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

03/15/2018 - 12:12 Nominees to perform at 2018 JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Presented by SOCAN
03/12/2018 - 09:38 Six SOCAN #ComposersWhoScore win in 2018 Canadian Screen Awards
03/09/2018 - 07:22 Tegan and Sara, Murray McLauchlan earn 2018 Governor Generals Performing Arts Awards
03/06/2018 - 16:08 SOCAN Foundation gives $25,000 total to five hopefuls in Young Canadian Songwriters Awards
03/01/2018 - 11:43 Come From Away creators David Hein, Irene Sankoff tell success story at SOCAN Foundation musical theatre workshop
02/28/2018 - 14:17 SOCAN applauds the Government of Canada's announcement to invest in the Copyright Board of Canada
02/26/2018 - 15:36 Beats. Mind. Movement. music creators share songs, sign with SOCAN
02/21/2018 - 12:11 Iskwe, Jim Cuddy, Rose Cousins, Ruth B., Scott Helman to perform at 2018 JUNO Songwriters Circle
02/21/2018 - 08:13 Submissions open for SOCAN Song House at 2018 ECMAs: Festival and Conference
02/13/2018 - 14:03 YouTube teen phenomenon Jake Donaldson plays for SOCAN staff at our Toronto office
02/13/2018 - 13:55 SOCAN member wins gold medal at 2018 Olympic games
02/08/2018 - 16:33 SOCAN presents No. 1 Song Award to The Good Lovelies for I See Gold
02/08/2018 - 07:50 Francouvertes announces 2018 contest lineup
02/08/2018 - 05:19 Alexandre Poulin receives SOCAN No. 1 Song Award during concert in Sherbrooke
02/07/2018 - 11:23 Video: SOCAN members react to 2018 JUNO Award nominations
02/06/2018 - 15:25 Pick the finalists of the 33rd Gemeaux Awards
02/05/2018 - 06:52 SOCAN offers even more transparency in North American music reproduction rights
02/05/2018 - 06:40 Come From Away creators Hein, Sankoff to deliver keynote at free seminar