Radio & Television

SOCAN allocates $2 million to help its members

TORONTO – SOCAN announced today that it is allocating up to a total of $2 million for emergency royalty advances for its members suffering financially as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. The aid is primarily aimed at SOCAN’s songwriters and screen composers whose ability to sustain their income has been compromised by the impact of the crisis on the music industry, “especially on those whose concerts have been cancelled, or whose television and movie productions have been suspended,” reads the press release. The interest-free advances will be considered based on each member’s most recent earnings history, urgency and need....

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.