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Advocacy

SOCAN fights for the legal, fair and ethical use of our members' music, and advocates for all of our members, whether songwriters, lyricists, concert music composers, film scorers, music publishers, or other types of music creators. SOCAN lobbies the federal government to ensure the most favourable possible conditions for our members, and especially to advocate for fair compensation for the use of their work. Similarly, SOCAN appears before the Copyright Board of Canada to pursue new tariffs for new uses of our members' music; to pursue better rates for our members on existing tariffs; to represent the rights of our members in hearings; or to oppose representations by those music user groups or organizations that we believe are not fairly compensating our members.

Carly Rae Jepsen
Member

Carly Rae Jepsen

Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” was a pop-culture phenomenon: it reached No. 1 on the iTunes singles charts in 47 countries, sold more than 17 million singles worldwide, and earned two Grammy Award nominations, including Song of the Year. With her ‘80s-inspired, critically-acclaimed E*MO*TION album, SOCAN member Jepsen brought new depth and dimension to her catchy, passionate pop music. Much celebrated, Jepsen has earned three JUNO Awards, a Billboard Music Award, and an Emmy Award nomination, and she was short-listed for the 2016 Polaris Music Prize. She’s now sold more than 20 million records worldwide.