SOCAN hosts 2017 publisher, screen composer meetings at Montréal office

Nearly two dozen SOCAN publisher members gathered at our Montréal office on Nov. 21, 2017, to participate in our annual meeting, an opportunity of share and exchange. (Photo: Eric Parazelli)
November 24, 2017

On Nov. 21 and 22, 2017, SOCAN publisher and screen composer members attended their respective annual meetings at our Montréal office.

On Nov. 21, SOCAN met with nearly two dozen publisher members, as well as representatives from the PMPA (Professional Music Publishers Association) to talk about subjects that matter to them, and exchange views with SOCAN’s Eric Baptiste, Michael McCarty, Geneviève Côté, Steve Reilly, Gilles Daigle, Gary Laranja, David Charest, Karine Melchior, Huguette Langlois and Nathalie Gagné. Our publisher members were presented with several updates on the current action plan, and information from various departments, such as Distribution and Licensing, International Relations, and Legal & Governmental Affairs.

The following day, SOCAN’s screen composer members also gathered to hear, and talk about, issues related to their field of endeavour. #ComposersWhoScore Anthony Rozankovic, Laurent Guardo, Claude Castonguay, Nicole Beausoleil and Patrice Dubuc, as well as Laetitia Lebedeff and Anaëlle Rako of Apollo Publishing, and the SPACQ (Société professionnelle des auteurs et des compositeurs du Québec) team, were also presented with information and updates. They also took advantage of the opportunity to voice their ideas and concerns to SOCAN, under the supervision of Eric Baptiste, who attended both meetings. Some of our Toronto colleagues were also on hand to participate in the events via videoconferencing: Anthony Gentili (Manager, International Relations), Connor Chapman (International Account Manager), Alan Maynes (Director, Distribution Operations), Terry Keating (Manager, AV and Foreign Royalties), James Leacock (Manager, Media), and Tobi Akinwumi (Senior Business Analyst).

Each of the meetings was followed by an informal and convivial cocktail reception, where our publisher and screen composer guests had the opportunity to mingle and get to know our employees and executives better.