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Composers

If you’re a composer whose music has been performed, you should join SOCAN in order to claim the money that you’ve earned in royalties for the use of that music. If you’re an screen composer whose scores are performed in movies or on TV, SOCAN obtains information related to those performances globally, collects the money that’s owed for them, and distributes it to you as royalties. If you’re a new classical composer whose symphonies, operas, suites, chamber music, choral work, or other pieces have been performed in SOCAN-licensed concert halls, auditoriums, conservatories or other venues, SOCAN similarly collects your royalties and pays them to you. We also lobby government to ensure that your copyright is respected, and that you’re appropriately remunerated for the use of your work. When it comes to getting paid for performances of your work, it’s our business to take care of you.

Question

How do my songs get registered in foreign territories if I have a sub-publisher?

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If your repertoire of songs is sub-published in a foreign territory, it is the responsibility of your sub-publisher to register your songs with the relevant society in that territory. This may happen in a number of ways: CWR (Common Work Registration) files, on-line registrations, emails, etc.

Cœur de pirate
Member

Cœur de Pirate

Cœur de pirate (a.k.a. Béatrice Martin) is a Francophone singer-songwriter from Montreal, with a compelling voice and emotionally resonant songs, who's been credited with bringing la chanson française to a whole new generation of Quebec youth. Singing mostly in French and occasionally in English, Cœur de pirate has earned five JUNO Award nominations, won four Felix awards at Quebec's ADISQ gala, and garnered the International Achievement Award at the Francophone SOCAN Awards in Montreal in 2010. The SOCAN member also won both a Victoires de la Musique Award in France, and a Canadian Independent Music Award.