Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 148, Number 20: SUPPLEMENT

May 17, 2014


FILE: Public Performance of Sound Recordings

Statement of Royalties to Be Collected by Re:Sound in Respect of Non-Interactive and Semi-Interactive Webcasts

In accordance with subsection 68(4) of the Copyright Act, the Copyright Board has certified and hereby publishes the statement of royalties to be collected from Re:Sound Music Licensing Company (Re:Sound) for the communication to the public by telecommunication, in Canada, of published sound recordings embodying musical works and performers' performances of such works pursuant to Tariff No. 8 (Non-Interactive and Semi-Interactive Webcasts) for the years 2009 to 2012.

Ottawa, May 17, 2014

Secretary General
56 Sparks Street, Suite 800
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0C9
613-952-8624 (telephone) (email)


Tariff No. 8



1. In this tariff,

Act” means the Copyright Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-42, as modified; (« Loi »)

“ATH” means aggregate tuning hours, the total individual hours of programming a webcaster communicates during the relevant period to all listeners in Canada that provide audio programming consisting, in whole or in part, of sound recordings of musical works. For example, if the webcaster communicated 2 hours of programming to 10 simultaneous listeners, the webcaster's ATH would be 20; (« NTHE »)

“device” means any device capable of receiving and playing a file included in a webcast, including a computer, digital media player, cellular phone, smartphone, or tablet; (« appareil »)

“file” means a digital file of a sound recording of a musical work, or a part thereof; (« fichier »)

“interactive webcast” refers to any webcast through which a specific file can be communicated to a member of the public at a place and at a time individually chosen by that member of the public; (« webdiffusion interactive »)

“month” means a calendar month; (« mois »)

“non-commercial webcaster” means any webcaster other than the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, that is owned and operated by a not-for-profit organization including any campus webcaster and community webcaster, whether or not any part of the webcaster's operating costs is funded by advertising revenues; (« webdiffuseur non commercial »)

“non-interactive webcast” refers to a webcast — other than a simulcast of programming to which the CBC Radio Tariff (SOCAN, Re:Sound), the Commercial Radio Tariff (SOCAN, Re:Sound, CSI, AVLA/SOPROQ, ArtistI), the Pay Audio Services Tariff (SOCAN, NRCC) or the Satellite Radio Services Tariff (SOCAN, NRCC, CSI) applies — over which the recipient exercises no control over the content or the timing of the webcast; (« webdiffusion non interactive »)

“play” means the single performance of a file to a single person; (« écoute »)

“semi-interactive webcast” refers to a webcast — other than a simulcast of programming to which the CBC Radio Tariff (SOCAN, Re:Sound), the Commercial Radio Tariff (SOCAN, Re:Sound, CSI, AVLA/SOPROQ, ArtistI), the Pay Audio Services Tariff (SOCAN, NRCC) or the Satellite Radio Services Tariff (SOCAN, NRCC, CSI) applies, an interactive webcast or a non-interactive webcast — over which the recipient exercises some level of control over the content of the webcast or the timing of the webcast; (« webdiffusion semi-interactive »)

“webcast” means the communication in Canada, via the Internet or another digital network, to a device, of one or more files that are intended to be reproduced onto the device only to the extent required to allow listening to the files at substantially the same time as when the files are communicated; (« webdiffusion »)

“webcaster” means a person or organization who carries out a webcast; (« webdiffuseur »)

“year” means a calendar year. (« année »)


2. (1) This tariff sets the royalties to be paid by a webcaster, in the years 2009 to 2012, for the communication to the public by telecommunication of published sound recordings embodying musical works and performers' performances of such works in the repertoire of Re:Sound, other than

(2) This tariff is not subject to the special royalty rates set out in section 68.1 of the Act.

Non-commercial Webcasters

3. (1) The royalties payable for all webcasts carried out by a non-commercial webcaster shall be $25 per year.

(2) The payment made pursuant to subsection (1) shall be accompanied by a description of the webcast services the webcaster offers or intends to offer.

(3) Except to the extent required by subsection (2), a webcaster that is subject to this section is not subject to section 9.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

4. The royalties payable for any given month by CBC for non-interactive and semi-interactive webcasts subject to this tariff shall be $0.000131 per file included in a webcast, subject to a minimum of $100 per year.

Non-interactive and Semi-interactive Webcasts, other than by CBC and Non-commercial Webcasters

5. The royalties payable for any given month by a webcaster, other than CBC or a non-commercial webcaster, for any noninteractive or semi-interactive webcast shall be $0.000102 per file included in a webcast, subject to a minimum of $100 per year.

Date Payable

6. Unless otherwise provided, all royalties are due 45 days after the end of the relevant period.

7. All royalties payable under this tariff are exclusive of any applicable federal, provincial or other governmental taxes or levies of any kind.


