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Rodney Murphy, SOCAN Education and Outreach Manager, answers the most commonly-asked questions about royalties.

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Rodney Murphy

Rodney Murphy is the Education and Outreach Manager for SOCAN - the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada. He spends most of his time providing member education and public speaking on behalf of SOCAN, attending seminars, shows and industry events. He is based in Toronto, Ontario. Prior to his current role at SOCAN, Rodney spent five years managing the catalogues and performance royalties of SOCAN’s highest earning Country, Rock and Pop members. In this role, Rodney ensured that all SOCAN revenue streams such as concert, radio, TV and foreign performances and earnings had been maximized and distributed. Before joining SOCAN, Rodney worked for CKCU FM, Sony Music Canada and BBC Radio One in the UK. Rodney’s Master’s Thesis on “Britpop” music continues to collect dust on his record shelf, wedged between his copies of Never Mind the Bollocks and Music from Big Pink.

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