CCS Rights Management held its first international song camp this summer, CCS Songworks 2019, co-sponsored by SOCAN, from July 1-5, 2019, at Jukasa Studios in Ohsweken, Ontario, on the Six Nations Reserve near Brantford.
A resounding success, CCS Songworks 2019 gathered 21 songwriters, producers, and artists from Canada, Denmark, England, and the U.S., including those represented by CCS, Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), Downtown Music Publishing, Demolition Music Publishing, GL Music, Warner Music Canada, Universal Music Denmark, Ultra Music Publishing, Big Machine, and Dine Alone Records.
The participants were:
- Shawn Hook (Ultra)
- Moody (Universal Denmark)
- Myles Castello (Warner Music Canada)
- Francesco Yates
- CARYS (Warner Music Canada)
- Dave Audé (Downtown Music Publishing)
- Gavin Brown (CCS)
- Liz Rodrigues (UMPG)
- Erik Alcock (UMPG)
- Drew North (Ultra)
- James Younger (CCS)
- Kasper Larsen (GL Music)
- Miller Blue
- Haven (Demolition Music Publishing)
Most of these participants had never worked together before, but their personalities meshed beautifully, and communications between the writers was seamless. Their creative output was pitched at a uniquely high caliber, and the co-creators proved just how extraordinary they are. They wrote 19 songs at the camp, and early indications are that more than half of them will be recorded, a very high percentage for a camp of this nature.
Additionally, every one of the writers is maintaining either a personal or professional relationship with at least one of the other writers since the camp ended, a fact of which CCS is especially proud.