If you wrote or co-wrote a percentage of a musical work that’s been recorded, performed or published, you should join SOCAN to receive the money that you’ve earned. If your songs are played by almost any business, almost anywhere in the world – whether live, on radio, online, on TV, in movies, etc. – SOCAN collects the money that’s owed for your share of those performances. When it comes to getting paid for performances of songs to which you’ve contributed, it’s our business to take care of you. We’ve got your back.
F__ked Up is a hardcore punk band from Toronto that won the 2009 Polaris Music Prize for the album The Chemistry of Common Life, and earned a short-list nomination for the prize again in 2012. The nomination described David Comes to Life as follows: “Excessive? Sure. Ridiculous? At times. Brilliant? Sounds pretty damn close to it.” Spin magazine named David Comes to Life its No. 1 Album of 2011, and put the band on the cover. The group of SOCAN members has remained a punk band even as they've achieved magazine covers, shared stadium stages with Foo Fighters, maintained a career, and created families to support.