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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

Why is the value per performance lower than traditional revenue streams?

A.

The value per performance is lower than traditional revenue streams, such as radio, because the number of performances processed is significantly higher and the internet revenue is much lower. Each performance online is “broadcast” to one person at a time, whereas each performance on radio, for example, may be broadcast to hundreds of thousands of people at once.

Tory Lanez
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Tory Lanez

Rapper Tory Lanez (a.k.a. Daystar Peterson) received major recognition from the mixtape Lost Cause (2014) and the later singles, “Say It,” and “Luv,” which peaked at No. 23 and No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively. In 2015, he signed to Mad Love Records and Interscope Records, then released his debut studio album, I Told You, in 2016, and made a guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, performing “Say It.” The SOCAN singer-songwriter and wild live performer describes his own personal style as "Swavey," which fuses more than one genre together. Lanez has collaborated with the likes of Soulja Boy, Boi-1Da, Sean Kingston, Meek Mill, and many more.