SOCAN (the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) represents the Canadian performing rights of millions of Canadian and international music creators and publishers. Through licences, SOCAN gives businesses that use music the freedom to use any music they want, legally and ethically. 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.

Not only does a membership at SOCAN ensure that you are compensated for public performances of your music both in Canada and abroad, it also makes you eligible for valuable benefits that can help you manage your career both at home and on the road.

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