TORONTO, June 26, 2012 /CNW/ - The Society of Composers, Authors and
Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) today announced that Stan Meissner
was elected as its new president and chair on June 20, 2012. Stan
succeeds Earl Rosen, who held the position since 2009.
Stan is no stranger to SOCAN. As treasurer of SOCAN (2003-2009),
president of the SOCAN Foundation (2006-2012), president of the
Songwriters Association of Canada (2000-2006), a member of the board of
directors of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (2000-2006), and an
internationally accomplished songwriter, Stan has been very active in
the songwriting community, working tirelessly to advocate and further a
more positive environment for creators in Canada and around the world.
"I look forward to working with Stan to continue and expand SOCAN's
reach and further our reputation as providing top-notch service to our
members and licensees," says Eric Baptiste, CEO of SOCAN. "Stan brings
a wealth of knowledge about creators and the music industry, and will
be a definite asset as we make exciting strategic decisions ahead."
The SOCAN board of directors also elected members and chairs of its
statutory committees. Details are available on the SOCAN website at www.socan.ca.
SOCAN is a not-for-profit, member-basedorganization that represents the
Canadian performing rights of over three million 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
110,000 Canadian members, as well as the Canadian music industry. SOCAN
collects licence fees from over 48,000 businesses from coast to coast
and distributes royalties to its members andmusic rights organizations
around the world. SOCAN also distributes royalties to its members for
the use of their music internationally in collaboration with its peer
For further information:
Marketing and Communications, SOCAN