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
Jean Leloup, Diane Juster, André Gagnon, Cœur de pirate, Luc Plamondon, Gilles Valiquette, Louise Tremblay & James Gelfand, Kashtin, Banx & Ranx, Steve Marin, FouKi, Alaclair Ensemble, David Murphy & Cie and many more receive awards
Leloup receives three SOCAN Classic Awards, Plamondon tops 40, and Diane Juster’s “Je ne suis qu’une chanson” to get SOCAN Cultural Impact Award
Writers Chester Krupa Carbone, Kevin Hissink and Jordan Benjamin win over voters and deliver fan favourite among 10 nominated songs
Domestic, international and digital 2018 financial results outperform,
but CEO calls for a more equitable share from massively successful streaming platforms
Pop, rap, alternative indie-rock, electronic funk songs vie for $10,000 cash prize
Toronto, May 16, 2019 – The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage tabled in the House of Commons its Shifting Paradigms report as part of its study on Remuneration Models for Artists and Creative Industries to propose recommendations related to the statutory review of the Copyright Act. On first reading, SOCAN is satisfied with the Committee’s … Continue reading SOCAN Welcomes Shifting Paradigms Report
Joint venture simplifies recorded and live music licensing
Opens with a “Call Me Maybe” winner; Barenaked Ladies end with a Bang.
Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger celebrated as Most-Performed Songwriter.
Murda Beatz, Drake, Frank Dukes, Jack Lenz, Red Brick Songs, Jessie Reyez, Bell Media also honoured.
Buffy Sainte-Marie inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Drake, Murda Beatz, Ed Robertson, Frank Dukes, Jack Lenz, Jessie Reyez,
Ralph Murphy and many more to be honoured
Membership grows with rising domestic and international success of inspirational creators
Toronto, October 31, 2018 – SOCAN welcomes the introduction of Bill C-86 by the federal government containing provisions to improve the effectiveness of the Copyright Board of Canada. We are pleased that the Government of Canada has responded to repeated requests from stakeholders, both from users and from rights holders, to create a framework that … Continue reading SOCAN welcomes Copyright Board Reform