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Revised SOCAN Show Clearance Form for Canadian Chapters

SOCAN (the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) is a performing rights organization in Canada and serves more than 175,000 music creators, publishers and visual artists. Their role is to license the world’s music and collect and distribute royalties in Canada and around the world.

In July 2019 Entandem, Inc. ( entered a joint venture with Re:Sound and SOCAN to manage and administer their music licensing into a single organization.

Barbershop Harmony Society chapters and districts are now required to report direct to Entandem (instead of SOCAN) all hosted/co-hosted/produced live, in-person public performances.

The new BHS SOCAN Entandem 4A1-5J Popular Music Concert Report Form is now available for download here and also in Member Center. Forms and payments are to be sent electronically to Entandem (not SOCAN nor the Barbershop Harmony Society). Physical mailings and checks are discouraged by Entandem; EFT instructions are included in the new report form.

Chapters and Districts managing shows in Canada should discard all previous versions of the SOCAN report form immediately and begin using the new Entandem report form.

As a reminder, chapter secretaries should continue to submit show calendar approval requests to their District. After your event please notify the Society of your show activity via email to .

If you have questions or need further assistance please contact Entadem (, your District Secretary, or .