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Media Releases

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


SOCAN Tops 120,000 Members

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

More Canadians than ever realizing rewards of songwriting, composing and music publishing


SOCAN Adds Saxberg to Leadership Ensemble

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Appointed Head of International Relations


SOCAN Salutes Quebec Music Success at Annual Gala

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Louise Forestier, Roch Voisine and Misteur Valaire among stars feted


SOCAN Members Can Get Paid More for Music on YouTube

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

SOCAN enters into deal with Audiam


SOCAN Names McCarty Chief Membership & Business Development Officer

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Zeltway promoted to Head of Membership


Canadian Music Growing in Global Popularity

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

SOCAN sees consistent increase in international airplay and performance