Due to site maintenance, CD Baby is temporarily unable to affiliate Canadian songwriters with the Canadian Performance Rights Organization (PRO) SOCAN. At this moment, Canadian songwriters must affiliate with SOCAN directly on their site.
Here is a direct link to SOCAN's membership application: https://www.socan.com/WriterApplicant/
Once your application has been approved and you have been assigned an IPI or CAE number, return to the Pro Publishing Admin section of your account, select the "Enter current affiliation info" option, and complete the form. Please note that it can take several weeks for your PRO to process your application and assign you an IPI or CAE number. Please contact that organization if you need to inquire about the status of your membership application.
- This maintenance period will not affect your distribution. Your music is still being delivered to our distribution partners just like it always has been.
- This will not affect the collection of publishing royalties on your behalf. Once SOCAN processes your membership application and assigns your IPI number, we will begin registering your works with SOCAN and other collection societies around the world. Any publishing royalties generated in the interim will still be collected and paid out to you.
We will keep this Help Center article up to date with the latest information. Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.