Writers Chester Krupa Carbone, Kevin Hissink and Jordan Benjamin win over voters and deliver fan favourite among 10 nominated songs
Domestic, international and digital 2018 financial results outperform,
but CEO calls for a more equitable share from massively successful streaming platforms
Pop, rap, alternative indie-rock, electronic funk songs vie for $10,000 cash prize
Toronto, May 16, 2019 – The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage tabled in the House of Commons its Shifting Paradigms report as part of its study on Remuneration Models for Artists and Creative Industries to propose recommendations related to the statutory review of the Copyright Act. On first reading, SOCAN is satisfied with the Committee’s … Continue reading SOCAN Welcomes Shifting Paradigms Report
Joint venture simplifies recorded and live music licensing
Opens with a “Call Me Maybe” winner; Barenaked Ladies end with a Bang.
Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger celebrated as Most-Performed Songwriter.
Murda Beatz, Drake, Frank Dukes, Jack Lenz, Red Brick Songs, Jessie Reyez, Bell Media also honoured.
Buffy Sainte-Marie inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Drake, Murda Beatz, Ed Robertson, Frank Dukes, Jack Lenz, Jessie Reyez,
Ralph Murphy and many more to be honoured
Membership grows with rising domestic and international success of inspirational creators
Toronto, October 31, 2018 – SOCAN welcomes the introduction of Bill C-86 by the federal government containing provisions to improve the effectiveness of the Copyright Board of Canada. We are pleased that the Government of Canada has responded to repeated requests from stakeholders, both from users and from rights holders, to create a framework that … Continue reading SOCAN welcomes Copyright Board Reform
Meets global data needs of future-focused stakeholders
throughout the digital music supply chain;
Signs Indian Performing Rights Society as newest client
Honours also presented to Michel Rivard, Loud, Renée Martel, Patrice Michaud, Jim Corcoran, Snails, Jean-Olivier Bégin, Hubert Lenoir and Andréanne A. Malette
Toronto, October 1, 2018 – SOCAN is delighted to learn that an agreement in principle has been reached on a new continental trade agreement that significantly strengthens copyright and cultural industry protections in Canada. Under the deal, known as United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), copyrighted works will enter the public domain in Canada 70 years after … Continue reading SOCAN Welcomes Key Copyright and Cultural Protection Provisions of Draft United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement