Toronto, July 14, 2020 – SOCAN today announced that Jeff Price has departed wholly-owned Audiam, effective immediately. SOCAN COO Jeff King has assumed the duties of CEO. “Audiam’ s business will continue without change,” said Jennifer Brown, Interim-CEO of SOCAN. “SOCAN and Audiam will continue to work to represent rights holders and ensure they are … Continue reading SOCAN Makes Audiam Leadership Change
Confirms May 15th royalties distribution will go out on target
Toronto, April 15, 2020 – SOCAN welcomes confirmation today from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault that royalty payments will not prevent creators from qualifying for benefits under the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). SOCAN rights holders receive quarterly payments for performing and reproduction rights. These include songwriters, composers and … Continue reading SOCAN Welcomes Government Confirmation on Royalties and Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
Jennifer Brown Appointed Interim-CEO
The program is based on information gained from discussions with numerous SOCAN members.
SOCAN has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 SOCAN Awards,
But low average streaming royalties continue to serve as a wake-up call to dramatically and quickly improve rates, discoverability and modernization of Canadian Content rules
Toronto, January 30, 2020 – By omitting clauses from the updated Canada-United States-Mexico (CUSMA) implementation bill, the government has missed a huge opportunity to strengthen copyright protections in Canada. In the CUSMA signed by Prime Minister Trudeau in November 2018, copyrighted works were to enter the public domain in Canada 70 years after the death of the author or composer. SOCAN and … Continue reading Implementation of Canada-United States-Mexico Trade Agreement: SOCAN Denounces Omission of Key Copyright Provision
Toronto, January 29, 2020 – The federal Broadcasting & Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel today released its final report on modernizing the legislation governing Canada’s communications sector, recommending that the Federal Government introduce as quickly as possible new legislation supporting the creation, production and discoverability of Canadian content. That includes making it mandatory for online streaming … Continue reading SOCAN Welcomes “Canada’s Communications Future: Time to Act” Report
SOCAN is encouraged to learn that the Federal Government will follow-up on its intention to introduce by December 2020 new legislation on discoverability for tech giants.
Entandem research finds shoppers enjoy holiday music.
Divided debate over when music should start.
Toronto, November 12, 2019 – Canadian businesses are responding positively to a new company created to make the music licensing process more convenient. Since its launch in July 2019, Entandem, a joint venture between RE:SOUND and SOCAN, has simplified the music licensing process for a growing number of Canadian businesses – to date, a remarkable … Continue reading Entandem has simplified music licensing for thousands of Canadian businesses since July launch