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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.

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What is SOCAN?

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SOCAN is a not-for-profit music rights organization that connects more than four-million music creators worldwide, and more than a quarter-million businesses and individuals in Canada. More than 150,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers are its direct members, and more than 100,000 organizations are Licensed To Play music across Canada. With a concerted use of progressive technology and unique data, as well as a commitment to lead the global transformation of music rights with wholly-owned companies Audiam and MediaNet, SOCAN is dedicated to upholding the fundamental truths that music has value, and that music creators and publishers deserve fair compensation for their work.

Charlotte Cardin
Member

Charlotte Cardin

Charlotte Cardin is a pop, electro and jazz singer-songwriter from Montréal. A former teen model, she was a top four finalist on the first season of La Voix (the Québec franchised of The Voice TV show), where she sang for more than two million viewers every week. In 2016 she released her solo debut EP, Big Boy, which featured songs in both English and French. She was a short-listed as a SOCAN Songwriting Prize finalist on the French side for her song “Les échardes,” and the title track charted on the CBC Radio 2 Top 20. One of Spotify Canada’s “Artists to Watch in 2016,” she also won the Breakthrough Artist Award at the SOCAN Montréal Gala in 2017. This SOCAN member clearly has the talent, the voice, the charm and the bona fide potential for a huge international career.