Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada

  1. Jeff Price, SOCAN CEO Discuss Price's New Role at Organization

    October 05, 2012 6:30 PM EDT SOCAN -- the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada - announced earlier this week that it has hired TuneCore co-founder and former CEO Jeff Price as a consultant, but the performance rights organization has no plans to start ...

  2. Jeff Price, Ousted TuneCore Co-Founder, Announces 'Agreement' With SOCAN

    October 03, 2012 10:10 AM EDT Jeff Price - who left TuneCore, the music-distribution upstart he co-founded, in August - announced today that he is now working with SOCAN - the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada. The announcement doesn't specify w ...

  3. TuneCore Offers Royalty Collection Service in Canada

    February 22, 2012 12:05 PM EST Online distribution service TuneCore launched its service for Canadian acts last month and is now offering Canadian songwriters and music publishers an administrative service to collect any unpaid royalties from online sales and streaming. The pre ...

  4. Canada's SOCAN To Appear Before High Court On Digital Licensing Ruling

    December 06, 2011 5:00 PM EST The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, the Canadian performing rights organization otherwise known as SOCAN, will be appearing at Canada's highest court today and tomorrow (Dec. 6) to represent its members in a case ...

  5. Backbeat: Bob Ezrin, Crowbar, Kardinal Offishall Honored @ Canada's SOCAN Awards

    November 28, 2011 7:00 AM EST The best speech of the night at Canada's 22nd annual SOCAN Awards in Toronto on November 21 came from Crowbar , best known for "Oh What A Feeling," a song honoured by the performing rights organization that evening with the SOCAN Cl ...

  6. SOCAN Members to Receive Highest Ever Royalties This Month

    August 10, 2011 10:55 AM EDT The next quarterly payment of royalties to SOCAN members this month is a record high at $75 million (CAD), Canada's performing rights organization, the Society of Music Authors, Composers, and Publishers of Canada, reports. That figure includ ...

  7. Canada's SOCAN Files For Webcasting Tariff

    June 15, 2011 8:25 AM EDT The Society of Music Authors, Composers and Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) has filed an application with the Copyright Board of Canada for an interim tariff to license the use of music on websites that profit from audiovisual webcasting and user-gen ...

  8. Robin Gibb, Roger Faxon To Give Keynotes At 2011 World Copyright Summit

    February 23, 2011 3:30 PM EST The World Copyright Summit, to be held June 7-8 in Brussels, has announced its schedule. The event will feature a slate of keynote speakers, including the WIPO director general Francis Gurry, two European Commission officials, CISAC president Robi ...

  9. SOCAN Honors Canadian Songwriters In Toronto

    November 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Society of Composers Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) honored Guess Who's Burton Cummings, Chilliwack's Bill Henderson, Theory of a Deadman and Karl Wolf at the 21st annual SOCAN Awards. Hosted in three separate segment ...

  10. Canadian Court: 30-Second Samples Exempt From Royalties

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Federal Court of Appeals has said online music services do not owe performance royalties for 30-second samples meant to offer customers a preview of tracks they may later purchase. The Copyright Board of Canada came to the same conclu ...

  11. SOCAN Appoints Eric Baptiste Chief Exec

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Eric Baptiste is the new chief executive of the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN), the organization has announced. Baptiste will join SOCAN in May, replacing André LeBel who announced his plans for retirement las ...

  12. Canadian Copyright Board Issues Royalty Decision

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Copyright Board issued a royalty decision dealing with satellite radio today, concluding these services should pay 6.2% of revenues for the use of music. "This is lower than the total equivalent rates of 7.1% set by the board, th ...

  13. Canada Extends Online Royalties

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Canada has extended music royalties to broadcasters on the Internet in a move that will encompass commercial TV and radio station Web sites, as well as electronic gaming sites and online radio stations. But the Copyright Board of Canada stopped sh ...

  14. Canada's Copyright Board Sets Royalty Rate

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Copyright Board ruled Wednesday on the decade long battle over the royalty rates for online downloading and streaming to be paid to the Society of Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers (Socan). In a ruling that will like ...

  15. Nielsen, SOCAN Forge Data Deal

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nielsen Entertainment and the Society of Composers Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) have struck a data and information services agreement. Effective immediately, Nielsen BDS data has been integrated into SOCAN's performance anal ...

  16. Jann Arden Cleans Up At SOCAN Awards

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST With awards for seven of her compositions, Universal Music's Jann Arden was the big winner Wednesday night (Nov. 22) at the 17th annual SOCAN Awards gala presentation in Toronto. With awards for seven of her compositions, Universal Music' ...

  17. Furtado, McLachlan Among Top SOCAN Winners

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Canadian awards held in Toronto. Canadian songwriters, composers, lyricists and publishers were feted at the 16th annual SOCAN Awards in Toronto last night (Nov. 22). The event was hosted by R&B diva Jully Black. Among those songwriters honore ...

  18. CAB Requests A Review Of Copyright Board

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Broadcasters fight against tariff boost. In a filing to the Federal Court of Canada in Toronto yesterday (Nov. 14), the Canadian Association of Broadcasters requested a judicial review of Copyright Board of Canada's Oct. 14 decision on commer ...

  19. Royalty Fees Rise For Canadian Radio Stations

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canadian broadcasters have slammed an Oct. 14 decision by the Copyright Board of Canada -- a federal government regulatory tribunal -- that significantly boosts royalty fees that Canadian radio statio TORONTO -- Canadian broadcasters have slammed ...

  20. Royalty Fees Rise For Canadian Radio Stations

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Broadcasters call decision "unreasonable." Canadian broadcasters have slammed a decision on Friday (Oct. 14) by the Copyright Board of Canada--a federal government regulatory tribunal--that significantly boosts royalty fees that Canadian ...

  21. Vallance Big Winner At Canada's SOCAN Awards

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada feted the country's songwriters and music publishers at its 15th annual awards last night (Nov. 15) in Toronto. The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada ...

  22. Vallance Big Winner At Canada's SOCAN Awards

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada feted the country's songwriters and music publishers at its 15th annual awards last night (Nov. 15) in Toronto. The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada ...

  23. Canadian ISPs Win Court Ruling Over Royalties

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Internet service providers may not have to pay royalties to the music industry for files downloaded by their customers, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled June 30. TORONTO -- Internet service providers may not have to pay royalties to the music ind ...

  24. ISPs Win Canadian Downloading Case

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Supreme Court ruled today (June 30) that Internet service providers do not have to pay royalties to composers and artists for music downloaded by Web customers. Canada's Supreme Court ruled today (June 30) that Internet service ...

  25. ISPs Win Canadian Downloading Case

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Supreme Court ruled today (June 30) that Internet service providers do not have to pay royalties to composers and artists for music downloaded by Web customers. Canada's Supreme Court ruled today (June 30) that Internet service ...