About SOCAN

SOCAN (the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) is a not-for-profit organization that represents the Canadian performing rights of millions of Canadian and international music creators and publishers. SOCAN is proud to play a leading role in supporting the long-term success of its more than 100,000 Canadian members, as well as the Canadian music industry.

Through licences, SOCAN gives businesses that use music the freedom to use any music they want, legally and ethically. SOCAN licenses more than 125,000 businesses coast to coast and distributes royalties to its members and peer organizations around the world. SOCAN also distributes royalties to its members for the use of Canadian music around the world in collaboration with its peer societies.

In addition, SOCAN plays a leadership role in mentoring emerging creators on various aspects of the craft and business of music. We also advocate on behalf of our members to ensure that copyright is respected and that creators are appropriately remunerated for the use of their work.

News

SOCAN member discount for Billboard Latin Music Conference 2014

Scheduled for April 21-24 in Miami

April 11, 2014
SOCAN | Member | Conference | Event

SOCAN members get major discounts on NXNE 2014 passes

Save 30-40% on a variety of wristbands and badges

April 9, 2014
SOCAN | Member | Conference

Dave Gunning wins SOCAN songwriter award at 2014 ECMAs

SOCAN also presents Songwriters Circle, welcome reception

April 8, 2014
SOCAN | Member | Event | Industry | Awards

OVERWERK wins first-ever $10,000 Vista Music Prize

DJ/Songwriter/Producer grows strong fan base

April 4, 2014
Member | Awards

David Myles, Classified, Paper Lions earn six 2014 ECMA nominations each

Myles’ nods include SOCAN-sponsored songwriter award

April 4, 2014
SOCAN | Member | Event | Award