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Bill C-11 passed. Now what?
What did the passing of Bill C-11, Online Streaming Act, accomplish? For the past 30 years, Canada has used the Broadcasting Act to direct how traditional broadcasters support Canadian music through various initiatives. Before Bill C-11, no significant amendments had been made to the Act since 1991, an era when Canadians listened to music on […]
Quebec Member Service
A plan for augmenting service and streamlining workflows in Quebec. We recognize the important role that Quebec music creators and publishers play in the cultural framework of Canada’s music industry, and we are pleased to share an initiative that will prioritize the management of Quebec member royalties and creative efforts within the Montreal office. SOCAN […]
New survey on workplace diversity at SOCAN provides encouraging results
Highlights include better-than-average representation for women, racialized groups A new Employee Equity Census on diversity in the workplace at SOCAN has yielded some encouraging results, including better-than-average representation for both women and racialized groups, in addition to our already strong bilingual service to our members. Among the findings: Eighty-six percent of SOCAN employees responded to […]
Upcoming Distribution Rule Changes For Concerts
As part of regular governance, distribution rules are reviewed and modified as needed to ensure the rules reflect changes in the business. Coming in November, there are 2 such modifications being implemented: Historically, one of the conditions for payment of a concert was a minimum ticket price of $6. This has been increased to $10. […]
Written Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the Upcoming 2024 Federal Budget
Recommendation 1: Ensure the Copyright Act Protects Creators in the Context of Artificial Intelligence That the Government ensure a) that artificial intelligence systems comply with fair market principles to obtain licences and compensate copyright owners for the use of their works, and b) that no new exemptions from copyright or other intellectual property rights are […]
CTRC submissions supporting Bill C-11, Online Streaming Act.
For the past 30 years, Canada has used the Broadcasting Act to direct how traditional broadcasters support Canadian music through various initiatives. It was necessary for the Broadcasting Act to be updated to address how Canadians listen to music now. SOCAN and ACCORD group of music organizations drafted multiple submissions in support of Bill C-11, […]