SOCAN has presented the 2016 JUNO Awards and JUNO Week with a special Licensed to Play designation, which recognizes that all 15 of the venues hosting JUNO Week events are licensed by SOCAN. The 2016 JUNO Awards and JUNO Week will be the first major awards event to be Licensed to Play with SOCAN.
“We believe strongly that every awards festival, conference or business that uses music as its business, or to make its business better, should be Licensed to Play with SOCAN,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO of CARAS, The JUNO Awards. “2016 JUNO Week venues are playing their part to ensure that Canada’s music creators are fairly compensated through licensing, and we call on all awards shows, music festivals and businesses that use music to follow our lead.”
“Being Licensed To Play with SOCAN is a badge of honour and pride, and the 2016 JUNOs honour songwriters, composers and music publishers by stepping ahead to make a bold statement that they stand behind music creators’ right and need to be compensated fairly for their work,” said SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste.