SOCAN Strengthens Reproduction Rights Expertise with Addition of VP Nicole Pratt and Strategic Team

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Toronto, December 15, 2021 – Nicole Pratt has joined SOCAN in the newly created role of Vice President, Reproduction Rights Operations, as part of a new, distinct, strategic team of 15 experts at SOCAN, dedicated to reproduction rights.

Reporting to Martin Lavallée, Head of Reproduction Rights and Senior Legal Counsel, Pratt brings more than 13 years as a reproduction rights professional, and more than 20 years of client relations experience, to SOCAN. She’s an experienced project manager who recently successfully delivered and implemented a new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to improve business interaction with clients, oversaw a large administration team, and maintained positive relations with vendors.

“Nicole Pratt’s experience with complicated data integration projects and company acquisitions, thoughtful strategic planning and process improvement and documentation, will be great assets to SOCAN and our reproduction rights clients,” said SOCAN CEO Jennifer Brown. “Her joining the SOCAN leadership team is an important milestone in our evolution as the Canadian leader in reproduction rights. Her subject matter expertise and experience, combined with her proven ability to manage and build teams, will be greatly beneficial to us and our expanding roster of reproduction rights clients.”

Since 2018, reproduction rights development and management have become integral parts of SOCAN’s strategy. To serve our reproduction rights clients even better, and to fully appreciate the many finer details and nuances of the field, SOCAN has created the new team of 15 experts, and sharpened the company’s focus so that such dedicated expertise is present at all levels of the organization.

This enhanced commitment will enable our clients to reap the benefits of being part of a multi-rights organization with the dedication to both performing and reproduction rights service that they need. For our members and clients, this is an opportunity to maximize their royalties, as SOCAN will offer decision-making and oversight that understands the nuances of reproduction rights.

Before joining SOCAN, Nicole Pratt worked with Anthem Entertainment (previously known as ole) since 2013, most recently as Director, Administration. She was responsible for developing strategic plans and providing clear directives to her team, while leading projects and encouraging the development of client relations. Before Anthem, she was Supervisor of Royalties with the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) for seven years.

SOCAN is a rights management organization that links more than four million creators and publishers of music and visual artists around the world with more than a quarter of a million businesses and individuals in Canada alone. More than 175,000 songwriters, composers, music publishers and visual artists are its direct members, and more than 100,000 organizations are Licensed To Play music across Canada. With a concerted use of progressive technology and unique data as well as a commitment to lead the global transformation of rights management, SOCAN is dedicated to upholding the fundamental truths that music and visual arts have value and creators and publishers deserve fair compensation for their work. To find out more: