SOCAN is pleased and proud to announce that we’ve partnered with The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) to launch the inaugural CCMA Song Camp, scheduled for Jan. 27 to Feb. 2, 2019 in Gaspar Hernández, Dominican Republic. The week-long camp will bring together 16 established country music songwriters and producers, with the goal of creating a broad collection of radio-ready songs.

Sun, sand, and country music offers the perfect combination for a week in the Caribbean. Spending seven days off the grid at the CCMA Song Camp aims to provide participants the opportunity to break free from their day-to-day routines and distractions, offering them the freedom to channel their creative outlets, and granting them access to unique collaborative experiences they might not otherwise have.

“SOCAN has long believed in the creative and collaborative culture that song camps foster, and we’re thrilled to be working with the CCMA on their first Country Music Song Camp,” says SOCAN Directpor, A&R, Rodney Murphy. “Our collective passion to support the Canadian music community, and provide resources for songwriters to develop their craft, made this partnership a natural evolution.”

Each morning, the curated group of writers and producers will receive a briefing, and then assemble into assigned groups, each of which includes three or four writers and one producer. New groups will be assigned each day, and each group will spend the day (from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., with breaks for meals) collaborating to develop new songs. Every evening will culminate with a late-night showcase, providing the groups a chance to share their favourite songs created in that day’s sessions.

The CCMA Song Camp boasts a roster of some of Canada’s top country talent. Those attending include:

Kelly Archer
Patricia Conroy
Dan Davidson
Lindsay Ell
Andrew Hyatt
Meghan Patrick
MacKenzie Porter
Deric Ruttan
Ben Stennis (BMI)

Blake Bollinger (ASCAP)
Jeff Johnson
Karen Kosowski
Colin Munroe
Dave “Dwave” Thomson

SOCAN looks forward to all of the inspired creativity, fresh songs, and new working relationships that we expect to develop at the CCMA Song Camp.