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Duly Noted: SOCAN registration and songs published

Evidence: SOCAN registration and songs

I made some “spoken word with loops and samples” songs somewhere along the way, released on various channels/media (under Archeology Records), and now making more songs with other people who are recording and releasing.

As such, i duly registered with SOCAN (Society of Composers, Arrangers something something) – the Canadian analogue to BMI or ASCAP in USA (all rather confusing).

Anyhow, i have a few songs published. SOCAN will collect royalties on my behalf for live performance and radio transmission. Mechanical royalties (physical media) are another story, again confusing but duly noted.

Fire em up. Find under “Uncle Weed” on usual streaming channels. 

Asking SOCAN whassup with Podcasts

Thank You, Below is the information that you submitted to SOCAN. Thank you for your inquiry. We will get back to you shortly.

The SOCAN offices are closed from noon on December 23, 2005 until 9 a.m. on January 3, 2006. Your e-mail will be processed once the offices have been re-opened. We apologize for any inconvenience. Season’s Greetings from SOCAN!

–> First Name: Dave
Last Name: Olson
Email: dave@olsonboys.org
City: North Vancouver
Province: BC
Comment: I produce original spoken word audio podcasts and am considering adding music. With some music i use, the artist has provided direct permission however I am interested to find out how I can play SOCAN licensed artists on my podcast. The shows are free (i do not make any money from ads or otherwise) and the audience less than 1000 listeners. I look forward to your advice. dave

Good afternoon Dave,

As Socan does not yet collect licenses and distribute royalties for Internet performances, there is no fee to be paid to Socan.

However, you must seek permission directly from the author(s)/composer(s)/publisher

(s) to use the works. I also recommend that you contact the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) as they may be collecting a fee for Internet performances.

CMRRA: (416) 926-1966 or website www.cmrra.ca

I hope this helps.

Sincerely,

Sophie Buonvino Hart
Information Officer/Agente d’information
buonvinoharts@socan.ca
1-866-307-6226 (Eng)
1-866-317-6226 (Fran)
www.socan.ca