At Canadian Music Week (CMW) 2019, SOCAN will present its ever-popular “Cooking Beats” panel with one of Canada’s hottest beat-makers, Jazz Cartier producer Lantz, to be held at in Sheraton Centre Toronto on Thursday, May 9, from 3:25 to 5:00 p.m.

Lantz’s production style is self-described as “cinematic trap music,” composed of melodic synths, hard-hitting drums, and bending baselines. His work with Jazz Cartier has made the Polaris Music Prize long list twice, in 2015 for Marauding in Paradise, and 2016 for Hotel Paranoia. The latter album earned a JUNO Award for Rap Recording of the Year in 2017.

In a conversation with SOCAN’s Aidan D’Aoust, Lantz will show CMW delegates how he crafts a killer beat. Whether you’re an aspiring beat-maker, or an industry professional who wonders how beats are made, this session will pull back the curtain and show you why Canadian beat-makers are among the best in the world. Ever wonder where the ideas for beats come from? How to create a beat? What software you can use? What are the stages of growth of a beat? How do you use, or re-create, samples? And once you’ve a finished beat, how do you shop it? How do top-liners write over the beat? The “Cooking Beats” panel will answer these questions, and whatever else you want to ask about the art and craft of beat-making.

SOCAN will also participate in six other panels at CMW 2019, all at the Sheraton, as follows:

Thursday, May 9 – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
“The State of the Global Music Industry”
Osgoode Ballroom East
SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste participates

Thursday, May 9 – 4:15 to 5:00 p.m.
Global Music Landscape: Getting Discovered, Played and Paid
Osgoode Ballroom West
SOCAN Vice President, International Relations, Catharine Saxberg participates

Friday, May 10 – 3:55 to 5:30 p.m.
Pitch & Get Paid: How to Get Investors to Cut You a Cheque
Sheraton Ballroom C
SOCAN sponsors this pitch competition

Saturday, May 11 – 10:50 to 11:35 a.m.
Inclusivity, Equity and Diversity in the Context of a Music City- How are we faring?
Sheraton Ballroom A/B
Moderated by SOCAN Foundation Executive Director Charlie Wall-Andrews

Saturday, May 11 – 10:50 to 11:35 a.m.
Fair Pay for Creators in a Fair Trade World
Osgoode Ballroom West
Eddie Schwartz, SOCAN Nashville representative, participates
SOCAN Foundation Vice-President Martine Groulx

Saturday May 11 – 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.
Greenlighting: The Risks, Rewards and Gut Instincts of Signing Artists
Osgoode Ballroom East
SOCAN Chief Membership & Business Development Officer Michael McCarty is interviewed by Bob Lefsetz

Additionally, at the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards, on Thursday, May 9, at Rebel Entertainment Complex, Michael McCarty will be inducted into the awards’ Hall of Fame, and Eddie Schwartz will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

SOCAN members will receive significant discounts off of regular registration rates for the VIP Conference and Three-Day Conference. Just message us at to get a code for 30% off. Already bought your pass? No problem, e-mail us and you can still get the credit on a previously purchased pass.

Come see us at the SOCAN booth in the exhibition area outside the ballrooms, on Thursday and Friday, May 9 and 10.