MUSIC BROADCAST LICENSE
From Streemlion Music License FAQs:
Available from Streem Lion here: (https://streemlion.com/faqs-on-music-licence/)
What is SOCAN and SOCAN Licence?SOCAN represents the performing rights of millions of Canadian and international music creators and publishers. Through licences, SOCAN gives businesses the permission to use music legally and ethically.
Through reciprocal agreements with affiliated performing rights organizations around the world, SOCAN receives/distributes royalties on behalf of rights owners in other countries.
Do users really have licence coverage?Yes! By operating under us, you’re covered by our SOCAN licence. This means you’re not an illegal radio.
We act on your behalf- file and pay for your royalties which ensures that music creators and publishers are properly and fairly compensated.
Since SOCAN is Canadian does it mean my radio will be Canadian too?Yes! Your station becomes Canadian, Our license covers your Canadian audience. Streams are “owned” by Streemlion which is also Canadian.
So while listing on directories do endeavor to declare your station as Canadian, as well as on your website. Please, follow these instructions.
What about Music Use?The reciprocal agreements SOCAN has in place with foreign societies like BMI, SESAC, SoundExchange, ASCAP among others absolutely benefits Licence holders, as it allows you to publicly play almost the world’s repertoire of music under copyright rather than limit you to only SOCAN’s artists/authors/composers/publishers.
Feel free to play music legally acquired by you or legally given to you by their right owners.
However, don’t misinterpret this to mean we’re covered by licenses from these CMOs. As a Canadian stream host, we only have access to their music repertoires owing to SOCAN’s reciprocal affiliations with them as overseas partners collecting royalties on their behalf.
See links here of USA PROs announcing SOCAN as their reciprocal partner: SESAC ASCAP BMI