SOCAN

SOCAN

Photo credit: Steve Carty
November 11, 2020
by Karen Bliss

Michael McCarty is one of those much-needed forward-thinkers in the music industry, trying to anticipate what’s coming next or what’s next that needs to be done. Karen Bliss's interviewed him as he sets his sites beyond SOCAN where he has accomplished much in seven years.

Michael McCarty  Photo: Steve Carty
November 9, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Top Toronto venue The Mod Club closes its doors, Michael McCarty (pictured) is set to leave SOCAN, and Robert Bennett is named as that org’s CFO. Also in the news are The Weeknd, Sam Roberts Band, John Till and Ken Kalmusky, Serena Ryder, Quartetto Gelato, Chilly Gonzales, The Commodore Ballroom, Colin James, and farewell Ken Hensley, Len Barry, and Bones Hillman.

SOCAN interim CEO Jennifer Brown. Pic supplied
November 4, 2020
by External Source

Canadian performing rights org SOCAN has announced final 2019 financial results, including record domestic and international collections for the company's member music creators, music publishers and visual artists. The company also announced significant financial losses due to past investments in the acquisition, creation, and financing of the new business venture Dataclef Inc. Pictured, interim CEO Jennifer Brown.

Louis-Jean Cormier  Facebook photo
October 5, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Louis-Jean Cormier (pictured) is amongst the leading Félix Awards nominees, the MVP Project announces its new recipients, and Music Canada & CONNECT launch a new series. Others in the news include Slocan Ramblers, the Junos, SOCAN, Crack of Dawn, Melba Moore, Cœur de Pirate, Rhonda Tulk-Lane, Sinéad O'Connor, Polaris Music Prize, Barbra Lica, Ben Kunder, Halifax Jazz Festival, and farewell Rocco Prestia and Cookie Monsta.

Image courtesy of The Fold blog
August 20, 2020
by FYI Staff

SOCAN, on behalf of SODRAC members and clients, is finally able to collect for the reproduction of music on CBC television broadcasts.

July Talk
July 16, 2020
by Kerry Doole

July Talk (pictured) outlines its drive-in concerts, new non-profit org Advance moves forward, and Music Nova Scotia creates two new investment programs. Also in the news are Music Publishers Canada, Audiam, Toronto Shines, John Finley, Bob Wiseman, Melissa Payne, Lawson Vocal Studios, Owen Barney, Jay Douglas, Kyle Meagher, Nikko DeTranquilli, and farewell Lil Marlo.

June 8, 2020
by FYI Staff

The North Side Hip Hop Archive (pictured) playlists Canadian protest songs, SOCAN’s Encore pays out for live-streams, and a look at #CanadaPerforms. Others in the headlines include Aaron Allen, music therapy, PUP, The Drake Hotel, August Rigo, Bernie LaBarge, UMG, Republic Records, George Floyd, BTS, Warner Music IPO, MMA, Elton John, Abbey Road, Garth Brooks, Lady Gaga, Laurel Canyon, and Geezer Butler.

May 31, 2020
by Nick Krewen

Just over a month into her current role as SOCAN's Interim CEO, Jennifer Brown sits in the hot seat and talks about the PRO, the pandemic and her illustrious family history.

Pic credit: Brad Ardley
April 14, 2020
by FYI Staff

The Society of Composers, Authors & Music Publishers of Canada announced Tuesday the resignation of Eric Baptiste as the company's chief execut

Image: Colburn Financial
April 2, 2020
by FYI Staff

Interest-free advances will be considered based on each member’s most recent earnings history, urgency and need.

SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste
February 28, 2020
by External Source

For the first time, SOCAN's annual collections exceeded $400- million, with an estimated $405.5-million collected in the fiscal year, an

Danko Jones  instagram photo
February 7, 2020
by FYI Staff

Danko Jones (pictured), Marc Jordan, Frazey Ford, and Tami Neilson grab international attention, Gustavo Gimeno now heads the TSO, and Caribou’s life changes. Others in the headlines include WMG, Sheila Jordan, Elaine Bomberry, Vadell Gabriel, Identifyy, Brexit, Google, Amoeba Music, Green Day, Kobe, and Florida Georgia Line.