Webcaster Identification

8. No later than 45 days after the end of the first month during which a webcaster carries out a webcast pursuant to section 2, the webcaster shall provide to Re:Sound the following information:

Music Use Information

9. (1) No later than 45 days after the end of each month, a webcaster that is required to pay royalties pursuant to sections 4 or 5 shall provide to Re:Sound, in relation to each file included in a non-interactive or semi-interactive webcast,

and, if available,

(2) A webcaster shall provide, with the information set out in subsection (1), a report setting out, for that month,

(3) The information set out in subsections (1) and (2) shall be provided electronically, in an Excel format or in any other format agreed upon by Re:Sound and the webcaster, with a separate field for each element of information required in paragraphs 1(a) to (l).


10. Adjustments to any information provided pursuant to section 8 or 9 shall be provided with the next report dealing with such information.

11. (1) Subject to subsection (2), adjustments in the amount of royalties owed, including excess payments, as a result of the discovery of an error or otherwise, shall be made on the date the next royalty payment is due.

(2) Any excess payment resulting from a webcaster providing incorrect or incomplete information about a file shall be deducted from future amounts owed for the use of sound recordings owned by the same person as the sound recording in that file.

Accounts and Records

12. (1) A webcaster, to which section 9 applies, shall keep and preserve, for a period of six years after the end of the year to which they relate, records from which that webcaster's payment under this tariff can be readily ascertained.

(2) Re:Sound may audit these records at any time during the period set out in subsection (1), on reasonable notice and during normal business hours.

(3) Re:Sound shall, upon receipt, supply a copy of the report of the audit to the webcaster that was the subject of the audit.

(4) If an audit discloses that the royalties owed to Re:Sound during any reporting period have been understated by more than 10 per cent, the subject of the audit shall pay the amount of the understatement and the reasonable costs of the audit within 30 days of the demand for such payment.


13. (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), Re:Sound shall treat in confidence information received pursuant to this tariff, unless the person who supplied the information consents in writing to the information being treated otherwise.

(2) Re:Sound may share information referred to in subsection (1)

(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to information that is publicly available, or to information obtained from someone other than a person subject to this tariff and who is not under an apparent duty of confidentiality to that person.

Interest on Late Payments

14. Any amount not received by the due date shall bear interest from that date until the date the amount is received. Interest shall be calculated daily at a rate equal to one per cent above the Bank Rate effective on the last day of the previous month (as published by the Bank of Canada). Interest shall not compound.

Addresses for Notices, etc.

15. (1) Anything addressed to Re:Sound shall be sent to 1235 Bay Street, Suite 900, Toronto, Ontario M5R 3K4, email:, fax number 416-962-7797, or to any other address, email address or fax number of which the sender has been notified in writing.

(2) Anything addressed to a webcaster shall be sent to the last address, email address or fax number provided by that person to Re:Sound in writing.

Delivery of Notices and Payments

16. (1) A notice may be delivered by hand, by postage-paid mail, by email or by fax. A payment must be delivered by hand or by postage-paid mail.

(2) A document mailed in Canada shall be presumed to have been received three business days after the day it was mailed.

(3) A document sent by fax or email shall be presumed to have been received the day it was transmitted.

Transitional Provisions

17. (1) In the event that a webcaster, other than a noncommercial webcaster, has not implemented technology to track plays for any month during the term of the applicable tariff, the webcaster shall pay royalties to Re:Sound for that month calculated as follows:

(2) The royalties calculation formula provided under subsection (1) shall be applicable for all relevant reporting periods under section 9 during the term of this tariff and be available to a webcaster until the earlier of

(3) A webcaster using the formula provided under subsection (1) to calculate royalties shall provide, for that month,

and, if available, all the information set out in section 9.

18. Any amount that would otherwise be payable pursuant to this tariff on or before December 31, 2012, shall be paid no later than December 31, 2014, and shall be increased by using the relevant multiplying interest factor (based on the Bank Rate) set out in the following tables with respect to each period. Information pertaining to that same period shall be filed with the payment.

Multiplying interest factors applicable to monthly payments
Month 2009 2010 2011 2012
January 1.0624 1.0560 1.0474 1.0349
February 1.0614 1.0555 1.0464 1.0339
March 1.0603 1.0551 1.0453 1.0328
April 1.0597 1.0547 1.0443 1.0318
May 1.0593 1.0543 1.0433 1.0308
June 1.0589 1.0539 1.0422 1.0297
July 1.0585 1.0533 1.0412 1.0287
August 1.0580 1.0524 1.0401 1.0276
September 1.0576 1.0516 1.0391 1.0266
October 1.0572 1.0505 1.0380 1.0255
November 1.0568 1.0495 1.0370 1.0245
December 1.0564 1.0485 1.0360 1.0235
Multiplying interest factors applicable to yearly payments
Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
  1.0510 1.0445 1.0360 1.0235