Eligibility Requirements for S.19 Royalties
Artists and Record Labels are eligible to receive royalties for the broadcast or public performance of their published sound recordings only if the following conditions are met:
The sound recording was first published less than 70 years ago or was first recorded less than 100 years ago, whichever period is shorter; and
(a) the maker of the sound recording (i.e. the record label) was, at the date of recording, a citizen, permanent resident of, or headquartered in:
- Canada; or
- Any country that has signed either the Rome Convention or the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT), to the extent that the Minister of Industry has not limited the right of that country in Canada.
(b) The sound recording was entirely recorded in Canada, a Rome Convention country or a WPPT country, to the extent that the Minister of Industry has not limited the right of that country in Canada.