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Live Music Venues

 

Live music venues offer music fans a space to enjoy unique, real-time musical performances – concert experiences only made possible by songwriters and composers who create the music that those musicians perform. When you become Licensed To Play with SOCAN, you have the freedom to engage all the live music your business needs to be successful, while ensuring that the artists you hire to perform are compensated for their work as songwriters as well. Your license to play music demonstrates to artists, songwriters, music fans and peer businesses that your venue is using music legally and ethically, while supporting Canadian music creators. The license fees that live venues pay to SOCAN for the public performance of live music are used to compensate SOCAN-member songwriters, composers and music publishers that make up SOCAN.

Question

Which SOCAN license do I need to play music in my business?

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SOCAN has music licenses that cover almost every type of music use in business. Your business may need more than one license, depending on how you use music (i.e., one for background music, one for live music, etc.). Learn more about SOCAN licensing here.

La Bronze
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La Bronze

The whole world discovered SOCAN member Nadia Essadiqi, a.k.a. La Bronze, through her touching and now famous cover of Stromae’s “Formidable” in Moroccan Arabic, which has garnered more than two million streams across all online platforms. A multi-talented artist – she’s an actress, writer, songwriter, singer, and percussionist – she’s appeared on stage more than 100 times over the past two years, in France, the U.S., Belgium, Morocco, Switzerland and, of course, Québec. She’s also responsible for writing, playing, and singing the theme song of popular VRAK Télé series Le Chalet. She moves people with her incredible charisma, and rock-tinged electro pop, like a hymn to love and freedom infused with both softness and strengh.