Online Celebration of Songwriters, Composers and Music Publishers
“Now, more than ever, music creators and publishers need to be recognized for the role they play in our lives,” says Interim CEO
SOCAN, on behalf of SODRAC members and clients, is finally able to collect for the reproduction of music on CBC television broadcasts. The Supreme Court of Canada determined that “broadcast incidental copies” have reproduction right value as SOCAN/SODRAC was able to demonstrate. Broadcast incidental copies are copies of music embedded in audio-visual content made by … Continue reading SOCAN Reproduction Rights clients awarded $1.5-million in royalties for copies of music in CBC arbitration
Canadians get fired up to make Prince’s masterpiece their favourite song.
In a first, all finalists receive cash prizes.
In a first, cash prizes awarded to all 20 nominees
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