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.
The whole world discovered SOCAN member Nadia Essadiqi, a.k.a. La Bronze, through her touching and now famous cover of Stromae’s “Formidable” in Moroccan Arabic, which has garnered more than two million streams across all online platforms. A multi-talented artist – she’s an actress, writer, songwriter, singer, and percussionist – she’s appeared on stage more than 100 times over the past two years, in France, the U.S., Belgium, Morocco, Switzerland and, of course, Québec. She’s also responsible for writing, playing, and singing the theme song of popular VRAK Télé series Le Chalet. She moves people with her incredible charisma, and rock-tinged electro pop, like a hymn to love and freedom infused with both softness and strengh.