Jennifer Brown


With Jennifer Brownas CEO, SOCAN, the rights organization that collects and distributes publishing royalties for musicians and rights-holders, hit a major milestone in 2023: more than half a billion dollars in revenue. SOCAN makes sure that Canadian musicians and songwriters receive their share, so it is a crucial behind-the-scenes company for the most important people in music: the creators. On SOCAN and as Vice-Chair of the CISAC board of directors, Brown is an advocate for the protection and value of artists’ work. On the policy and advocacy side, Brown has been instrumental in the modernization of the Broadcasting Act to ensure digital platforms contribute to promotion of Canadian music. The result, the Online Streaming Act, could determine the future of CanCon. SOCAN is also urging the government to adopt transparency when it comes to AI and properly reward human rights-holders, another hot button issue in the industry.