Music Creators - SOCAN

Know your rights

A song becomes valuable the moment it’s created. If you write, create, compose or publish music and it’s used in any way, SOCAN can help you collect royalties for that work.
  • When your music is used including on TV, radio, streaming services, performed live or used as background music – or – when it is copied or reproduced on streaming services, as downloads, or on CD and vinyl records, royalties are owed to you.


    SOCAN has a team working for you that is uniquely equipped to collect and distribute the performance and reproduction royalties you have rightfully earned when your music is heard around the world.


    SOCAN works closely with music publishers, and if you have a publisher, we encourage you to have these very important rights conversations with them as they can provide additional insight, clarity, and value to your career.

Learn More about Rights Management

Member Portal

When you sign up with SOCAN, you receive access to the SOCAN Member Portals and personal member accounts. It’s important to safeguard this access by not sharing your credentials. If you want to provide access to business managers or other professionals on your team, we can help coordinate their unique access. Within your account, you can:
  • View earnings e-statements
  • Register and modify works
  • Submit live performances
  • Update profile and banking information
  • Access 24/7 from any device


Creative Services

The SOCAN Creative team supports the careers of our songwriter, screen composer and music publisher members across Canada and in major US music markets. They provide creative and business opportunities by supporting their craft development, providing information and education, and by providing networking opportunities to engage with fellow creators, music publishers and music business professionals.

With creative offices in Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver and Los Angeles, they are focused on creating a community for our members and go to great lengths to connect with members and encourage their growth.

The SOCAN Creative team is the embodiment of the brand: Music.People.Connected.

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We encourage all calls and emails to our Information Centre, however, SOCAN members are always welcome to visit our offices. We only ask that you schedule an appointment in advance to ensure we’re pairing you with the right person to address your specific needs.