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Contact Info

Contact:
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Phone:1-800-55-SOCAN

Location:

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Twitter:SOCANmusic
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General Information

City:Toronto
Website:www.socan.ca
Membership:Required
Fee:No
More Info::There is no membership fee to join SOCAN; the organization collects operating expenses through other means.

About

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) is a non-for-profit Canadian organization that handles the performing rights of both Canadian and international artists. The organization also distributes awards and prizes including the songwriters prize.

SOCAN collects and distributes performance royalties for it's members in quarterly payments. Membership is free for music creators.

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# stevefrise 2016-04-11 18:23
SOCAN is a Canadian rights organization that tracks down and distributes royalties for Canadian artists. Membership is free and the staff have always been friendly and helpful to me. Payments are typically issued quarterly.

The only criticism I know of is from small venue owners who frequently cite high SOCAN performance fees and aggressive (borderline bullying) collection tactics. Since SOCAN's mandate is to track down money owed to Canadian artists these aggressive maneuvers could be considered good or bad, depending on your side of the issue. Some improvements might be for leniency for smaller performance venues, collecting smaller fees or waivers for certain genres of music, for example.