Vol. 148, No. 17 — April 26, 2014

COPYRIGHT BOARD

FILE: Reproduction of Performers’ Performances

Statement of Proposed Royalties to Be Collected for the Reproduction, in Canada, of Performers’ Performances by Commercial Radio Stations

In accordance with section 70.14 of the Copyright Act, the Copyright Board hereby publishes the statement of proposed royalties filed by ARTISTI, on March 31, 2014, with respect to royalties it proposes to collect, effective January 1, 2015, for the reproduction, in Canada, of performers’ performances by commercial radio stations for the years 2015 to 2017.

In accordance with the provisions of the same section, the Board hereby gives notice that prospective users or their representatives who wish to object to the statement may file written objections with the Board, at the address indicated below, within 60 days of the publication hereof, that is no later than June 25, 2014.

Ottawa, April 26, 2014

GILLES MCDOUGALL
Secretary General
56 Sparks Street, Suite 800
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0C9
613-952-8624 (telephone)
613-952-8630 (fax)
gilles.mcdougall@cb-cda.gc.ca (email)

STATEMENT OF ROYALTIES TO BE COLLECTED FROM COMMERCIAL RADIO STATIONS BY ARTISTI FOR THE REPRODUCTION, IN CANADA, OF PERFORMERS’ PERFORMANCES FOR THE YEARS 2015 TO 2017

Short Title

1. This tariff may be cited as ARTISTI’s Commercial Radio Tariff (2015-2017).

Definitions

2. In this tariff,

Act” means the Copyright Act; (« Loi »)

“gross income” means the gross amounts paid by any person for the use of one or more broadcasting services or facilities provided by a station’s operator, excluding the following:

“low-use station (sound recordings)” means a station that

Application

3. (1) This tariff sets the royalties to be paid each month by commercial radio stations, in connection with the over-the-air broadcasting operations of a station, to reproduce in Canada performers’ performances in the repertoire of ARTISTI.

(2) This tariff also entitles a station to authorize a person to reproduce a performer’s performance for the purpose of delivering it to the station, so that the station can use it as permitted in subsection (1).

(3) This tariff does not authorize

Royalties

4. A low-use station (sound recordings) shall pay to ARTISTI on its gross income for the reference month, 0.0070 per cent of the station’s first $625,000 gross income in a year, 0.0134 per cent of the station’s next $625,000 gross income in a year and 0.0224 per cent on the rest.

5. Except as provided in section 4, a station shall pay, on its gross income for the reference month, to ARTISTI, 0.0157 per cent of the station’s first $625,000 gross income in a year, 0.0309 per cent of the station’s next $625,000 gross income in a year and 0.0640 per cent on the rest.

6. All royalties are exclusive of any federal, provincial or other governmental taxes or levies of any kind.

Administrative Provisions

7. No later than the first day of each month, a station shall

8. At any time during the period set out in subsection 10(2), ARTISTI may require the production of any contract granting rights referred to in paragraph (c) of the definition of “gross income”, together with the billing or correspondence relating to the use of these rights by other parties.

Information on Repertoire Use

9. (1) Subject to subsection (4), upon receipt of a written request from ARTISTI, a station shall provide it, with respect to all musical works and published sound recordings it broadcast during the days listed in the request:

(2) The information set out in subsection (1) shall be provided in electronic format, where possible, or in writing, no later than 14 days after the end of the month to which it relates.

(3) A station is not required to provide the information set out in subsection (1) with respect to more than 28 days in a year.

(4) A station that complies with paragraph 7(c) in any given month is not required to provide the information set out in subsection (1) with respect to any day of that month if the list provided contains all the information set out in paragraph (1)(a).

Records and Audits

10. (1) A station shall keep and preserve, for a period of six months after the end of the month to which they relate, records from which the information set out in paragraph 7(c) and subsection 9(1) can be readily ascertained.

(2) A station shall keep and preserve, for a period of six years after the end of the year to which they relate, records from which the station’s gross income can be readily ascertained.

(3) ARTISTI may audit these records at any time during the period set out in subsection (1) or (2), on reasonable notice and during normal business hours.

(4) ARTISTI shall, upon receipt, supply a copy of the report of the audit to the station that was the object of the audit.

(5) If an audit discloses that royalties due have been understated in any month by more than 10 per cent, the station shall pay the reasonable costs of the audit within 30 days of the demand for such payment.

Confidentiality

11. (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), ARTISTI shall treat in confidence information received pursuant to this tariff, unless the station consents in writing to the information being treated otherwise.

(2) Information referred to in subsection (1) may be shared

(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to information that is publicly available, or to information obtained from someone other than the station and who is not under an apparent duty of confidentiality to the station.

Adjustments

12. Adjustments in the amount of royalties owed (including excess payments), as a result of the discovery of an error or otherwise, shall be made on the date the next royalty payment is due.

Interest on Late Payments

13. 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.

Address for Notices, etc.

14. (1) Anything addressed to ARTISTI shall be sent to 1441 René-Lévesque Boulevard W, Suite 400, Montréal, Quebec H3G 1T7, email: radiorepro@uda.ca, fax number: 514-288-7875, or to any other address, email address or fax number of which a station has been notified in writing.

(2) Anything addressed to a station shall be sent to the last address, email address or fax number of which ARTISTI has been notified in writing.

Delivery of Notices and Payments

15. (1) A notice to ARTISTI may be delivered by hand, by postage-paid mail, by email or by fax. A payment to ARTISTI must be delivered by hand or by postage-paid mail.

(2) Information set out in paragraphs 7(b) and (c) shall be sent by email.

(3) Anything mailed in Canada shall be presumed to have been received four business days after the day it was mailed.

(4) Anything sent by fax or by email shall be presumed to have been received the day it was transmitted.