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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.



SOCAN members BadBadNotGood have expanded from an initial base of jazz and hip-hop to a unique, eclectic, critically acclaimed blend that incudes soul, electronic, R&B, and more. BBNG have collaborated with hip-hop heavyweights like Tyler the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, and Ghostface Killah, with whom they recorded their JUNO-nominated 2015 album Sour Soul. On their 2016 recording IV, chosen as BBC Radio 6 Music's No. 1 album of the year, collaborators included sax player Colin Stetson, Polaris Prize 2016 winner Kaytranada, and fast-rising singer-songwriter Charlotte Day Wilson. Among their many accomplishments, BBNG was the band-in-residence at the 2012 Coachella Festival, and backed Frank Ocean on both weekends.