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 31st, 2018 – Both organizations announced today that SOCAN’s acquisition of SODRAC has closed, enabling SOCAN to offer an integrated approach to the management of both performing rights and reproduction rights of songwriters, composers and music publishers. The […]
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SODRAC in Ottawa before the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology as part of the Five-Year Review of the Copyright Act

On June 19, General Manager Alain Lauzon and Director, Licensing and Legal Affairs Martin Lavallée testified on behalf of all SODRAC members before the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU), in the context of its five-year review of the Copyright Act. The transcript of their testimony is available here.

Launch of Québec’s cultural policy

Québec’s new cultural policy entitled “Partout, la culture” was launched today by Prime Minister Philippe Couillard and Minister of Culture and Communications Marie Montpetit, along with an action plan comprising 41 measures. This policy, which replaces that of 1992, has been modernized to adapt to changing markets and technology. It results from the consultation on […]
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CISAC confirms that SODRAC complies with the highest standards of collective management

We are pleased to announce that SODRAC has received from the Secretariat of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) the news that it will recommend to the CISAC Governing Board to close the SODRAC review file, formalizing its compliance with the standards established by CISAC. This process serves to ensure that […]
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Testimony of SODRAC in Ottawa for the study of Remuneration Models for Artists and Creative Industries

This morning, our General Manager Alain Lauzon and our Director, Licensing and Legal Affairs Martin Lavallée testified before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage (CHPC) as part of the study requested by the Standing Committee on Industry at the CHPC chaired by Julie Dabrusin on the different models of remuneration for artists and creators, in […]
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SODRAC vs CBC : agreement for synch rights

  After several years of representation, we are pleased to announce a partial settlement in the dispute between SODRAC and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The parties have come to a mutual agreement regarding the value of the synchronization of your pre-existing works and commissioned works in the CBC / SRC’s internal productions for the 2012-2017 […]
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A new economic study reveals the damage of Safe Harbor Provisions and Network Services rules

Network Services rules – what CISAC calls Safe Harbor Provisions, which have long been identified as a major source of harm to creators, are the subject of a comprehensive economic study produced by the University of Texas. Led by Professors Stan Liebowitz and Ashbel Smith, the “Economic Analysis of Safe Harbor Provisions” was commissioned by […]
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Go Green with Us!

SODRAC aims to eliminate the use of paper in its exchanges with its members. In addition to being ecologically conscientious and safe, our Direct Deposit and Member Space allow you to reduce clutter and paper, save time and energy, and be more efficient. What are you waiting for? Go green too! Log in to your […]
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Extension of the term of the ADISQ-SODRAC framework license

Following an agreement between the Association québécoise de l’industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la video (ADISQ) and SODRAC, the framework license for mechanical reproduction rights on mechanical royalties in phonograms and videograms linking both organizations have been renewed for a period of one year until December 31, 2018. The agreement sets out the […]
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