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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 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.

Co-publishing Agreement: A type of publishing agreement whereby two or more publishers will share in the ownership of a copyright for a specific work or body of works Typically, one publisher will have full administration rights. This type of publishing agreement often applies in cases where the composer is a recording artist or producer.
Charlotte Cardin

Charlotte Cardin

Charlotte Cardin is a pop, electro and jazz singer-songwriter from Montréal. A former teen model, she was a top four finalist on the first season of La Voix (the Québec franchised of The Voice TV show), where she sang for more than two million viewers every week. In 2016 she released her solo debut EP, Big Boy, which featured songs in both English and French. She was a short-listed as a SOCAN Songwriting Prize finalist on the French side for her song “Les échardes,” and the title track charted on the CBC Radio 2 Top 20. One of Spotify Canada’s “Artists to Watch in 2016,” she also won the Breakthrough Artist Award at the SOCAN Montréal Gala in 2017. This SOCAN member clearly has the talent, the voice, the charm and the bona fide potential for a huge international career.