What might have been a single-concert musical experiment has turned out to be one of the most daring musical projects to come out of Québec in the past few years. TEKE::TEKE, a multi-ethnic, Japanese-speaking, genre-busting band, mixing psychedelic jams, punk riffs, traditional Japanese melodies, and pop experimentation, saw their efforts – and their album Shirushi – rewarded with a first honour at the Premier Gala de l’ADISQ, on Nov. 2, 2022.

We met them as they were leaving the stage to discuss the reception they’ve received from Québec audiences since their very beginnings, which gave them the impetus to tour internationally.

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After initially going viral on TikTok, Tesher’s “Jalebi Baby” caught the attention of Jason Derulo, who approached him to feature on the song. A remix version with the duo became a global viral sensation, topping the Shazam charts in 25-plus countries, and quickly amassing more than 100 million combined global streams. The song peaked at No. 1 on the U.K. Asian Music Chart, and remained atop it for seven consecutive weeks. “Jalebi Baby” also rose to a peak of No. 3 on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart, where it stayed for two weeks. The song also rose to a peak of No. 7 on India’s Top 20 International Singles chart for three weeks, becoming Tesher’s first Top 10 hit in that nation. Here, he discusses the satisfaction he gets from sharing the stories and sounds of his culture.

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SOCAN is pleased and proud to report that our first new royalty distributions for music used in TV commercials will go out as part of our November 2022 distribution payout, covering the first quarter of 2022.

We’ve partnered with global music data specialists BMAT to monitor, track, and match commercial performances to audio files for 30 Canadian television and cable stations, as approved by the SOCAN Board of Directors:

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Monitoring began on Jan. 1, 2022, and performances will be paid out – starting in the November 2022 distribution payout – for identified usage between Jan. 1 and Mar. 31, 2022, on the 17 stations highlighted in yellow above. Identified usage during the same time period, on the remaining 13 stations, will be included as part of our February 2023 distribution payout.

The music used in TV commercials will receive five percent of the credit of a feature performance. Royalties for music used in TV commercials will come from our existing TV & Cable licensing collection pools.  Commercial payouts will appear on statements under the Series Title “COMMERCIALS,” with the title of the commercial / product listed under Episode and the usage identified as L (Logo).