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Sound recodings

Which recordings?

Sound recordings

Royalties are strictly limited to eligible sound recordings

Equitable remuneration

To qualify for equitable remuneration

  • the sound recording must have been published;

and

  • the maker of the recording, in the case of an individual, must have been a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or a citizen or permanent resident of a Rome Convention country or a WPPT country at the date of the first fixation of the performance

or

the maker of the recording, in the case of a corporation, must have had its headquarters in Canada or a Rome Convention country or a WPPT country at the date of the first fixation of the performance

or

all of the fixations for the sound recording must have taken place in Canada, or a Rome Convention country or a WPPT country;

and

  • your performance must still be protected by copyright.

Private copying

To qualify for private copying

  • The sound recording of your performance must be that of a musical work

and

  • Your performance must still be protected by copyright

and

  • You must have been a Canadian citizen or permanent resident when your performance was originally fixed on the sound recording.

Reproduction right

To qualify for royalties for its incidental reproduction, your performance must be vocal, fixed on a sound recording and it must still be protected by copyright.

Furthermore, the sound recording on which it has been integrated must:

  • Have been produced by a producer who, in the case of an individual, is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada or of a Rome Convention country at the date of the first fixation of the performance

or

  • Have been produced by a producer who, in the case of a corporation, must have had its headquarters in Canada or a Rome Convention country at the date of the first fixation of the performance

or

  • Have been published for the first time in Canada or a Rome Convention country in such a quantity as to satisfy the reasonable demands of the public .

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