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Words + Music is the online magazine of SOCAN, the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada. Just as SOCAN was formed in 1990 by the merger of its predecessor Canadian performing rights organizations PROCAN and CAPAC, their separate magazines merged in 1994 to form Words + Music. Our mission is to provide interesting, high-quality content about the increasingly exciting and
"It’s always going to be different"
Helping emerging musicians get exposed, networked, educated,...
“This album exists in large part thanks to SOCAN”
Making music without any fear
“Rock ’n’ roll is all about feeling and emotion”
Dynamic duo co-writes songs, cues, for diverse sketch comedy...
Documenting the messy world of romantic relationships
Montréal band presents “A Blemish in the Great Light”
He explores new paths on “Chemin sauvage”
Co-writing with Motown’s Lamont Dozier, The Rascals’ Fe...
A rare conversation with main songwriter Jean-François Pauz...
Write, Record and Produce from Anywhere
Working on his craft through the ups and downs
“Folk’s pretty metaphors are dead”
“It’s the first of my albums that I listen to for my own...
“I want to be guided by simplicity and pleasure”
This jigsaw puzzle is constantly re-inventing its pieces
In a warm, personal, DIY project
From Newfoundland to Nashville
Prolific award-winner creates witty works
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