My songs have been performed internationally – what do I need to do?
First, make sure you’ve registered your songs with SOCAN. If they’ve been registered, then find out how (radio, TV, commercial, etc.), when (first air date), and where (country of performance) they’ve been publicly performed. You can refer to the Simplified Distribution Rules and scroll down to page 11 to see a chart of how, and on what kind of performances, the Top 12 international PROs pay. If your type of performance appears to be payable in the applicable territory, or if your type of performance and/or territory isn’t listed, please follow the instructions below on what to tell SOCAN. You can also learn more about international royalties by reviewing the SOCAN Around the World document, which can be found in our Creators’ Toolbox.