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Streaming Services

Original songs and compositions are the engines that drive online music streaming: it simply wouldn’t exist without those who created the music on which their business depends. When you get Licensed To Play by SOCAN, not only are you compensating the songwriters and composers heard through your service, you’re also making sure that the music used to build your business is being used legally and ethically. The license fees streaming services pay to SOCAN for the public performance of music compensate  songwriters, composers and music publishers that make up SOCAN.
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What is Public Domain Music?

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In Canada, a song or composition enters the public domain 50 years after the year of the death of the last surviving writer/composer/author of the work. No fees are typically due if all the songs or compositions in a performance are public domain. You’re responsible for submitting a program to SOCAN for final determination.

La Bronze
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La Bronze

The whole world discovered SOCAN member Nadia Essadiqi, a.k.a. La Bronze, through her touching and now famous cover of Stromae’s “Formidable” in Moroccan Arabic, which has garnered more than two million streams across all online platforms. A multi-talented artist – she’s an actress, writer, songwriter, singer, and percussionist – she’s appeared on stage more than 100 times over the past two years, in France, the U.S., Belgium, Morocco, Switzerland and, of course, Québec. She’s also responsible for writing, playing, and singing the theme song of popular VRAK Télé series Le Chalet. She moves people with her incredible charisma, and rock-tinged electro pop, like a hymn to love and freedom infused with both softness and strengh.