SOCAN Royalty Distribution Schedule

Performing Rights

Distribution DateCue Sheet Submission Cut-off dateCut-off date for agreements registrations to be included in distribution
Wed, Feb 15, 2023 (2Q22)Past DeadlineThurs, December 22, 2022*
Mon, May 15, 2023 (3Q22)Fri, Dec 30, 2022*Thurs, March 30, 2023*
Tues, Aug 15, 2023 (4Q22)Fri, March 24, 2023*Thurs, June 29, 2023*
Wed, Nov 15, 2023 (1Q23)Fri, June 23, 2023*Thurs, September 28, 2023*
*Please note that some dates may be subject to change

Reproduction Rights

Distribution Date
Thurs, December 15, 2022
Wed, March 15, 2023
Thurs, June 15, 2023
Fri, September 15, 2023
Fri, December 15, 2023

Note: synchronization amounts over $250 are paid out twice a month

Distribution Schedule for Reproduction Rights

Royalty TypeDistribution
Online Music (including MLC and services like Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, etc.)1Q by June 15th
2Q by September 15th
3Q by December 15th
4Q by March 15th
(If the license fee is received before the first of the month prior to the distribution (e.g., June 1, Sept 1, Dec 1 and March 1); if not, in the next quarter)
Physical productsQuarterly distribution for all physical products, including Music Canada members, ADISQ members and Indies
(March, June, September, and December)
InternationalQuarterly distribution (March, June, September and December)
Broadcast mechanicals – TVOnce per year
(please note that all stations are not distributed on the same quarter, but they are all distributed only once a year)
Broadcast mechanicals – RadioOnce per year, in September
Sync (if over $250)Every two weeks.