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Silence isn’t golden, it’s awkward. Imagine a bar or restaurant without music; you’re left with the aggravating sounds of clinking tableware, clanking pots and pans, and dishes being swept into bins by wait staff. What about a retail store without music? Boring at best. It’s a fact: Music helps business succeed. It creates an overall positive customer experience, with the potential to keep customers in the store longer so that they can spend more, eat more, and drink more. The money paid to play that music, through SOCAN licenses, is used to compensate music creators, whose music is used to make your business better and more successful. Join SOCAN to start using music in your business, legally and ethically, and support songwriters, composers and music publishers that create and nurture it.

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Who does SOCAN work with?

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SOCAN works with music creators and publishers, Canadian businesses and events, and other music rights organizations worldwide. We work to ensure that our more than 150,000 members – songwriters, composers, and music publishers, and the hundreds of thousands of creators and publishers from around the world – are compensated when their music is broadcast or performed in public. We serve and champion music creators and publishers, advocate for them, and protect their rights.

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.