SOCAN was pleased and proud to present an info session during an online music industry workshop for Indigenous youth on July 15, 2021, as part of the National Arts Centre’s AIR (Artist-in-Residence) Summer Industry Sessions series.

SOCAN A&R Representative Houtan Hodania explained how to sign up with SOCAN, the importance of becoming a member, and the advantages of membership – including creative collaboration opportunities developed by our A&R team. Houdania spoke alongside Vel Omazic, Executive Director of Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI), and Alan Greyeyes, Artistic Director of  the sākihiwē festival.

The AIR Sessions is a free music workshop series for youth, curated by Manitoba singer-songwriter Ila Barker. Each session is led by Ila and a guest over Zoom, and participants and artists are both invited to share their own music, stories, and music business tips, in a fun and safe creative forum. Priority registration is given to Indigenous youth aged 13 to 25, though other participants are always welcome if space allows.