Canadian businesses are responding positively to a new company created to make the music licensing process more convenient. Since its launch in July 2019, Entandem, a joint venture between RE:SOUND and SOCAN, has simplified the music licensing process for a growing number of Canadian businesses – to date, a remarkable 3,300 – that use live and recorded music to help attract and keep customers, clients and employees.
So far, Entandem has collected more than $5-million in music-licensing revenue (in revenue collections from July 1, 2019 to Oct. 30, 2019), demonstrating its effectiveness in making it convenient for Canadian businesses to use music ethically, legally, and responsibly, while ensuring that the creators and owners of the music receive fair compensation for the use of their valuable work.
“The businesses we work with clearly appreciate the convenience of completing both RE:SOUND and SOCAN music licenses at once,” said Amadou Tall, Director, Entandem Licensing. “Not only is this great for business, it’s a positive development for rights holders. The fair royalties they have earned allow them to maintain and build their careers, and keep bringing us the music we love.”
By law, whether they use recorded or live music, Canadian businesses must pay for the music they use so that those who made the music can be fairly compensated. Just as restaurants pay food suppliers, and nightclubs pay for the liquor they serve to make their business better, music is an important, often vital, piece of the customer, client or employee’s overall experience.
The money collected from RE:SOUND and SOCAN music licenses through Entandem is distributed as royalties to songwriters, composers, music publishers, artists, and record labels.
Entandem simplifies the completion of both RE:SOUND and SOCAN licenses, previously managed separately by each organization, into a single, jointly-operated business comprising 35 full-time employees, whose work is an essential part of the Canadian music ecosystem. Entandem is headquartered in Toronto with a branch office in Montréal.
With Entandem, retailers, restaurants, nightclubs, fitness clubs and myriad other organizations that use music can complete their legally required music licenses in a single transaction.
Businesses seeking more information about the music licenses they may require can visit entandemlicensing.com.