the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada ( SOCAN )


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About the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada

SOCAN (the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) is a not-for-profit organization that represents the Canadian performing rights of millions of Canadian and international music creators and publishers. SOCAN is proud to play a leading role in supporting the long-term success of its more than 100,000 Canadian members, as well as the Canadian music industry.

Through licences, SOCAN gives businesses that use music the freedom to use any music they want, legally and ethically. SOCAN licenses more than 125,000 businesses coast to coast and distributes royalties to its members and peer organizations around the world. SOCAN also distributes royalties to its members for the use of Canadian music around the world in collaboration with its peer societies.

In addition, SOCAN plays a leadership role in mentoring emerging creators on various aspects of the craft and business of music. We also advocate on behalf of our members to ensure that copyright is respected and that creators are appropriately remunerated for the use of their work.

SOCAN press release, blog etc

09/19/2018 - 02:29 Partner Play The Field perfectly to attract SOCAN Prize
09/11/2018 - 09:21 SOCAN Montreal Awards Gala Sneak Peek
08/30/2018 - 06:57 SOCAN Foundation awards almost $100,000 to young, emerging music creators
08/29/2018 - 19:41 MaMAs Ma Cabane a Paname Call For Applications
08/27/2018 - 17:59 SOCAN member Eric Ethridge wins Grand Prize in 2018 Unsigned Only song competition
08/23/2018 - 16:41 Laura Lefebvre wins Paroles & Musique Award at Granby Song Fest
08/21/2018 - 02:05 Robert Paquettes Bleu et blanc to be inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame
08/15/2018 - 03:06 SOCAN mourns passing of JUNO-winning Love Inc. member Brad Daymond
08/13/2018 - 05:51 Emilie LeBel joins Toronto Symphony Orchestra as Affiliate Composer
07/31/2018 - 18:43 SOCAN and SODRAC Announce Integration of Music Rights Management in Canada
07/31/2018 - 16:40 SOCAN and SODRAC integrate music rights management in Canada
07/23/2018 - 07:54 SOCAN members Leonard Cohen, Andy Kim, Col. Chris Hadfield to be inducted into Canadas Walk of Fame
07/19/2018 - 05:08 SOCAN presents two No. 1 Song Awards to Universal Music Publishing Canada
07/11/2018 - 22:48 Nominees announced for 2018 Canadian Country Music Association Awards
07/10/2018 - 20:42 Apply now for Good Vibes song camp in Toronto with Kenneth Babyface Edmonds
07/03/2018 - 21:51 SOCAN Foundation launches TD Creative Entrepreneur Incubator
07/02/2018 - 22:48 Fourteen SOCAN members nominated for 2018 Gemeaux Awards