For information about playing music for noneducational purposes please read the information on the SOCAN and Re:Sound tab.
This users right is available to everyone and is not restricted to education use or purposes.
It does have a few conditions:
If you create a video of student events at a campus and want to use some background music in your video you can as long as:
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You can play analog radio signals (i.e. AM or FM signals) without additional licenses.
Note: this does not include streaming services.
For information about playing recorded music, streaming music, or live music, and whether a license is required go to the section on SOCAN and Re:Sound in this guide.
Showing films for entertainment purposes (this includes libraries and educational institutions) requires a license.
Purchase public performance rights to show a movie:
The SOCAN and Re:Sound tab in this guide contains Information about the licenses required to play music for noneducational purposes and events that are open to the public. Having the appropriate licenses in place is a compulsory requirement.
Entandem is a joint venture between RE:SOUND and SOCAN. The organization was created to simplify the licensing process. Using Entandem, you'll receive both RE:SOUND and SOCAN licenses, with a single payment, with one organization.
Visit the Entandem website for more information.
Re:Sound. (2014). Why get a license to play music in your business? [video]. YouTube. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Fqo8Sz1IqBk
Some documentaries (check the license terms) on Netflix are available for one-time educational screenings.
Follow these steps to determine if a documentary has an educational viewing exception.
Example of a Permission Statement
GRANT OF PERMISSION FOR EDUCATIONAL SCREENINGS
Netflix is proud to present original documentaries that speak to our users in a meaningful way. We know that many of you are as excited about these films as we are; and because of their informational aspects, you’d like to show them in an educational setting -- e.g., in the classroom, at the next meeting of your community group, with your book club, etc. Consequently, we will permit one-time educational screenings of any of the documentaries noted with this information, on the following terms:
We trust our users to respect these guidelines, which are intended to help you share and discuss our documentary content in your community.
To the extent your institution requires you to demonstrate that your have a license for your screening, please show them this page.
Netflix documentary films with an Educational Screening License:
(List current to September 2020, Alphabetized order as listed in Netflix)