It now appears that SOCAN is " strong-arming " Clubs in the London, Ontario area trying to get "Royalty Payments" out of said Clubs for music performed either by Bands, or DJs. One Club has been hit with a $6000.00 dollar bill. Socan has achieved permission from the Canadian Government to enter said Clubs, and seize their books to achieve a " number " for payment. It doent matter that only 45 people attended a Dance at said Club, the Club is being billed for their MAXIMUM capacity regardless of the population at said Dance. I consider this a direct attack on ALL performing Musicians who are trying to feed their Families, and just survive!! Artists make money from thier songs from sales of CDs that sometimes THEY support, and pay ALL associated costs to produce said CD. I hope that ANY money that SOCAN " strong-arms " from said Clubs DOESNT go to some SOCAN Executives POCKET as a SALARY !!! I can see in the not too far future that Bars will stop having ANY Bands, or DJs due to this draconian activity by SOCAN. This "strong-arm" activity will also apply to " Open Mic" nights, So my fellow Musicians....BEWARE! DO NOT participate in this attempt by SOCAN to end our activities !!! Write letters!!! REAM your local MPPs ass !!! Tell SOCAN we will not be held liable for tunes we've been playing already for YEARS !!!!!