Who we are

If you are a maker of sound recordings or music videos, SOPROQ is an organization through which you can receive the royalties you are entitled to by virtue of the rights you hold.

Founded by ADISQ in 1991, SOPROQ – the Quebec Collective Society for the Rights of Makers of Sound and Video Recordings – is a non-profit organization that exists to administer maker’s royalties. Its mission is to ensure that the makers of sound and video recordings benefit fully from certain rights to which they are entitled: reproduction right, equitable remuneration right and the right arising from the private copying regime.

SOPROQ also administers the granting of general licenses for music videos and for sound recording reproduction.

SOPROQ’s Board of Directors is made up of people recognized in the music industry, and its team is highly experienced in the area of copyright.

Board of Directors

Name Title Company
Mark Lazare President Les Productions Benannah
Luc Piette Vice-President EDC Musique
Laurie Boisvert Director Dare to care records
Louis-Armand Bombardier Director L-A be
Julie M. Fournier Director Groupe Analekta
Pierre Gladu Director Instinct Musique
Brigitte Sicard Director Audiogram
Lyette Bouchard Treasurer and Secretary SOPROQ

Team

Name Function
Lyette Bouchard Executive Director
Thomas Jolicoeur Assistant Executive Director
Natalie Chevrier Chief Accountant
Nathalie Dicaire Distribution Coordinator
Daniel Latour Licensing Coordinator
Louis-Charles Dumais Member Services
Sébastien Moffet Member Services
Hubert Léveillé Gauvin Member Services
Stéphanie Grimard Administrative assistant

Affiliates

To maximize benefits for its members who hold sound and video recording rights, SOPROQ endeavours to sign reciprocity agreements with various foreign collectives.

Under such agreements, the SOPROQ repertoire is now represented internationally by the following organizations: SCPP (France), SoundExchange (United States), SIMIM (Belgium, Luxembourg) and SENA (Netherlands).

Employment

SOPROQ is not currently hiring. However, if you are interested in joining our team, feel free to send your resume and a cover letter to the email address below. We will contact you if a position meeting your qualifications becomes available.

Send your resume to: info@soproq.org.