Music Newfoundland and Labrador and SOCAN Present:SOCAN 101 Information Session with Tim Hardy

February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 20th @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

MusicNL Boardroom – 186 Duckworth Street

The information session is free for all Music Newfoundland and Labrador members

PLEASE RSVP to jen@musicnl.ca Seating is limited!

Do you want to know how to earn money as a songwriter / composer? Chances are you are not getting the most money out of your music and 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 you money (radio, TV, film, live performances, Internet)
• What’s new at SOCAN
• Understanding copyright
• SOCAN Foundation funding for artists and presenters

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:

At SOCAN, we understand that the Canadian music industry is only as strong as the sum of its parts. We are proud to play a leading role, working with other organizations to ensure the long-term health of our members’ livelihoods and the Canadian music industry as a whole. SOCAN is the Canadian copyright collective for the right to communicate to the public and publicly perform musical works. We administer these rights on behalf of our members (composers, lyricists, songwriters and their publishers) and those of affiliated international organizations by licensing this use of their music in Canada. The fees collected are distributed as royalties to our members and to affiliated organizations throughout the world. We also distribute royalties received from those organizations to our members for the use of their music worldwide. SOCAN has offices in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton and Dartmouth.

For more information please contact:

Jen Winsor
Communications/Program Officer
186 Duckworth Street
St. John’s, NL
A1C 1G5
Tel: (709) 754-2574
Fax: (709) 754-5758

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