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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
Currently lobbying government on several key issues
Adapting to constant, disruptive technological shifts
De nombreux changements et innovations
All From the Top »
What are the differences?
How it works, from a copyright perspective
Pierre Lapointe, Souldia, Lisa LeBlanc, Jean-Michel Blais et Hubert Lenoir s’ouvrent sur leurs motivations
All Sound Advice »
All releasing new music for first time in a decade
Izuku, Joseph Sarenhes, Sloan Lucas, Guessmi, Chung reveal themselves
Co-write with The Reklaws lands her in the fast lane
All Features »
Yannick Nézet-Séguin earns two Grammies; Drake, Bublé, Snarky Puppy win one each
Culture awards event runs April 1 at Théâtre Maisonneuve in Montréal
Extending everyday coverage
All News »
Our Contributors’ Top 10 Songs by SOCAN members
Worked in film, dance, theatre, musical performance, art ins...
Up from 50 years, as of Dec. 30, 2022
Focused on members who score for TV, film, videogames, multi...
Member of Order of Canada, served on SOCAN’s Board of Dire...
They win for Album of the Year – World Music
Gala alternatif de la musique indépendante du Québec crown...
Meetings with music publishers also took place
“Supergroup” wins Félix for Album of the Year – Rock
For chart-topping songs from 2021 and 2022
Parliamentary reception hosts Minister of Canadian Heritage,...
While maintaining mental health
Five emerging music creators win $5,000 each; five more are ...
Claude Cobra shares stories of some songs on fourth album
He's satisfied sharing stories, sounds of his heritage
Band wins first Félix, for Album of the Year—Other langua...
From existing TV & Cable licensing collection pools
The band wins its 20th and 21st Félix Awards
Hers is first rap LP to win Anglophone Album of the Year
He wins Instrumental Album of the Year
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