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

12/15/2017 - 07:43 SOCAN Foundation Launches Charitable Fund
12/14/2017 - 12:44 Amelia Curran to direct documentary of Erin Costelo recording next album
12/13/2017 - 01:00 National Music Centre exhibition celebrates 2017 Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees
12/13/2017 - 00:26 SOCAN Welcomes Motion Triggering Parliamentary Review of Copyright Act
12/11/2017 - 09:01 Submit now for 2018 JUNOs Experience Music Program
12/06/2017 - 16:26 SOCAN presents No. 1 Awards to our music publishers
12/04/2017 - 18:19 SOCAN presents No. 1 Song Award to WondaGurl, Eestbound
11/30/2017 - 16:20 SATE, Savannah Re, Meryem Saci showcase for industry at SOCAN Toronto offices
11/29/2017 - 08:52 Apply now for 2018 Soundstreams Emerging Composer Workshop
11/28/2017 - 13:45 Alessia Cara leads SOCAN member 2018 Grammy Award nominations with four
11/27/2017 - 11:17 Exceptional songwriter Patrick Bourgeois passes away at 55
11/23/2017 - 12:43 SOCAN presents No. 1 Song Award to Maia Davies, David Mohacsi
11/20/2017 - 14:37 SOCAN members Danny Michel, Ken Yates win two awards each at 2017 CFMAs
11/17/2017 - 15:39 Bennie D from Chicago wins SOCAN-sponsored Battle of the Beatmakers
11/17/2017 - 09:50 Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame inducts The Bands classic, This Wheels on Fire
11/16/2017 - 01:10 Theory of a Deadman earn SOCAN No. 1 Song Award for Rx (Medicate)
11/09/2017 - 23:24 SOCAN Foundation lead sponsor of 2017 International Society for Contemporary Musics World New Music Days
11/09/2017 - 08:03 Quake Matthews wins SOCAN songwriter honour, one other, at 2017 Music Nova Scotia Awards