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SOCAN Foundation launches charitable fund

SOCAN Foundation launches charitable fund

May 17, 2012

Toronto, May 16—The SOCAN Foundation is pleased to announce that it has established the SOCAN Foundation Charitable Fund (the Fund) at Tides Canada Foundation. The purpose of the Fund is to support charitable activities benefiting music creators and music publishers across Canada.

The Fund was established to enhance Canada’s thriving music industry and to create and sustain an environment in which composers, lyricists, songwriters and music publishers may be encouraged and educated. Ultimately, the Fund will create greater awareness and education for a better understanding of the value of music and copyright and its importance to the cultural and economic life of our society.

“This exciting development has been a long time in the making,” says SOCAN Foundation president Stan Meissner. “Our board is thrilled at the opportunity to expand the reach of the SOCAN Foundation with additional funding generated by donations to this new fund.”

Donations of $5 or more to the SOCAN Foundation Charitable Fund are eligible for a charitable tax-deductible receipt issued by Tides Canada Foundation. The SOCAN Foundation advises Tides Canada Foundation regarding grants made from the Fund.

Those wishing to donate are invited to visit www.socanfoundation.ca and select “Donate to our Charitable Fund.”

About the SOCAN Foundation
Founded in 1992, the SOCAN Foundation is dedicated to fostering musical creativity and promoting a better understanding of the role of music creators in today's society. The Foundation is an independent organization guided by its own board of directors. The board, which consists of composers, songwriters and music publishers, reflects concert music and popular music genres as well as the geographic and linguistic regions of Canada.

About Tides Canada
Tides Canada’s mission is to provide uncommon solutions for the common good by leading and supporting actions that foster a healthy environment and just Canadian society. Visit www.tidescanada.org

For more information please contact:

Cara McCutcheon for SOCAN Foundation
Tel: 416.406.4044/416.557.2139
E-mail: cara@mccutcheoncommunications.com