Music Has Value

Canadian businesses must get a public performance licence to play music from both RE:SOUND and SOCAN. RE:SOUND collects and distributes royalties for artists and record labels, and SOCAN collects and distributes royalties for songwriters and music publishers. Both organisations are authorized by the Copyright Board of Canada to provide you with the music licence(s) your business needs and to help you understand the licensing process.

In 2019, RE:SOUND launched a licensing joint venture with SOCAN to simplify the licensing process. Now, businesses across Canada can play music legally and ethically, ensuring music creators are compensated. Learn more at Entandem conducts extensive outreach to fitness facilities, nightclubs and background music users such as bars, restaurants, retail establishments, and hotels to let them know about their legal obligations to pay a licensing fee(s) in order to use recorded music in their business.

Entandem collects these fees on behalf of RE:SOUND and SOCAN, who then distribute them to their respective rights holders.

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