Join SOCAN

Get Paid When Your Music is Played

SOCAN members receive royalties when their music is performed on the radio, on TV, in concert, in film, in bars, digitally, internationally, and much more. 

Music Creators

To become a SOCAN member, music creators must meet the following criteria:

  • be a music composer, songwriter, or lyricist;
  • have created a musical work or part of a musical work that has been:
    • published by a music publisher; or
    • recorded; or
    • performed (or will be) in a public forum (i.e. radio, television, film, live performance, satellite radio, ringtone or internet) subject to licensing by SOCAN

Membership is free for music creators who apply online.

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Music Publishers

To become a SOCAN member, music publishers must have signed contracts showing they have been assigned rights to either:

  • five or more copyright musical works written or co-written by a SOCAN member or by a Canadian who is a member of another performing rights society; or
  • one or more musical work(s) written or co-written by a SOCAN member or by a Canadian who is a member of another performing rights society, featured on a commercial recording; or
  • one or more musical work(s) written or co-written by a SOCAN member or by a Canadian who is a member of another performing rights society, included in a film or television cue sheet.

There is a one-time, non-refundable, membership fee of $50 (plus applicable taxes) for music publishers.

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