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Advocacy

SOCAN fights for the legal, fair and ethical use of our members' music, and advocates for all of our members, whether songwriters, lyricists, concert music composers, film scorers, music publishers, or other types of music creators. SOCAN lobbies the federal government to ensure the most favourable possible conditions for our members, and especially to advocate for fair compensation for the use of their work. Similarly, SOCAN appears before the Copyright Board of Canada to pursue new tariffs for new uses of our members' music; to pursue better rates for our members on existing tariffs; to represent the rights of our members in hearings; or to oppose representations by those music user groups or organizations that we believe are not fairly compensating our members.

Jessy Lanza
Member

Jessy Lanza

SOCAN member, singer-songwriter and producer Jessy Lanza has a unique take on R&B, laced with haunting high-register vocals. Lanza was listed as one of the best new artists of 2013 by XLR8R. In a review of her debut album, Pull My Hair Back, she was described by U.K. newspaper The Guardian as "the latest and possibly greatest of the new ethereal soul girls," and ranked No. 4 on Resident Advisor’s Top 20 Albums of 2013. Pull My Hair Back, which Lanza co-produced, was released in the U.K. as well as Canada, and was short-listed for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize, as was her second album Oh No, in 2016.