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Media Releases

SOCAN Elects New Board of Directors for 2018-21

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Five additional women added, bringing near-gender-parity to team


Women dominate 2018 SOCAN Songwriting Prize finalists

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Music fans can vote online & through social media starting May 24
Winning artists receive $10,000 and other prizes


SOCAN Signs Comprehensive Services Deal with New Performing Rights Organization

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Dutch Caribbean Ducapro benefits from comprehensive back-office royalty services for music creators, artists and music publishers


SOCAN applauds the Government of Canada’s announcement to invest in the Copyright Board of Canada

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Injection of new funds more timely than ever


SOCAN Offers Even More Transparency in North American Music Reproduction Rights

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Groundbreaking Layla tool unveiled by wholly-owned Audiam


SOCAN Achieves Record Revenues

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

But average creator member earns only $38.72 annually from Internet audio streaming


Research: Most Young Canadians Want to Live in Music Cities

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

SOCAN identifies steps cities can take for live music to thrive


SOCAN Foundation Launches Charitable Fund

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Celebrating 25 years of supporting Canadian Music Creation


SOCAN Welcomes Motion Triggering Parliamentary Review of Copyright Act

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

“More than ever we need strong copyright protection”


SOCAN First to Use Cloud-Based Technology for Real-time Electronic Music Royalty Tracking

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Partnership with Pioneer DJ and KUVO starts with simple, free system in Toronto area nightclub


SOCAN Honours Robert Charlebois, Michel Corriveau, Monique Leyrac, Éditorial Avenue, Leonard Cohen and many more

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Montréal SOCAN Awards Gala Celebrates Music Publishers
and Creators, Past, Present and Future


Janice Staub Joins SOCAN Board of Directors

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Extensive experience helping artists manage money, further careers