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Songwriters

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.

Synchronization Right: Synchronization refers to process of incorporating a musical work into an audio-visual work (film, television program, music video, video game, commercial, etc.). A sync license is needed for audio-visual producers to reproduce a musical work (usually in a non-exclusive way) to include it in the final editing of their audio-visual production, to be exploited by a third party in a market, for a given territory and term. This license may, in some cases, also include the reproduction rights of the sound recording.
Dan Boeckner
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Dan Boeckner

Indie-rock singer-songwriter Dan Boeckner never stands still: His relentless songwriting, recording and touring schedule rotates across an ever-changing list of projects. The SOCAN member formed Wolf Parade with Spencer Krug (on hiatus from 2010 to 2016, now back); Handsome Furs with his fiancée Alexei Perry (2005 to 2012, when both the couple and the band broke up); Divine Fits with Britt Daniel in 2011 (a one-off effort undertaken while Daniel was on break from his band Spoon); and Operators, whose 2016 album Blue Wave was a critical hit, even with a resurgent Wolf Parade touring again. Boeckner’s career is a searching, expansive and fruitful one.