CONNECT music licensing (formerly Audio-Video Licensing Agency Inc. (AVLA)
85 Mowat Avenue
Toronto, ON, M6K 3E3
CONNECT music licensing administers licences in Canada for the reproduction of sound recordings, and the reproduction and broadcast of music videos on behalf of the copyright owners (usually the record companies). A licence from CONNECT music licensing ensures that owners receive compensation for the use of their sound recordings and/or music videos.
In Canada, our members consist of all the major record companies, many of the independent labels, as well as artists and producers. Our members own or control the vast majority of the copyright of all the sound recordings and music videos produced and/or distributed in Canada.
Any group or individual making copies of sound recordings, music videos, exhibiting or broadcasting a music video(s) will require authorization from the copyright holder, or from CONNECT music licensing (as their appointed agent). Without this permission, the group or individual is subject to legal prosecution for copyright infringement.
CONNECT music licensing also distributes royalties to its members for the communication, public performance or private copying of their eligible sound recordings.