Does (Canadian) campus/community radio airplay earn royalties via SOCAN?
August 30, 2012 3:13 PM Subscribe
If I release a new album to CANADIAN campus/community radio stations for airplay, and it is played, can I potentially earn royalties if the album is registered with SOCAN?
posted by CarrotAdventure to media & arts (2 answers total)
I am in the process of submitting a new album to Canadian campus/community radio stations across the country - but before I do, I am wondering if it would be worth registering the album with SOCAN. I had assumed, last time I put out a record, that there are no royalties associated with airplay from campus/community stations, but a friend tells me that this is not the case. Can anyone tell me if having SOCAN-registered music will earn royalties for the artists if they are played on non-commercial radio? And, if so, where does the money for these royalties come from? Do the license fees that a station pays to SOCAN come directly from listener donations etc.?