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May 14, 2020, 10:00 ET SOCAN Gets Music Makers Paid for Live Facebook and Instagram Concerts with Encore! Program

Confirms May 15th royalties distribution will go out on target TORONTO, May 14, 2020 /CNW/ - Music lovers across the country and social media platforms have benefitted from the generosity of Canada's ...


Apr 14, 2020, 16:00 ET SOCAN Announces Resignation of CEO

Jennifer Brown Appointed Interim-CEO TORONTO, April 14, 2020 /CNW/ - SOCAN (the Society of Composers, Authors & Music Publishers of Canada) has announced the resignation of Eric Baptiste as the...


Apr 02, 2020, 10:00 ET SOCAN Announces $2-million Enhanced Emergency Program for Struggling SOCAN Members

TORONTO, April 2, 2020 /CNW/ - SOCAN announced today that it is expanding its efforts to provide financial assistance to struggling members as a result of the COVID-19 crisis by allocating up to a...


Feb 25, 2020, 09:00 ET SOCAN Collections Top $405-million with Expanded Membership and More Canadian Music Than Ever Used in Canada and Worldwide

But low average streaming royalties continue to serve as a wake-up call to dramatically and quickly improve rates, discoverability and modernization of Canadian Content rules TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2020...


Feb 07, 2020, 09:49 ET Haviah Mighty and Leela Gilday win the first-ever HER Music Awards

TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2020 /CNW/ - The SOCAN Foundation is proud to announce the two recipients of the inaugural Her Music Awards sponsored by RE:SOUND. During the evening of February 6, 2020, Haviah...


Oct 25, 2019, 11:00 ET SOCAN Foundation Announces Inaugural Her Music Awards

Celebrating female-identified music creators, in partnership with RE:SOUND. TORONTO, Oct. 25, 2019 /CNW/ - The SOCAN Foundation, part of the SOCAN Group of companies, in partnership with RE:SOUND,...


Sep 22, 2019, 21:33 ET SOCAN Awards Gala in Montréal: a Spectacular and Poignant 30th Anniversary Show

Jean Leloup, Diane Juster, André Gagnon, Cœur de pirate, Luc Plamondon, Gilles Valiquette, Louise Tremblay & James Gelfand, Kashtin, Banx & Ranx, Steve Marin, FouKi, Alaclair Ensemble, David Murphy & ...


Sep 04, 2019, 10:28 ET SOCAN Announces Achievement Award Winners for 30th annual Gala in Montréal

Leloup receives three SOCAN Classic Awards, Plamondon tops 40, and Diane Juster's "Je ne suis qu'une chanson" to get SOCAN Cultural Impact Award MONTRÉAL, Sept. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - More than 50 awards...


Jun 20, 2019, 10:18 ET grandson's poignant "Blood//Water" captures the $10,000 SOCAN Songwriting Prize

Writers Chester Krupa Carbone, Kevin Hissink and Jordan Benjamin win over voters and deliver fan favourite among 10 nominated songs TORONTO, June 20, 2019 /CNW/ - The votes are in! Today,...


Jun 18, 2019, 21:00 ET SOCAN Delivers Record Royalties to Members

Domestic, international and digital 2018 financial results outperform, but CEO calls for a more equitable share from massively successful streaming platforms TORONTO, June 18, 2019 /CNW/ - In sync...


Jun 03, 2019, 10:00 ET 2019 SOCAN Songwriting Prize Finalists Emblematic of Sound Diversity in Canadian Songwriters

Pop, rap, alternative indie-rock, electronic funk songs vie for $10,000 cash prize TORONTO, June 3, 2019 /CNW/ - SOCAN today announced the finalists for the 2019 SOCAN Songwriting Prize, the...


May 24, 2019, 10:26 ET Anachnid receives prestigious Indigenous Songwriter Award from SOCAN Foundation and TD

TORONTO, May 24, 2019 /CNW/ - The SOCAN Foundation, in partnership with TD Bank Group, at the 2019 Indigenous Music Awards on May 17 in Winnipeg, presented the first Indigenous Songwriter Award to...


May 08, 2019, 10:00 ET RE:SOUND and SOCAN Collaborate to Create Entandem

Joint venture simplifies recorded and live music licensing TORONTO, May 8, 2019 /CNW/ - With goals of simplifying music licensing for hundreds of thousands of organizations across Canada that benefit ...


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...