The mechanical royalty rate has increased periodically since 1988. Please refer to the table below for information on the applicable royalty rate for a given year.
The values below are stated in cents ($C) as the minimum rate for recordings with a running time of five minutes or less and the added rate per minute or partial minute of running time:
|June 22, 1988 to September 30th 1989||5.25/1.25|
|October 1st 1989 to December 31, 1991||5.9/1.18|
Where a “Pay-As-You-Press” license has been earlier issued to you at a lower rate, you will be obliged, as the rates increase from time to time, to pay the new, higher rates should you need to press further copies of your recording.