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.
A great deal has happened since the release of SOCAN member Karim Ouellet’s first album, FOX and its subsequent win for Francophone Album of the Year at the 2015 JUNO Awards. Born in Dakar, and a proud resident of Québec, where he grew up, Ouellet offers a unique brand of pop tinged with soul, reggae, rock, and electronic music that he delivers with an almost nonchalant grace. The singer-songwriter quickly carved a niche for himself on Québec radio, and he’s amassed No. 1s and Popular Music SOCAN Awards at the Montréal Gala. With more than 200 shows under his belt already, all over the Francophone world, he’s become a master at expressing amorous feelings through silky-smooth pop songs.