If you plan to use music in an audiovisual production, such as a film or television program, a commercial or a DVD product, you’ll need to obtain a synchronization licence. CMRRA no longer offers synchronization licensing services and as such, you will need to directly contact the rightsholder(s) of the musical work in question to obtain your licence. For further information, please see our Synchronization FAQ or contact the rightsholder(s) of the song you wish to use.
If you plan to offer audiovisual content to Canadian consumers then you may need to obtain a post-synchronization licence for music contained in that audiovisual content. As the name implies, this is a licence for reproduction of music contained in a finished audiovisual work, such as when the completed audiovisual work is copied for broadcasting purposes. For more information about post-synchronization licensing, please see CMRRA’s Tariffs page or our Synchronization Licensing FAQ.