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Apr 01, 2019, 21:36 ET 30th Anniversary SOCANs Shimmer with Songwriting, Composing, Music Publishing, Licensing Success

Opens with a "Call Me Maybe" winner; Barenaked Ladies end with a Bang. Nickelback's Chad Kroeger celebrated as Most-Performed Songwriter. Murda Beatz, Drake, Frank Dukes, Jack Lenz, Red Brick Songs,...


Mar 20, 2019, 10:00 ET Nickelback's Chad Kroeger and "Call Me Maybe" Celebrated as Milestone Music Achievements at 30th Annual SOCAN Awards

Drake, Murda Beatz, Ed Robertson, Frank Dukes, Jack Lenz, Jessie Reyez, Ralph Murphy and many more to be honoured TORONTO, March 20, 2019 /CNW/ - The outstanding accomplishments of Canada's most...


Feb 21, 2019, 10:00 ET SOCAN Members Achieve Extended Play from Worldwide Enjoyment of Canadian-made Music

Membership grows with rising domestic and international success of inspirational creators TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - A rising tide of Canadian music success around the world has helped to create...


Dec 03, 2018, 10:05 ET SOCAN Foundation Announces Participants for Inaugural TD Creative Entrepreneurial Incubator

TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2018 /CNW/ - SOCAN Foundation today announces the participants for its inaugural TD Creative Entrepreneur Incubator. "The program is designed to foster high-potential music creators, ...


Oct 22, 2018, 09:00 ET SOCAN Launches Dataclef Music Services

Meets global data needs of future-focused stakeholders throughout the digital music supply chain; Signs Indian Performing Rights Society as newest client TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2018 /CNW/ - Drawing on...


Oct 02, 2018, 21:59 ET SOCAN Salutes Female Music Creators with Classics at 2018 Montréal Awards Gala

Honours also presented to Michel Rivard, Loud, Renée Martel, Patrice Michaud, Jim Corcoran, Snails, Jean-Olivier Bégin, Hubert Lenoir and Andréanne A. Malette MONTRÉAL, Oct. 2, 2018 /CNW/ - A who's...


Sep 11, 2018, 10:00 ET SOCAN Montréal Awards Gala Sneak Peek

Michel Rivard, Jim Corcoran, Patrice Michaud, Renée Martel, Marjo, Francine Raymond, Laurence Jalbert, Marie Carmen, Lara Fabian, Hart Rouge, Loud, Hubert Lenoir among honourees on October 2 at TOHU...


Jul 31, 2018, 09:00 ET SOCAN and SODRAC Announce Integration of Music Rights Management in Canada

Full expansion into music reproduction rights adds strength to Canada's largest music organization MONTRÉAL and TORONTO, July 31, 2018 /CNW/ - Both organizations announced today that SOCAN's...


Jun 28, 2018, 10:00 ET SOCAN Foundation launches TD Creative Entrepreneur Incubator to support Emerging Creators of Music

Participants are considered for prestigious Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame residency TORONTO, June 28, 2018 /CNW/ - The SOCAN Foundation, part of the SOCAN Group of companies, in partnership with...


Jun 19, 2018, 18:00 ET SOCAN Confirms Record-setting Royalty Collections and Distributions to Music Creators and Publishers

Company previews exciting tech projects at annual general meeting TORONTO, June 19, 2018 /CNW/ - SOCAN confirmed today at its annual general meeting in Toronto that a record $352-million1 in total...


Jun 18, 2018, 21:30 ET 2018 SOCAN Awards - Toronto - Winners List

TORONTO, June 18, 2018 /CNW/ - INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Alessia Cara NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Our Lady Peace LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Burton Cummings GLOBAL INSPIRATION AWARD Sarah...


Jun 14, 2018, 10:00 ET Partner Claims $10,000 SOCAN Songwriting Prize

Josée Caron and Lucy Niles win over voters with their creativity to make "Play The Field" the favourite song among 10 finalists TORONTO, June 14, 2018 /CNW/ - A series of quirky videos and social...


