On May 10, 2019, SOCAN Vice-President, Licensing Kit Wheeler and SOCAN member LU KALA presented Joan Hunter, co-owner of  Toronto venue Jazz Bistro, with a SOCAN Licensed To Play Award. The presentation was made at the fourth annual edition of the Live Music Industry Awards at the Sheraton Downtown Toronto, as part of Canadian Music Week.

The Licensed To Play Award is offered to a SOCAN-licensed business that show exemplary respect for, and understanding of, the music creators whose work improves their bottom line. “Jazz Bistro is all about the music,” said Hunter. “We believe in showing our customers that we honour composers, publishers, songwriters, and musicians.”