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Media Releases

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


SOCAN Awards 2018 Honour and Celebrate Canada’s Music Creators and Publishers

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Burton Cummings, Sarah McLachlan, Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara, Daniel Caesar, Frank Dukes, Our Lady Peace among those recognized


Partner Claims $10,000 SOCAN Songwriting Prize

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Josée Caron and Lucy Niles win over voters with their creativity, to make “Play The Field” the favourite song among 10 finalists


2018 SOCAN Awards Stand Tall with Globally Celebrated Winners

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Burton Cummings, Sarah McLachlan, Daniel Caesar, Frank Dukes, Our Lady Peace among SOCAN members honoured on June 18th


Hamilton Becomes First Municipality “Licensed To Play” with SOCAN

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

City calls on local businesses to join in support of Canada’s music creators and publishers through fair licensing


SOCAN Elects New Board of Directors for 2018-21

Friday, May 25th, 2018

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