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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.

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How does SOCAN pay its composer and publisher members?

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SOCAN collects license fees from businesses that use music in Canada. Revenues are also received from SOCAN’s international peers for the use of its members’ works around the world. All the royalties that we collect – less our operating costs – are passed on to our members and affiliated societies.

DVBBS
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DVBBS

DVBBS (pronounced "dubs") are an electronic dance music duo composed of brothers Chris Chronicles and Alex Andre (both of whose true family name is van den Hoef). They had a huge global hit with Borgeous, “Tsunami,” which reached No. 1 on the Beatport Chart, topped charts in Belgium and The Netherlands, and went Top 10 in Sweden, France and Denmark. A vocal remix of the song, “Tsunami (Jump),” featuring Tinie Tempah, reached No. 1 on the U.K. Singles Chart. The SOCAN member duo has been ranked No.16 in the world by DJ Magazine, and they’ve performed worldwide, with the likes of Tiësto, Steve Aoki, DJ Snake, and many others.