SOCAN Reproduction Rights

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Publisher Direction to SOCAN Concerning Payment of Writer’s Reproduction Right Royalties

Subject to the terms of the publishing agreement, the Publisher who has already chosen SOCAN to represent its reproduction rights may decide to further instruct SOCAN to pay directly the Writer his/her share on its behalf. The Publisher Direction form hereunder provides you with such option at your discretion.

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A note to SOCAN Reproduction Rights Clients regarding future publishing contracts.
If, for any reason, you as the Rightsholder, no longer control certain or all musical works within your Repertoire, it is understood that the present SOCAN administration for these specific musical works will conclude, OR will shift to the new rightsholder if administered by SOCAN.


Maximum rewards

With SOCAN RR, you benefit from an exceptional worldwide showcase and receive all royalties resulting from the exploitation of your works in all media (physical, digital, web and television). Thanks to our representation agreements, you benefit from exclusive rates and conditions across Canada and in more than 100 markets around the globe.

Advocacy and promotion of your rights

SOCAN defends your interests and your rights by representing you to all government bodies and by monitoring the use of your works on all platforms, in all contexts and in all markets.

A big partner

Representing more than 135,000 authors, composers and publishers in Canada for close to 30 years, SOCAN is a first-rate destination for all users of works around the globe. You benefit from more than 20 general agreements with users and tariffs that are certified by the Copyright Board that cover a multitude of rights, and you benefit from the importance and notoriety of SOCAN when it comes to negotiating with users and broadcasters.

Total transparency

SOCAN publishes a report every year detailing its actions, investments and benefits, and informs its members of any event that has a particular or general impact on their status and livelyhood. Major issues are shared at our Annual Membership Meeting, or through group or personalized communications throughout the year. Our members can also reach us at any time, for any question whatsoever.

Collective society = collective force

SOCAN is continually improving its service offering, and all the gains it makes as a collective society and a non-profit organization are the earnings of its members. You benefit from the importance and notoriety of SOCAN when it comes to negotiating with decision makers, users and broadcasters, and you benefit from dozens of general agreements negotiated with various users, and tariffs approved by the Commission of copyright that cover a multitude of rights.

Invaluable expertise

SOCAN gives you access to privileged information in your sector, and its specialized team constitutes a first-rate resource for copyright matters, offering workshops and information sessions, or simply assisting  and responding to its members. Experts from our departments are available at any time to answer you.

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