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Since 2010, CAPACOA has had an ongoing dialogue with Re:Sound regarding neighbouring rights for the use of recorded music. We work constructively with Re:Sound to define simple tariffs that offer fair compensation to right holders and that take into account the realities of performing arts organizations.

CAPACOA-Re:Sound Agreement

CAPACOA and Re:Sound have come to a settlement agreement in December 2014 for the payment of neighbouring rights royalties by CAPACOA members and members of affiliate networks. The terms of the settlement agreement have been communicated to members in a series of webinars (see below).

The certification of settlement tariffs by the Copyright Board, in September 2017, rendered this agreement obsolete. Guidance on the new tariffs has been issued to help members report for the 2017 calendar year and beyond.


Reporting Form (updated: for calendar year 2017 and beyond)

Understanding the New Re:Sound Tariffs – Webinar presentation, January 2018

Understanding the New Re:Sound Tariffs – Webinar recording, January 2018

Copyright and Neighbouring Rights in the Performing Arts – Web conference recording, January 2017

Understanding the New Re:Sound Tariffs

News Updates

CAPACOA Issues Guidance about the New Re:Sound Tariffs – January 16, 2018

Fast-Tracking the Copyright Board of Canada – October 2, 2017

Copyright Board Renders Positive Decision on Neighbouring Rights for Live Events – September 11, 2017

The Collaboration with Re:Sound Continues – July 4, 2017

Putting the Arts in the Right Perspective – January 12, 2017

Extension of the Agreement with Re:Sound – December 14, 2015

CAPACOA Undertakes Another Round of Negotiation with Re:Sound – August 13, 2015

Wrapping Up Round 1 with Re:Sound – February 19, 2015

CAPACOA and Re:Sound Reach Breakthrough Agreement – December 17, 2014

Leading the Way with Re:Sound – March 6, 2014

Update on Re:Sound Negotiations – October 16, 2013

Negotiations with Re:Sound Underway – May 28, 2013

Update on Re:Sound 2008-2012 Tariffs – October 1, 2012

CAPACOA Objects to Re:Sound Tariffs – August 9, 2012

Understanding the New Re:Sound Tariffs