Licensing

In-store Advertising

CONNECT music licensing's Licensees are permitted to include in-store advertising on programs containing copies of sound recordings and/or music videos, conditional upon the following:

Conditions of In-Store Advertising

  • All advertising must be in-store, i.e. relate to the products or services sold or provided by the commercial subscriber who is leasing the programs containing in-store advertising; for example, if your client is a restaurant, you cannot advertise the clothing store down the street.
  • CONNECT music licensing's members have the right to approve all scripts - you must submit scripts to CONNECT music licensing for approval prior to including advertising on the programs.
  • You may not use sound recordings owned by our members as a soundtrack to the in-store ads.
  • In-store ads may not interrupt any sound recording owned by our members - there must be a discernible buffer between the end of the sound recording and the beginning of the ad, and the end of the ad and the beginning of the sound recording.
  • There is an increased licence fee associated with programs containing in-store advertising:

 

Type of Agreement In-Store Advertising Licence Fee
MSS Digital (CD) $.15 per copy per sound recording
MSS CD-R $.44 per copy per sound recording
MSS CD-Compression 20% of gross lease revenue
MSS Hard Drive Compression Greater of $8.00 per system per month or 20% of gross lease revenue
Video Pool Digital $.30 per copy per music video
Video Pool DVD-R $.88 per copy per music video
Audio-Video Jukebox Agreement Greater of $22.00 per system per month or 20% of gross lease revenue

 

Restrictions
In-store ads may not advertise the following:

  • alcohol
  • tobacco products
  • political endorsements

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