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


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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

10/19/2017 - 13:17 Steve Maloney wins SOCAN songwriter award at 2017 Newfoundland music week
10/19/2017 - 08:36 SOCAN first to use cloud-based tech for real-time electronic music royalty tracking
10/19/2017 - 06:31 SOCAN First to Use Cloud-Based Technology for Real-time Electronic Music Royalty Tracking
10/18/2017 - 18:09 One Bad Son earns SOCAN No. 1 Song Award for "Raging Bull"
10/16/2017 - 13:15 Janice Staub Joins SOCAN Board of Directors
10/12/2017 - 06:39 Sony Music Canada presents gold record to SOCAN for support of Ruth B
09/28/2017 - 14:02 SOCAN cautiously optimistic about Creative Canada initiatives
09/28/2017 - 10:34 Jan V. Matejcek, leading founder and first CEO of SOCAN, passes away at 90
09/26/2017 - 10:08 Robert Charlebois, Monique Leyrac, Claude Dubois and many more to be honoured by SOCAN
09/19/2017 - 14:43 Andy Shauf wins SOCAN songwriter honour, two others, at 2017 Western Canadian Music Awards
09/19/2017 - 06:42 Lido Pimienta wins 2017 edition of $50,000 Polaris Prize
09/15/2017 - 12:12 Songwriters inspired at SOCAN Song House during BreakOut West 2017
09/13/2017 - 13:05 Brett Kissel wins four prizes, including Male Artist of the Year, at 2017 Country Music Awards
09/07/2017 - 17:56 Strong presence of SOCAN #ComposersWhoScore in movies at 2017 TIFF
09/06/2017 - 11:56 Submit now for Artist Entrepreneur West program
09/01/2017 - 10:30 MaMA 2017: SOCAN members get special rate on pro passes
08/31/2017 - 14:42 Harry "Skip" Prokop, songwriting drummer/singer of Paupers and Lighthouse, passes away at 73
08/14/2017 - 11:51 SOCAN presents three No. 1 Song Awards to Serena Ryder