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GET SET. GET PAID.

With SOCAN Get Set. Get Paid you receive the royalties you’ve earned for your concerts, whether in-person or online.

Get Paid For Your Paid In-Person or Online Concerts
Get Paid For Your Free Online Concerts

Remember: SOCAN pays royalties to SOCAN songwriter, composer and publisher members for the use of their songs.

This means that SOCAN members stand to benefit most when they perform original songs during their performances since royalties are paid to the music creators, who often are not the performers.

Playing Paid Concerts?

When you are paid to perform, whether in-person or online, the promoter is required to pay a SOCAN license for that performance which SOCAN then distributes to the rightsholders of that music.

The royalties that you have rightfully earned may already be waiting for you.

Sign in to your SOCAN account. In the Performances & Repertoire tab, click Unidentified Performances, then Concerts with No Setlist. Find your concert, complete the submission by adding your setlist. Done! Consult the guide on to complete your submission.

Can’t find your concert in Concerts with No Setlist. Submit your setlists to initiate the payment process. Sign in to your SOCAN account and submit outstanding setlists using the Notification of Live Music Performance in the SOCAN Forms tab.

Requirements for Paid/Ticketed concerts:

Paid In-person

  1. Promotional image of one of the following: ticket stub, promotional poster, digital asset, promoter contract/agreement showing performance date, performers and ticket price if applicable.
  2. For bars, pubs, restaurants, cafes etc, where there is no ticket you must be able to show a $6 cover was charged in order receive performing royalties.
  3. Set list
  4. In-person concert must be submitted within 1 year of concert date.

If the submission is approved the rightsholders will receive their portion of license fees received from the promoter.

 Paid Livesteam

  1. Image of e-ticket, digital asset, promoter contract/agreement showing performance date, performers and ticket price if applicable.
  2. Screenshot or url of the livestream performance indicating date, member name or social media. Your screen shot does not need to show number of views, duration or number of songs, as rightsholders are paid as a portion of license fees received.
  3. Set list
  4. Online livestream concert must be submitted within 6 months of concert date.

If the submission is approved the rightsholders will receive their portion of license fees received from the promoter.

Playing Free Online Concerts?

Get paid for your Facebook LiveInstagram Live, Twitch and YouTube performances. **Additional platforms will be added as they are licensed.

When you perform free online concerts, the platform is required to pay a SOCAN blanket license for the privilege of hosting music content which SOCAN then distributes to the rightsholders of that music.

Sign in to your SOCAN account and submit your setlists using the Notification of Live Music Performance in the SOCAN Forms tab the same way you’ve done in past for in-person concerts.

Requirements for Free online livestream concerts:

Online concert must be a livestream not a pre-recorded concert uploaded to the platform.

  1. A screenshot of the event announcement. This could be a digital flyer/poster announcing the event showing performance date and performers.
  2. Performance proof (screenshot) of livestream event
    • Must be captured within 90 days of the original performance date and display at least 1000 total views.
    • Show original performance date, your member/performer name or social media handle.
    • Show 30 minutes of music duration if less than 10 songs.
  3. Set list
  4. Online livestream concert must be submitted within 6 months of concert date. Remember, you must capture the 1000 views at 90 days or less or you will not be able to successfully submit at any point past 90 days.

Each qualifying free concert will receive $75 total in performing right royalties. It is applied to all setlists provided and to a maximum of 30 concerts per quarter. The $75 is divided among all rightsholders of all songs performed at the event.

Remember when inputting information for online concerts:

  • The vendor is the platform
  • You are the promoter if hosting a free concert on your platforms.

Tips:

  • Vendor name: insert the platform used
  • Vendor address: insert livestream url; use a link shortener if needed
  • Complete the vendor address with your city, province and country
  • Select ‘Same Address as Above to have promoter address auto-populate with your previously entered information OR add promoter information
  • Complete the section with the promoter phone number or your phone number if you hosted your concert on your socials with no promoter.

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