How It Works
SOCAN has reciprocal agreements with more than 100 affiliated music rights organizations around the globe that are busy licensing performances and reproductions of your works in their territories.
Foreign societies collect licenses in their territories, match the music with rights holders, and send money to identified SOCAN members who have earned royalties. It is important to remember that licenses collected by an international society are subject to the distribution rules in its territory; not all societies pay on the same types of uses or on the same schedule as SOCAN.
SOCAN receives this money, processes it and delivers it as royalties to our members. Unlike most societies, SOCAN does not charge an administrative fee on incoming international money. You receive 100% of what we receive.