The first question I would ask any of all the members of the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada is if they have EVER played someone’s song and not paid them a royalty? (see full story here)
“Musicians and singers who are approved to perform inside the region’s SkyTrain stations were sent a letter in October from the region’s transit authority, informing them they could soon be asked to pay as much as $1,500 annually for a performance licence.
The letter states that Socan — the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada — is demanding royalties for songs being performed in stations.
According to TransLink, those costs could add up to $40,000 a year and will be passed on to the artists.”