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Event (Online): Demystifying Digital Licensing – A Conversation with SOCAN

Event (Online): Demystifying Digital Licensing – A Conversation with SOCAN

Demystifying Digital Licensing
A Conversation with SOCAN
Thursday, June 3, 2021
10:30–11:30am PDT / 1:30–2:30pm EDT
Free; registration required

Join the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance for a conversation with James Leacock, Director of Royalty Collections with SOCAN, and Kelly Barker, Producer with The Cultch.

Are you a performing arts producer or presenter who is adapting your events to on-demand, livestreamed, or hybrid formats? Obtaining your music license ensures that the songwriters, composers, and music publishers who make up SOCAN are properly compensated for use of their work when their music is performed at your event. Sharing artists’ content online requires different licensing from live, in-person performances – and livestreamed licensing may differ again from that of a pre-recorded performance. Depending on your event, you may also require reproduction rights or synchronization licenses. Do you have questions about the implications of moving presentations online and understanding your responsibilities?

This presentation and Q&A with James Leacock, Director of Royalty Collections with SOCAN, will focus on questions related to the new reality of music licensing of online or hybrid performances, and will help you to understand your ethical and legal obligations to ensure that music creators are supported.

SOCAN administers and protects the performing and reproduction rights of music creators, music publishers and visual artists, ensures users are Licensed to Play, and collects/distributes royalties in Canada and worldwide.

Registration is required. Questions about attending this webinar can be directed to Amanda Peters at

ASL Interpretation and Zoom’s auto-captioning will be available for this session. A recording will be made available for those who are unable to attend live.


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