Extension of the term of the ADISQ-SODRAC framework license

Following an agreement between the Association québécoise de l’industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la video (ADISQ) and SODRAC, the framework license for mechanical reproduction rights on mechanical royalties in phonograms and videograms linking both organizations have been renewed for a period of one year until December 31, 2018. The agreement sets out the […]
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Members without contact information

We have royalties to give to certain members for which we have no contact information. You can transmit any information regarding these members at members@sodrac.ca And don’t forget, if you are a member, to give us your updated coordinates every time they change! Here are the lists of the Authors / composers, Publishers and Rightsholders […]
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Update on our current Copyright Board files

The Copyright Board of Canada (Board) has recently activated, reactivated and / or expedited its processes for numerous files targeting SODRAC members. The procedure for the 2014-2018 online music rate will begin in February 2018 for a hearing on March 26, 2019. SODRAC, who within CMRRA-SODRAC inc. (CSI) is the entity that is currently licensing […]
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Distribution for Apple Music

  We are pleased to announce the first distribution for Apple Music, for the period ranging from the launch of the platform in June 2015 to September 2017. The three main streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple and Google), which currently constitute 90% of this market, are now processed, as well as almost all platforms that complete […]
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Continuity – Equity – Support – Culture and media coalition responds to the vision of Canadian Heritage

MONTRÉAL, Oct. 2, 2017 – The organizations making up the Coalition for Culture and Media have expressed their disappointment concerning the fuzzy logic and inconsistent vision of the Canadian government with respect to its Creative Canada roadmap. At a time when people were looking for concrete answers to pressing questions with regard to the sustainability […]
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Songwriters and Music Publishers Appeal Canadian Copyright Board’s Decision on the CSI Online Music Services Tariff

September 26, 2017 – Toronto and Montréal – On August 25, 2017, the Copyright Board of Canada (“Board”) released its decision certifying the royalties payable to songwriters and music publishers for the reproduction of musical works by online music services operating in Canada, including services that offer music downloads, on-demand streaming and webcasting. CMRRA-SODRAC Inc. […]
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Declaration for the sustainability and the vitality of national culture and media in the digital era

  SODRAC is part of the 40+ organizations working in the cultural and media sectors that are signatories to a manifesto that was released today at a press conference. This manifesto is an urgent appeal to the governments of Quebec and Canada to put in place the conditions that will enable the cultural and media […]
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Commercial Radio: a new deal

On April 1, 2016, the Copyright Board of Canada (Board) issued a Tariff setting the royalty rates to be paid by commercial radio stations, represented by the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB), to SODRAC and other music collective societies. Both parties appealed this Tariff to the Federal Court of Appeal on different grounds, but a […]
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SODRAC announces the distribution of the CBC’s internal production synchronization fees

After a lengthy legal debate with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), which has been submitted to the Copyright Board, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada, SODRAC is pleased to announce that it may finally begin to distribute the royalties collected for the 2008-2012 period from synchronization rights for the CBC’s […]
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