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Copyright and Neighbouring Rights

Since 2010, CAPACOA has had an ongoing dialogue with Re:Sound and SOCAN 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 aspects of this agreement obsolete. Guidance on the new tariffs has been issued to help members report for the 2017 calendar year and beyond. This guidance was updated in 2022.


Entandem is a joint venture between Re:Sound and SOCAN. Since 2019, Entandem collects royalties for both neighbouring rights and copyright.

Because certain Re:Sound and SOCAN tariffs are not harmonized, reporting via Entandem can be complex. CAPACOA therefore developped guidance for reporting to Entandem.


Guidance for reporting to Entandem (last updated: June 2022)

Reporting Form – PDF format (legacy form that was used up until 2020)

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

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

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