SOCAN financials reveal 6% increase in its 2021 collections
Canadian collecting society SOCAN has published its latest financial results, revealing that its collections grew by 6% in 2021 to $416m.
June 21, 2022
SOCAN and PPL reveal their latest music collections figures
SOCAN in Canada and PPL in the UK are the latest collecting societies to publish figures on the payouts they are making to members.
April 1, 2022
Socan sells royalty-collecting firm Audiam to Sesac
Royalty collections firm Audiam has a new owner, although the old one isn't completely decoupling from its business.
August 20, 2021
Socan makes its livestreams licensing system permanent
In May 2020, Canadian collecting society Socan became one of the first PROs to launch a licensing scheme for livestreamed concerts. It was called ‘Encore’ and would pay songwriters and publishers when their...
March 26, 2021
Socan reveals 2019 financials and plans to sell Dataclef assets
Canadian collecting society Socan has published its financial results for 2019. Its collections grew by 8.2% to $405.6m, including a 37.6% increase for its digital collections to $86m. However, distributions to its members...
November 5, 2020
Audiam founder Jeff Price out in change made by Socan
Audiam is the streaming mechanical royalties collection agency that Canadian collecting society Socan acquired in 2016, keeping its founder Jeff Price on to lead it. Now he has left the company abruptly, with Socan's announcement...
July 15, 2020
Canadian PRO SOCAN launches livestreams licensing scheme
Lots of artists and especially DJs are livestreaming on Facebook and Instagram, but as the latter platform recently made clear, there are some licensing restrictions on what music can be played. Canadian collecting society...
May 29, 2020
Socan CEO Eric Baptiste resigns and steps down immediately
There’s a change at the top for Canadian collecting society Socan, as its CEO Eric Baptiste has resigned and stepped down with immediate effect. Why so abrupt? “With the end of the current CEO contract approaching, Eric...
April 15, 2020
Today’s positive coronavirus-related music industry news (3 April)
Music Ally is trying to write a story every working day, rounding up the good, practical things happening in and around our industry: focusing on relief efforts and other initiatives from the music industry and music / tech...
April 3, 2020
Socan collections exceeded $400m for the first time in 2019
The latest collecting society announcing growth in its annual collections is Canadian PRO Socan. It estimates that it collected C$405.5m (around US$305.1m) in 2019 – the first time its collections have exceeded $400m in...
February 26, 2020
SOCAN Foundation launches music-production mentorship program
Canadian organisation the SOCAN Foundation – part of collecting society SOCAN’s group of companies – is launching a new program aimed at emerging music-producers who are women. It’s called the Equity X Production...
November 29, 2019
SOCAN set a new record for royalty payouts in 2018
Perhaps we should start asking some pointed questions to any collecting society or label that *isn’t* announcing record royalties and/or payouts. New milestones are being set by the week in 2019, it seems. Canadian collecting...
June 19, 2019