that must be reported on a US tax return, or if it
is unclear whether such income should be reported on a US tax
return, a professional tax advisor should be consulted. Please note
that these guides are solely for informational purposes, and may
not be relied upon by anyone in any manner or for any purpose
without the express written consent of Deloitte. Connect Music
Licensing, Re:Sound and Deloitte assume no responsibility for tax
or any other consequences to anyone who obtains a copy of these
guides. These guides are subject to other qualifications, which are
set out at the end of the guides.
Guide for filing a U.S. Income Tax
Return for a Foreign Corporation
Guide de production de déclarations de
revenus américaines pour une société
Guide for filing a United States
Non-Resident Income Tax
Guide de production de
déclarations de revenus pour les
non-résidents des États-Unis