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Millions in Unpaid YouTube Royalties Up for Grabs

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Billboard reports: “The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) has alerted its members that they have a three-month window to make a claim to receive their portion of the millions of dollars of unpaid YouTube royalties generated in the U.S. from the use of their music in music videos. A typical payout figure cannot be estimated, Jennifer Brown, SOCAN’s vp of licensing, tells Billboard. Members of the performing rights organization can do the form-filling themselves (if they hold exclusive control of their administrative sync rights) or go through the interactive streaming mechanical royalty agency Audiam, which SOCAN acquired in 2016.”

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