SOCAN stands for “the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada.”
SOCAN governs the use of music playing over phone systems, radio, TV’s in a waiting room and even YouTube.
SOCAN charges in order to protect its members and ensure copyright is respected and creators are remunerated for the use of their work.
i.e. Buying a CD only gives you the right to listen to it in private. Any public performance of these musical works is subject to copyright laws and requires a SOCAN licence.
More details can be found at: www.socan.ca
Be sure your company has the correct licence for any and all music playing over the phone lines; remember that includes playing the radio, streamed music or a purchased CD.
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