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Media Releases

Alejandra Ribera Wins 2014 SOCAN Songwriting Prize

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

“I Want” impresses voters as the best independent song in English

 

Patrice Michaud Wins 2014 Prix de la chanson SOCAN

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

“Mécaniques générales” impresses voters as the best independent French song

 

SOCAN Announces Fiscal Year 2013 Final Results

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Toronto – SOCAN – The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada – today announced complete financial results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013. The announcement of final official results followed the organization’s preview of financial figures on January 31, 2014, and coincided with SOCAN’s annual general meeting, held this year … Continue reading SOCAN Announces Fiscal Year 2013 Final Results

 

2014 SOCAN Songwriting Prize Nominees Announced

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Public voting to decide winner of Canada’s premier independent songwriting competition

 

SOCAN Unveils World’s First Music Industry Trophy / Musical Instrument

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

“The SOCAN” to be presented to special achievement winners at June 16th SOCAN Awards

 

Final Five Prix de la chanson SOCAN Nominees Revealed

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Showcase at FrancoFolies de Montréal on June 16

 

Research Confirms: Music Builds Business

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Toronto – Can you imagine a pub without music? Or a silent clothing store? Or a restaurant without musical ambience? Neither can Canadian businesses that, according to new research1 conducted by Leger on behalf of SOCAN – the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada – confirms music is increasingly important to their … Continue reading Research Confirms: Music Builds Business

 

SOCAN, CSI Strike Licensing Deal with Google Play for Canada’s Music Creators

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Toronto – Canada’s leading organizations for the rights of songwriters, composers and music publishers, SOCAN and CMRRA-SODRAC Inc. (CSI) have completed a licensing agreement that clears a path to compensation for their more than 120,000 members and clients whose creative works are used in Google Play Music, which Google today announced is now available in … Continue reading SOCAN, CSI Strike Licensing Deal with Google Play for Canada’s Music Creators

 

SOCAN Raises the Bar for Music Rights in Québec with Appointment of Geneviève Côté to Chief Québec Affairs Officer

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Mandate to elevate SOCAN’s success and presence in Québec

 

Eric Baptiste elected Chairperson of the CISAC Board of Directors

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

“CISAC will greatly benefit,” says organization’s Director General

 

Businesses Using Music "Licensed to Play" with New SOCAN Program

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Awareness-raising initiative for 125,000-plus organizations that use music to improve business

 

SOCAN 2013 Results Expected to Break Records

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Record $240-million was distributed in 2013 to members