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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

Does SOCAN charge a processing fee on incoming international royalties?

A.

No processing fees are charged on incoming money received from international societies.

Mychael Danna
Member

Mychael Danna

SOCAN member Mychael Danna, one of SOCAN‘s most successful #ComposersWhoScore, has won an Academy Award® and a Golden Globe Award for his work on the hit movie Life of Pi, and an Emmy Award for the mini-series World Without End. Danna, a highly-decorated film & TV composer, has also earned 11 SOCAN Awards over the years, for his work on such films as Fracture, Where the Truth Lies, and Chloe. As well, Mychael Danna – who sometimes works with his film composer brother Jeff Danna – has also created, or helped create, the music for such critically acclaimed and commercially successful films as Little Miss Sunshine, Capote and Moneyball.