SOCAN Royalty Distribution Schedule - SOCAN

SOCAN Royalty Distribution Schedule

Performing Rights



Distribution DateCue Sheet Submission Cut-off dateCut-off date for agreements registrations to be included in distribution
Tues, Aug 15, 2023 (4Q22)Past DeadlinePast Deadline
Wed, Nov 15, 2023 (1Q23)Past DeadlineThurs, Sept 28, 2023*
Thurs, Feb 15, 2024 (2Q23)Fri, Sept 23, 2023*Wed, Dec 20, 2023
Wed, May 15, 2024 (3Q23)Fri, Dec 29, 2023*Wed, Mar 27, 2024*
Thurs, Aug 15, 2024 (4Q23)Fri, Mar 22, 2024*Wed, June 26, 2024*
Fri, Nov 15, 2024 (1Q24)Fri, June 21, 2024*Wed, Sept 25, 2024*
*Please note that some dates may be subject to change

Reproduction Rights

Distribution Date

SOCAN distributes reproduction royalties on the 15th of each month of March, June, September and December.

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.