Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 156, Number 23: Supplement

June 4, 2022

SUPPLEMENT Vol. 156, No. 23

Canada Gazette

Part I

OTTAWA, Saturday, June 4, 2022


SOCAN Tariff 18 — Recorded Music for Dancing (2018-2022)

Citation: 2022 CB 4-T
See also: SOCAN Tariff 18 (2018-2022), 2022 CB 4

Published pursuant to section 70.1 of the Copyright Act

Lara Taylor
Secretary General
613‑952‑8621 (telephone) (email)



For the performance, by means of recorded music for dancing by patrons, at any time and as often as desired in the years 2018 to 2022, any or all of the works in SOCAN’s repertoire, in bars, cabarets, restaurants, taverns, clubs, dining rooms, discotheques, dance halls, ballrooms and similar premises, the annual royalty shall be as follows:

For the years 2018, 2019 and 2022:

(a) Premises accommodating no more than 100 patrons:
Months of Operation Days of Operation
1–3 days 4–7 days
6 months or less $286.85 $573.69
More than 6 months $573.69 $1,147.38

(b) Premises accommodating more than 100 patrons:

Premises accommodating between 101 and 120 patrons shall pay 10 per cent more than the fees set out in paragraph (a). For each subsequent capacity increase of up to 20 patrons, a further increase of 10 per cent of the fees set out in paragraph (a) shall be payable.

For the years 2020 and 2021:

The annual royalty is fixed at 50% of the total fee paid by the user for the year 2019.

Terms and Conditions

No later than January 31 of the year covered by the tariff, the establishment shall pay the applicable royalty to SOCAN and report the room capacity in number of patrons.

SOCAN shall have the right to audit the user’s books and records, on reasonable notice and during normal business hours, to verify the statements rendered and the royalty payable by the user.

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.

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

Temporary Measures

Overpayments resulting from the reduction of royalties payable for the years 2020 and 2021:

At the latest on October 3, 2022, the user who has overpaid royalties for the years 2020 and 2021 will send a notice to SOCAN indicating:

If the user makes a mistake in calculating the amount of overpayment indicated in the notice, SOCAN shall inform the user within a reasonable time of receipt of the notice and indicate the exact amount of the overpayment.

The user may deduct the overpayment from the next payment due. Overpayments do not bear interest.