For what types of uses is SODRAC authorized to collect royalties on behalf of its members?
The Copyright Board of Canada has authorized various tariffs for reproduction rights in the fields of radio, on-line and wireless broadcasting.
For recordings, TV broadcasts and educational institutions, SODRAC has entered into general agreements for the benefit of all of our members.
Otherwise, licenses are issued based on the intended use. The section entitled How to obtain a license
describes the various areas in which SODRAC represents its members and the related royalties.
Must SODRAC’s authorization be obtained before a work in its repertoire may be used?
Yes. If you know that a work is included in our repertoire, please be aware that SODRAC is the only entity that can authorize reproduction thereof.
If you fail to obtain prior authorization, you will be in violation of copyright law. In that case, we will be legally entitled to take all steps deemed necessary,
including bringing a claim for damages and interest, to defend the interests of the SODRAC member(s) in question.
What should I do if I can’t locate the rights holder(s) to a given work?
Tracking down the rights holders can be difficult at times. You should start by searching our
Repertoire of musical works.
you don’t find the information you’re seeking, please complete the on-line form corresponding to the intended use and we will perform a search for you
for a small fee.
What well-known songwriters and composers does SODRAC represent?
SODRAC collects royalties on its members’ behalf in all countries that recognize copyright. It also represents the interests in Canada of songwriters,
composers and publishers who are members of affiliated organizations in other countries. The
lists all of the songwriters and composers represented by SODRAC.