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Live Music Venues

 

Live music venues offer music fans a space to enjoy unique, real-time musical performances – concert experiences only made possible by songwriters and composers who create the music that those musicians perform. When you become Licensed To Play with SOCAN, you have the freedom to engage all the live music your business needs to be successful, while ensuring that the artists you hire to perform are compensated for their work as songwriters as well. Your license to play music demonstrates to artists, songwriters, music fans and peer businesses that your venue is using music legally and ethically, while supporting Canadian music creators. The license fees that live venues pay to SOCAN for the public performance of live music are used to compensate SOCAN-member songwriters, composers and music publishers that make up SOCAN.

To license your in-person live music event, click here.

Are you planning an online concert or virtual event?  Learn more on how to obtain your music license here.

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What is the difference between SOCAN and Re:Sound?

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SOCAN represents the performing rights of songwriters, composers, and music publishers (the people who created the compositions that are embodied in sound recordings) in their musical compositions. Re:Sound represents the performing rights in the sound recordings of artists and record companies (the people who performed and recorded the compositions that are embodied

Carly Rae Jepsen
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Carly Rae Jepsen

Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” was a pop-culture phenomenon: it reached No. 1 on the iTunes singles charts in 47 countries, sold more than 17 million singles worldwide, and earned two Grammy Award nominations, including Song of the Year. With her ‘80s-inspired, critically-acclaimed E*MO*TION album, SOCAN member Jepsen brought new depth and dimension to her catchy, passionate pop music. Much celebrated, Jepsen has earned three JUNO Awards, a Billboard Music Award, and an Emmy Award nomination, and she was short-listed for the 2016 Polaris Music Prize. She’s now sold more than 20 million records worldwide.