New program will pay Canadian musicians for live stream concerts on Facebook and Instagram

The Modern society of Composers, Authors and Audio Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) announced a new method today named Encore!, which aims to shell out musicians for stay on-line concerts on Facebook and Instagram. 

As COVID-19 has forced musicians off the street, stripping a lot of of their key resource of earnings, numerous artists have taken to social platforms like Facebook and Instagram to carry out for admirers. But even however Facebook and a couple of other expert services (this sort of as Twitch, YouNow and Periscope) offer an in-app donate or tipping buttons, the the greater part of these stay streams do not make any dollars.  

This is where SOCAN wishes to action in. 

“Like so may perhaps Canadians, SOCAN member songwriters, composers, and songs publishers are struggling with tough moments, with the reduction of profits from touring and in-person concerts,” Jennifer Brown, interim CEO of SOCAN, said in a

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