SOCAN has expressed its concern for the rights of screen composers following disconcerting revelations by major media companies in the United States from media companies that would deprive composers of their right to royalties and dramatically lower their income.
The rights management organization has urged others to join the movement to protect composers’ right to be compensated fairly for their extraordinarily valuable work, notably by becoming part of the Your Music, Your Future community.
“We stand shoulder to shoulder with our thousands of screen composer members,” said SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste. “The right of composers to be compensated fairly must be protected and upheld.”
Baptiste added that SOCAN will continue work with the Screen Composers Guild of Canada (SCGC), La Société professionnelle des auteurs et des compositeurs du Québec (SPACQ) as well as with the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) to support their efforts to make a fair living through the creation of music that elevates the audience experience and intrinsic value of movies, television shows and commercials.
“SOCAN is committed to continuing to bring the concerns of screen composers to the fore with elected and appointed government officials, industry and the public at large,” Baptiste concluded.