Just about every musician I know is a member of the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, the biggest performing rights organziation in the country. They just passed a big milestone.
SOCAN – the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada – has surpassed the 120,000-member mark, further evidence that the business of songwriting, composing and music publishing is thriving in Canada.
“Surpassing the 120,000-member milestone is a celebration of the extraordinary musical talent that Canada deserves to boast,” said Eric Baptiste, CEO of SOCAN. “In the past two years especially, the number of SOCAN members has spiked, indicating that more Canadians than ever are embracing songwriting, composing and music publishing as a career, and a successful career in music-creation starts with joining SOCAN.”
The press release comes with this map that shows where you’ll find SOCAN members across the country.