The Cultural Affairs Office of the Department of Canadian Heritage has launched the Canadian Artists and Content Creators Economic Survey, now live, and open for a period of six weeks, to help create an updated portrait of the creative community in our country.

The data gathered will inform existing and future policies and programs, ensuring that the Department continues to be responsive to the realities of the creative sector.

SOCAN urges its members to participate now, alongside anyone else in Canada aged 16 or older who does creative work (such as composing and songwriting) as an important component of their professional identity, whether on their own time, freelance, or with organizations, either full-time or alongside other jobs, at any point in their career.

Participation is voluntary and anonymous, and topics covered include your story, employment and income, working in the context of COVID-19, your relationship to industry (including SOCAN), and basic demographic information.

The survey provides opportunities to acknowledge receipt of royalties, performances of work, and downloads and physical sales of music, as sources of income.

Participants are also able to include the choice “rights collective” as one of the industry intermediaries with whom they work.

Take the survey today, by clicking here!