Looking back on the journey so far
Their “Vintage à l’os” single turned out to be a happy reunion
Hyped by Tiestö, Hardwell, David Guetta, two Montréalers go international
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Improving your chances to play live
How to approach music supervisors with your seasonal – or any other – songs
A dozen ways to help you move forward
All Sound Advice »
Currently lobbying government on several key issues
Adapting to constant, disruptive technological shifts
De nombreux changements et innovations
All From the Top »
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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
Creating safety net for independent Canadian music community
And why it’s so important
Don't talk down to them
"Pay your fellow musicians and crew more than you yourself a...
"Always be honest with yourself about your feelings."
A secret weapon for success on the world stage
"What you do has to mesh with the director's story."
"Always serve the song."
"Always strive for originality."
Royalties are considered self-employed business income
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.
“Many musicians have unrealistic notions about how their c...
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.
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