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Media Releases

SOCAN Announces Achievement Award Winners for 30th annual Gala in Montréal

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Leloup receives three SOCAN Classic Awards, Plamondon tops 40, and Diane Juster’s “Je ne suis qu’une chanson” to get SOCAN Cultural Impact Award


grandson’s poignant “Blood//Water” captures the $10,000 SOCAN Songwriting Prize

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Writers Chester Krupa Carbone, Kevin Hissink and Jordan Benjamin win over voters and deliver fan favourite among 10 nominated songs


SOCAN Delivers Record Royalties to Members

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Domestic, international and digital 2018 financial results outperform,
but CEO calls for a more equitable share from massively successful streaming platforms


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