On Dec. 7, 2022, the first SOCAN Connections cocktail party was held at WIP, on St. Laurent Boulevard, just steps away from SOCAN’s Montréal office. It was an opportunity for nearly to 200 SOCAN members, participants in the Québec music ecosystem, and SOCAN employees to meet in person, exchange ideas, network, and — who knows? — lay the foundations for future collaborations. SOCAN CEO Jennifer Brown travelled to Montréal for the occasion, and Chair of the the SOCAN Board of Directors Marc Ouellet, as well as Chief Membership Officer Jean-Christian Céré, addressed the guests. They stressed, among other things, the importance of lobbying for the adoption of Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act, as quickly as possible, and without any further modification. So did Jérôme Payette, Executive Director of the Association des professionnels de l’édition musicale (APEM), who also addressed the audience.  

Here are a few of the photos taken that evening. Visit SOCAN’s Facebook page to see more pictures. 

Ten SOCAN members were among the investments and appointments to the Order of Canada in  December of 2022.

Folk music icon  Ian Tamblyn was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada.  For more than five decades, this gifted singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and playwright has celebrated the beauty of Canada’s landscape and the spirit of its people. An expedition guide and mentor with Adventure Canada and Students on Ice, he travels extensively to the world’s northernmost places and inspires many to find their voice through song.

Jazz musician Michel Cusson was invested as a Member of the Order. Whether on stage or screen, Cusson has left his mark on Canada’s music scene. He first distinguished himself as the founder and guitarist for the internationally renowned fusion group UZEB, which helped to shape the evolution of jazz in Canada. While never fully putting aside his guitar, he then brought his talents as a composer to the screen industries and to performing arts, garnering awards for his innovative soundtracks. Skillfully juxtaposing sounds and images, he imbued countless films, TV series, and performances with emotion.

Appointed as officers of the Order were:

Lise Aubut, for her contributions to the Canadian music industry as an artist and tireless advocate of the rights of creators.

Jim Corcoran, for his long-standing contributions to Francophone music in Canada, as a songwriter, composer, performer, and CBC Radio host.

Eleanor Daley, for her contributions to Canadian music and choral culture as a renowned composer and accompanist.

Bob Ezrin, for his ongoing contributions to music and entertainment production, and for his sustained advocacy of musical education, journalism and environmental justice.

Appointed as members of the Order were:

Steve Bell, for his contributions to Canadian music as a Christian folksinger, songwriter, and producer, and for his advocacy of social and community causes.

Wayne Chaulk, for his contributions to Canadian music and comedy, notably as an ambassador of Newfoundland and Labrador’s culture and heritage.

Lorraine Segato, for her contributions to the Canadian music scene and culture as a pioneer in 2SLGBTQI+ Canadian history.

Mark Sirett, for his steadfast commitment to the field of choral music as a renowned composer, conductor, and community leader.

SOCAN congratulates all of these honourees on this great achievement!

SOCAN has collaborated with other international societies around the world to develop a new standardized cue sheet, part of a global initiative to ensure that societies around the world collect consistent information.

Receiving a complete cue sheet is integral to SOCAN ensuring that screen composers, songwriters, and music publishers are fairly compensated for their work in film, TV, and online productions. By streamlining efforts, cue sheet details can be processed more efficiently, ensuring royalties are paid for productions played in all countries, not just Canada.

A cue sheet completed by the producer of a film, television show, or digital production has typically been considered the authoritative source, but cue sheets may also be submitted by broadcasters, distributors, international performing rights organizations, and SOCAN members.

We’re making every effort to connect with all parties that regularly submit, in order to provide them with the new cue sheet – though we’ll continue to accept cue sheet details in alternate formats at this time.

It’s important as a SOCAN member songwriter, composer, or music publisher, that you notify the production companies with which you work that they should file their cue sheets with SOCAN. You should also request copies for your records. Alternately, if you have complete information, we encourage you to submit your cue sheets. If you have a publisher, it’s important that you discuss your submissions with them.

A complete cue sheet means we can enter details directly into our system and send royalties soon after airing.


While the new cue sheet will feel familiar, and many fields remain the same, we’ve created a video to help you navigate it, highlighting the process and providing resources to guide you.

By using the new cue sheet template, you’re participating in a global initiative to ensure that screen composers, songwriters, and their music publishers are compensated for the incredible work they do to bring the viewing experience to life.

The new cue sheet is available for Windows and Apple users, in both English and French.

Additional questions are answered in Cue Sheet FAQs.