SOCAN is pleased to announce that Tanya Van Luven has joined our team in the new role of Director of Publisher Relations, within our Membership department, and based in Toronto.

SOCAN’s music publisher members are vitally important to us, and it takes a specific level of expertise to understand the needs and requirements of the publishing community. We needed a specialist dedicated to serving our publisher members, with in-depth experience in the field

Tanya has more than 13 years of professional experience in music publishing and the music industry. She specializes in music licensing, rights management, and intellectual property management and negotiations. She’s focused on bringing solutions to serve our publisher members.

As Director of Publisher Relations, she’ll have a decisive impact on the quality of the services we offer to publishers, both at the strategic and operational levels. At the same time, she’ll focus on creating, fostering, and maintaining relationships with the publishing community, and going beyond their immediate concerns through various initiatives and projects.

Tanya joins us after serving as Manager of the Client Services Division at Anthem Entertainment, a valuable SOCAN publisher member. There, she worked with a team of client service managers to ensure regular income analysis, ongoing accurate registrations of new works, fulsome collection of all publishing royalties in adherence with contractual agreements, while delivering transparent, accurate, and timely distributions of royalty statements to clients.

Before that, she was Anthem’s Senior Client Services Account Manager, Film & TV. She delivered, among other things, content for audiovisual secondary rights, music publishing, music licensing, production music, and digital monetization and rights management.

Tanya began her career in the music industry in 2008, when she joined Warner Music Canada as National Promotions Coordinator. She then moved to Artist Services, where she focused on the various revenue streams of an artist’s career, offering services in artist management, merchandise production, VIP ticketing, and e-commerce.

Tanya’s experience and expertise will be a terrific addition to our team, as she brings with her a wealth of knowledge about how publishers operate, and how we can best support them.