Earl Rosen, President of SOCAN, made the following statement regarding the passing of Pierre Juneau:

TORONTO, Feb. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - "On behalf of SOCAN's members and staff, I offer my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Pierre Juneau. Canadian music creators and publishers have him to thank for making sure that Canadians can readily enjoy their works through Canadian content regulation. The strength and diversity of the Canadian music scene today is a direct result of the efforts he made to ensure that Canadian culture has a strong presence at home and abroad."

SOCAN represents the Canadian performing rights of millions of 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 100,000 Canadian members, as well as the Canadian music industry. SOCAN is a not-for-profit organization that collects licence fees from over 42,000 businesses coast to coast and distributes royalties to its members and peer organizations around the world. SOCAN also distributes royalties to its members for the use of Canadian music around the world in collaboration with its peer societies. socan.ca, @SOCANmusic


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