Legendary artist, song, both celebrated at 2019 East Coast Music Awards
His year, current work, creative process
Pop Music Winner previews next single
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…and syncing the sound of Québec pop to the rest of the world
“Speaking French is a choice we make on a daily basis”
SOCAN Songwriting Prize 2017 winners come storming back
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How to prevent your instruments from being stolen
What you need to do, and how to do it
How to get paid when your music’s played onscreen
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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
"Pay your fellow musicians and crew more than you yourself a...
"Always be honest with yourself about your feelings."
"What you do has to mesh with the director's story."
"Always serve the song."
"Always strive for originality."
Rody Walker: “Progressive music doesn’t have to be diffi...
[Producer] Rick Hutt told me, ‘You’re going to get to wh...
Over-thinking will kill any song in half a second. Under-thi...
Try not to rhyme love with love more than once a song.
Number One, never tour Canada in the winter. Don’t do it.
if it were easy, everybody would be doing it
Quelques années plus tard, peut-être aurez-vous à ce mome...
When a song isn’t working, leave it alone.
never leave a song until it's done.
write from the heart and bring some soul.
Be accommodating and collaborative
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