Jun 08, 2018, 10:00 ET 2018 SOCAN Awards Stand Tall with Globally Celebrated Winners

Burton Cummings, Sarah McLachlan, Daniel Caesar, Frank Dukes, Our Lady Peace among SOCAN members honoured on June 18th TORONTO, June 8, 2018 /CNW/ - The success of Canada's most accomplished...


Jun 05, 2018, 10:00 ET Hamilton Becomes First Municipality "Licensed To Play" with SOCAN

City calls on local businesses to join in support of Canada's music creators and publishers through fair licensing TORONTO, June 5, 2018 /CNW/ - The City of Hamilton is standing up for fair and legal ...


May 24, 2018, 12:00 ET Women dominate 2018 SOCAN Songwriting Prize finalists

Music fans can vote online & through social media starting May 24 Winning artists receive $10,000 and other prizes TORONTO, May 24, 2018 /CNW/ - SOCAN today announced the finalists for the 2018 SOCAN ...


May 22, 2018, 10:31 ET Jasmine Netsena wins first SOCAN Foundation Indigenous Songwriter Award

TD Bank Group contributes $10,000 for inaugural honour WINNIPEG, May 22, 2018 /CNW/ - The SOCAN Foundation, part of the SOCAN Group of organizations, in partnership with TD Bank Group, presented its...


May 08, 2018, 10:00 ET SOCAN Signs Comprehensive Services Deal with New Performing Rights Organization

Dutch Caribbean Ducapro benefits from comprehensive back-office royalty services for music creators, artists and music publishers TORONTO, May 8, 2018 /CNW/ - SOCAN today announced that it has...


Jan 31, 2018, 14:46 ET SOCAN Achieves Record Revenues

But average creator member earns only $38.72 annually from Internet audio streaming TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2018 /CNW/ - SOCAN, the largest organization in the Canadian music industry, realized new record...


Jan 09, 2018, 10:00 ET Research: Most Young Canadians Want to Live in Music Cities

SOCAN identifies steps cities can take for live music to thrive TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2018 /CNW/ - As many small and medium-size live music venues across Canada are struggling due to lack of funding and...


Oct 19, 2017, 09:00 ET SOCAN First to Use Cloud-Based Technology for Real-time Electronic Music Royalty Tracking

Partnership with Pioneer DJ and KUVO starts with simple, free system in Toronto area nightclub TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - SOCAN today announced it has partnered with Pioneer DJ Corporation of...


Oct 16, 2017, 21:52 ET SOCAN Honours Robert Charlebois, Michel Corriveau, Monique Leyrac, Éditorial Avenue, Leonard Cohen and many more

Montréal SOCAN Awards Gala Celebrates Music Publishers and Creators, Past, Present and Future MONTRÉAL, Oct. 16, 2017 /CNW/ - The who's-who from Québec's music ecosystem gathered to celebrate the...


Sep 26, 2017, 11:25 ET Robert Charlebois, Monique Leyrac, Claude Dubois and many more to be honoured by SOCAN

28th annual Gala de la SOCAN at La Tohu MONTRÉAL, Sept. 26, 2017 /CNW/ - For the first time in the history of the Gala de la SOCAN, two special achievement awards will be presented to one creator,...


Aug 10, 2017, 17:06 ET SOCAN welcomes the undertaking of consultations on the reform of the Copyright Board of Canada

TORONTO, Aug. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - SOCAN welcomes the announcement by the Government of Canada concerning the undertaking of consultations on the reform of the Copyright Board of Canada made by Navdeep...


Jul 12, 2017, 10:00 ET Punk Phenoms PUP Win $10,000 SOCAN Songwriting Prize

Music fans vote "DVP" favourite among 10 nominated songs TORONTO, July 12, 2017 /CNW/ - Toronto-based punk band PUP have been voted the winner of the 12th annual English SOCAN Songwriting Prize for...


Jun 20, 2017, 00:41 ET SOCAN Awards Shine Bright Lights on Canada's Music Creators and Publishers

Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance, Nineteen85, Ruth B and Andy Kim among those celebrated, with a surprise performance by Snow and Maestro Fresh Wes TORONTO, June 19, 2017 /CNW/ - Songwriters, composers and...