Documentation

Attention API Users:

Please email socanapi@socan.ca first before submitting any requests and tell us which members you will be submitting for. Once we receive your email, we will advise you when you can submit your request.

Notification of Live Performance API - Notification of Live Performances API – The Notification of Live Performance API allows for submission of concert of live music performance information to SOCAN to ensure that the performers/creators are paid for their performances. Last updated March 10, 2017.

Member Verification API - Member Verification API allows third party queries to be made to SOCAN with a combination of an artist name and IPI number. If the information submitted does, or does not correlate to a SOCAN member, SOCAN will verify and acknowledge that and return a response to the third party. Last updated March 10, 2017.

Join SOCAN API - The Join SOCAN on API allows third party apps and services to facilitate a non-member of SOCAN to initiate the application for membership. The API will allow the third party to capture and transmit the required information to SOCAN and put the applicant in contact with SOCAN directly to complete the application process. Last updated March 10, 2017.

Works Registration API - The Works Registration API allows submission of works registrations through SOCAN’s secure gateway. These work registrations are tagged will all applicable metadata, sorted in SOCAN’s database for proper identification wherever this music is played. Last updated September 14, 2016.

Request Status API – When utilizing the Works Registration API, the Request Status API will allow the return of the current status of the work registration submission from SOCAN. Last updated March 10, 2017.

Acknowledgement API - When utilizing the Works Registration API, the Acknowledgement API returns an acknowledgement file that details Works submitted that have been received and accepted by SOCAN. Last updated March 10, 2017.