For her “Hanging on a Line,” their “Better Days”
Spirit of the West singer-songwriter passes away at 57
Shawn Mendes, Daniel Caesar, Michael Bublé, Jessie Reyez also honoured
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“This album exists in large part thanks to SOCAN”
Making music without any fear
“Rock ’n’ roll is all about feeling and emotion”
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From Serena Ryder, Laurence Nerbonne, Kardinal Offishall, and more
How you get paid when someone mechanically reproduces your music
How to prevent your instruments from being stolen
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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
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
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When a song isn’t working, leave it alone.
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never leave a song until it's done.
write from the heart and bring some soul.
Be accommodating and collaborative
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Canadian publishers chase foreign royalties, and vice versa
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