Media Centre

SOCAN welcomes media interest in its activities. If you are not a member of the working media, but have a question for SOCAN that cannot be answered by navi-gating this website, please call our info centre at 1-866-307-6226. Members of the working media – print, radio, television and Internet – are invited to direct rel-evant questions and interview requests to:

Michael Critchley
Marketing and Communications
Tel: (416) 445-8700 x3784
Fax: (416) 442-3372
E-mail: critchleym@socan.ca

Media Releases For 2011

December 6, 2011

SOCAN is appearing before the Supreme Court of Canada today and tomorrow to represent the interests of its members, Canadian music creators and publishers, in three copyright cases related to the use of music on the internet by large telecommunications...

November 21, 2011

SOCAN and the Canadian music industry gathered tonight at Roy Thomson Hall to honour some of Canada's most talented songwriters, composers, lyricists and music publishers at the 22nd annual SOCAN Awards Gala. Co-hosted by Steven Page, Michelle Wright and Abdominal, the SOCAN Awards acknowledged its members’...

October 11, 2011

SOCAN today announced that the winner of the English 2011 ECHO Songwriting Prize competition is Katie Moore with her song “Wake Up Like This”. Katie Moore beat Arcade Fire, Austra, Handsome Furs, and PS I Love You to claim the $5,000 cash prize. The results were based on online public votes...

October 5, 2011

SOCAN today launched its new mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, offering its members 24/7 access to a wide array of functionality wherever they are. SOCAN members can now browse their catalogues, calculate their performance royalties and...

September 1, 2011

The short list of songs nominated for SOCAN’s sixth annual ECHO Songwriting Prize was announced today. The prize honours the most creative and artistic songs written by independent Canadian songwriters and released over the past year. The winning songwriters in English and French...

August 3, 2011

Eric Baptiste, CEO of SOCAN, today announced that the next quarterly payment of royalties to SOCAN members, which will occur in August 2011, will reach a record high at $75 million, including $47 million based on established tariffs plus a special distribution of $28 million...

June 14, 2011

Eric Baptiste, CEO of SOCAN, today announced that SOCAN has filed an application on behalf of its members to the Copyright Board of Canada for an interim tariff to enable it to licence the use of music on websites that profit from audiovisual webcasting and...

May 4, 2011

Eric Baptiste, CEO of SOCAN, presented the organization’s 2010 results at a CISAC* committee meeting in Toronto today. Total revenues for the music performing rights organization were $275 million in 2010, representing an 11% increase...

February 15, 2011

The Society of Authors, Composers, and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) is proud to highlight the achievements of eight of its members at the 53rdGrammy Awards.