named Charlotte Cardin's "Les echardes" one of the top 10 songs written in Canada in 2016.
said the acquisition allows it to provide a unique global music industry solution with respect to licensing digital services and royalty payment for songwriters, composers and music publishers.
in May acquired MediaNet, which had a database with above 51 million sound recordings in addition to serving as the backroom to a bunch of online stores and digital services.
The idea that the public interest against which the reward to copyright owners must be balanced encompasses the encouragement and dissemination of expression is reinforced in SOCAN
v Bell, (34) In this decision, SOCAN
submitted to the SCC that "only uses that contribute to the creative process are in the public interest".
Awards include first place in numerous song writing competitions, SOCAN
#1 awards, gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications.
A few months later, in SOCAN
, the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed this interpretation of the right, albeit in a different factual and technological context.
telecommunications and media companies in SOCAN
v CAIP on the issue of
On top of the royalties the video game companies already pay for performance rights, SOCAN
argued that a separate communication tariff should apply to the music because it is transmitted electronically.
103) An example of such an embrace of simplicity is the Copyright Board of Canada's conclusion in what became SOCAN
III on its appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada: (104) "Communications occur at the site of the server from which the work is transmitted, without regard to the origin of the request or the location of the original Web site.
According to Sheila Tozak, Manager, Works & Participants for SOCAN
(Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada), there is an initiative underway through CISAC and the ISWC Management Committee to disseminate the ISWC more widely to third parties.
I joined CCMA [the Canadian Country Music Association], SOCAN
as a writer, Songwriters Association of Canada, the Nashville Songwriters Association, the Alberta Recording Industry Association, everything associated with what I was doing.
There are many organizations, such as the American Federation of Musicians, SOCAN
(Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) and CIRPA (Canadian Independent Record Producers Association), which lobby on behalf of their members.