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 and restaurants, night clubs, arenas, etc. – SOCAN collects the money that’s owed for those performances and distributes it to you as royalties. SOCAN also educates, advises and mentors our songwriters on the craft and business of music. We advocate and lobby government on your behalf to ensure that your copyright is respected, and that you’re appropriately remunerated for the use of your work. We also tell your stories and celebrate your successes 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.
Cœur de pirate (a.k.a. Béatrice Martin) is a Francophone singer-songwriter from Montreal, with a compelling voice and emotionally resonant songs, who's been credited with bringing la chanson française to a whole new generation of Quebec youth. Singing mostly in French and occasionally in English, Cœur de pirate has earned five JUNO Award nominations, won four Felix awards at Quebec's ADISQ gala, and garnered the International Achievement Award at the Francophone SOCAN Awards in Montreal in 2010. The SOCAN member also won both a Victoires de la Musique Award in France, and a Canadian Independent Music Award.