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.
Rapper Tory Lanez (a.k.a. Daystar Peterson) received major recognition from the mixtape Lost Cause (2014) and the later singles, “Say It,” and “Luv,” which peaked at No. 23 and No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively. In 2015, he signed to Mad Love Records and Interscope Records, then released his debut studio album, I Told You, in 2016, and made a guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, performing “Say It.” The SOCAN singer-songwriter and wild live performer describes his own personal style as "Swavey," which fuses more than one genre together. Lanez has collaborated with the likes of Soulja Boy, Boi-1Da, Sean Kingston, Meek Mill, and many more.