Side Door collects SOCAN fees for each Side Door show, and submits the fees to SOCAN on behalf of Hosts and Artists involved with the show. Side Door collects the standard SOCAN percentage (3%) from the show’s total revenue. This is reflected in the settlement.
The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) is a Canadian performance rights organization that represents the performing rights of more than 135,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. Live performance royalties must be collected in the case of a live performance event that includes ticket sales with admission prices over $6 CAD.
SOCAN fees are only applied in the case of Side Door shows when a Canadian Performer and/or Host are involved in a show that involves ticket sales.
If you are a Performer and you are not yet signed up with SOCAN, go check it out! It’s an awesome Canadian resource.