Dynamic duo talk songwriting, “Sellout,” and keepin’ it real
“The right of composers to be compensated fairly must be protected”
More than $150,000 USD in cash and prizes to be won
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And Eminem, P!nk, Pitbull...
Surprising partnership produced “Haïku”
With solo violin project of contemporary classical music
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Tips from Front Row Insurance
From Serena Ryder, Laurence Nerbonne, Kardinal Offishall, and more
How you get paid when someone mechanically reproduces your music
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Currently lobbying government on several key issues
Adapting to constant, disruptive technological shifts
De nombreux changements et innovations
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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
Watch exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage with SOCAN members!
Champion of creators’ rights truly deserves recognition
She also wins Popular Music Award, for “Prémonition”
“E Uassiuian” is first SOCAN Classic awarded to a First ...
For mega-hit “Fille de personne II”
For “Isabelle,” “Cookie,” and “1990”
“Je ne suis qu’une chanson” receives Cultural Impact A...
Winner of Publisher Award at 30th SOCAN Awards in Montréal
Winners of Country, Hip-Hop/Rap Awards at 30th SOCAN Awards ...
Screen Composers of the Year at 2019 Montréal SOCAN Awards
On studying at Berklee, his tone, and “playing ignorant”
On creating songs without lyrics, and leaving no footprints
Producer duo to receive International Award at 30th SOCAN Aw...
“Ici et ailleurs” to receive a Popular Music Award at 30...
Confronting the ruthless, hungry spirit of “Windigo”
“Soul pleureur” to become 1st hip-hop Classic at 30th SO...
The song will receive one of the Popular Music Awards at the...
Winner of Hagood Hardy Award (World Music) at the 30th SOCAN...
SOCAN Songwriting Prize 2019 winners discusses their process
On the current state of Indigenous music in Canada
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