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Media Releases

2019 SOCAN Songwriting Prize Finalists Emblematic of Sound Diversity in Canadian Songwriters

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Pop, rap, alternative indie-rock, electronic funk songs vie for $10,000 cash prize


SOCAN Welcomes Shifting Paradigms Report

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

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


RE:SOUND and SOCAN Collaborate to Create Entandem

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Joint venture simplifies recorded and live music licensing


30th Anniversary SOCANs Shimmer with Songwriting, Composing, Music Publishing, Licensing Success

Monday, April 1st, 2019

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.


Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger and “Call Me Maybe” Celebrated as Milestone Music Achievements at 30th Annual SOCAN Awards

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Drake, Murda Beatz, Ed Robertson, Frank Dukes, Jack Lenz, Jessie Reyez,
Ralph Murphy and many more to be honoured


SOCAN Members Achieve Extended Play from Worldwide Enjoyment of Canadian-made Music

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Membership grows with rising domestic and international success of inspirational creators


SOCAN welcomes Copyright Board Reform

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

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


SOCAN Launches Dataclef Music Services

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Meets global data needs of future-focused stakeholders
throughout the digital music supply chain;
Signs Indian Performing Rights Society as newest client


SOCAN Salutes Female Music Creators with Classics at 2018 Montréal Awards Gala

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Honours also presented to Michel Rivard, Loud, Renée Martel, Patrice Michaud, Jim Corcoran, Snails, Jean-Olivier Bégin, Hubert Lenoir and Andréanne A. Malette


SOCAN Welcomes Key Copyright and Cultural Protection Provisions of Draft United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Monday, October 1st, 2018

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


SOCAN Montréal Awards Gala Sneak Peek

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

All-Female SOCAN Classics, Cultural Impact Award to “La complainte de phoque en Alkaska”


SOCAN Confirms Record-setting Royalty Collections and Distributions to Music Creators and Publishers

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Company previews exciting tech projects at annual general meeting