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SOCAN Workshop: July 24, 2013

July 4, 2013 | Attention all musicians and industry folk on PEI! SOCAN and Music PEI are hosting a workshop on Wednesday, July 24 starting at 6:30PM at The Factory Cookhouse & Dancehall.

Do you want to know how to earn royalties as a songwriter / composer or live performance fees? Are you getting the most money out of your music as you can? We’re going to show you how SOCAN can help. Tim Hardy, SOCAN's Member & Industry Relations Executive for Atlantic Canada, will be on hand to discuss the following topics:

How to join SOCAN if you’re not already a member

How SOCAN collects & distributes royalties for radio, TV/film, live performances in bars and at festivals & showcases, internet, etc.

How SOCAN collects royalties for international performances

What’s new at SOCAN (BDS encoding for radio, website updates, etc.)

Understanding copyright

The SOCAN Foundation funding for artists and presenters

Tim will also be available to work with you on filling out and submitting live performance notification forms if you’re behind in submitting them or have never submitted them.

Pre-registration is recommended. Please click HERE to complete the registration form.

Tim Hardy has worked with SOCAN in a variety of positions within their Licensing & Membership Departments in both their head office in Toronto and their Atlantic Canadian Office based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia since 1995. Tim’s current role with SOCAN as the Member & Industry Relations Executive – Atlantic Region has him based in Dartmouth, but on the road throughout Atlantic Canada. The Member Relations role allows Tim to work with songwriters, composers and music publishers, as well as industry associations and key influencers within the region, spreading the word about SOCAN and its role within the Canadian music industry. The Industry Relations role allows Tim to work directly with many industry associations in Atlantic Canada (Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses, chambers of commerce, hospitality associations, restaurant associations, etc.) who’s membership is effected by SOCAN licensing. Tim also does numerous presentations and workshops throughout the region discussing SOCAN, copyright, performing rights and the SOCAN Foundation.

About SOCAN:

SOCAN (the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) is a not-for-profit organization that represents the Canadian performing rights of millions of Canadian and international music creators and publishers. SOCAN is proud to play a leading role in supporting the long-term success of its more than 100,000 Canadian members, as well as the Canadian music industry.

Through licences, SOCAN gives businesses that use music the freedom to use any music they want, legally and ethically. SOCAN licenses more than 125,000 businesses coast to coast and distributes royalties to its members and peer organizations around the world. SOCAN also distributes royalties to its members for the use of Canadian music around the world in collaboration with its peer societies.

In addition, SOCAN plays a leadership role in mentoring emerging creators on various aspects of the craft and business of music. We also advocate on behalf of our members to ensure that copyright is respected and that creators are appropriately remunerated for the use of their work.

SOCAN has offices in Dartmouth, Montreal, Toronto & Vancouver.