Maximizing Your Radio Play Royalties
Collection and Distribution of Royalties
(the Society of Composers, Authors and Music
Publishers of Canada) is a not-for-profit
organization that represents tens of thousands of
Canadian performers through the collection and
distribution of performance royalties.
in the abilities to track radio play, SOCAN is set
to receive 100% of the census-performance data from
over 200 radio stations, which represents most all
major stations across Canada and covers most genres
of music. It is estimated this will mean more than
18 million radio performances with be captured each
year which, in turn, means more royalties will be
collected for more artists than ever before.
This data is provided
to SOCAN through a relationship with Nielsen BDS.
Radio Airplay and Online Streaming
Nielsen BDS is the
leading provider of radio performance monitoring,
and tracks and reports on the airplay of songs
across radio, television and the internet using a
digital pattern recognition technology. Using this
technology, Nielsen tracks more than 100 million
song performances on more than 2,000 radio,
satellite radio, streaming and music video channels
across North America.
Submit Your Music to Nielsen BDS for
Radio Airplay Tracking Ė for FREE!
In order for Nielsen
BDS to match songs with performing artists, they
regularly receive and encode songs from record
labels, management companies, radio stations and
If youíre releasing your songs to
commercial radio in major markets, and you know that
your music hasnít already been submitted to Nielsen
BDS, then hereís your chance to maximize your
royalties by submitting
your music to Nielsen BDSÖ for free.
Frequently Asked Questions.
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Music Submission Process.