Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada

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The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) is a Canadian performing rights organization (PRO) that represents the performing rights of more than 130,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers from around the world. SOCAN members receive royalties when their music is played on the radio, TV, at concerts, in film, in business, digitally and when it's heard playing around the world. As the largest performing rights organization in Canada, SOCAN ensures that the public performance of its members' copyrighted music, heard around the world, is accurately tracked and distributes respective royalties to its members. SOCAN collects licence fees from more than 125,000 Canadian music-using businesses through a music licensing program approved my the Copyright Board of Canada.[1]


SOCAN is a result of a merger that took place in 1990 between the composers, Authors and Publishers Association of Canada (CAPAC) and the Performing Rights Organization of Canada (PROCAN).[1]


  1. ^ a b Andrew McIntosh (August 29, 2013). SOCAN. The Canadian Encyclopedia. 

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