TorontoCast, and the stations it hosts, are fully licensed by The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, known simply as SOCAN. Torontocast is responsible for all legal, financial and technical aspects of its broadcast services under its agreements with SOCAN.
Vinyl Voyage Radio is a non-profit program. You will not hear ads on this station for which any compensation was given. We pay a monthly fee to TorontoCast to help cover licensing and royalty payments to SOCAN.
SOCAN has deals with all the major rights organizations in the world, so our stream is legal and artists and composers are compensated, even if the artists aren't Canadian.
From the SOCAN website:
A SOCAN licence gives you permission to use copyright-protected musical works from anywhere around the world. Through agreements with international performing rights organizations, SOCAN issues licences for all music used in public by businesses in Canada, no matter to which society the creators belong. SOCAN then transfers the corresponding monies to the appropriate society, and vice versa.