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When your songs are played, by various businesses, around the world – whether live in concert (by you or anyone else), on the radio, online, on TV, in movies, in bars, restaurants, cafés, night clubs, etc. – SOCAN collects the money that’s owed for those performances and distributes it to you as royalties. Part of SOCAN’s mission is to educate, advise and mentor emerging songwriters like you about the craft and business of music. We also tell the stories, and celebrate the successes, of emerging songwriters like you in our various SOCAN media platforms. When it comes to getting paid for performances of your songs, it’s our business to take care of you. We’ve got your back.

Question

What if I’m a member but my co-writer is not?

A.

You can register the song, indicating the division of ownership shares, and we’ll distribute your portion to you. Your co-writer will, unfortunately, not collect until they join SOCAN or an affiliated international performing rights society.

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.