SOCAN is re-launching its in-person “Song Camp Mondays” initiative, whereby SOCAN members can apply to participate in a three-person, one-day writing session in the Sound Lounge at the SOCAN Toronto office.

Three applicants, who must be SOCAN members, will be selected by Toronto-based executives from our Membership Department’s Creative team, once a week, to come in for a co-writing session. SOCAN members can apply now. Submissions are open to all SOCAN songwriter members, regardless of musical genre, skill level, geographical location, or whether the applicant has a publisher or not.

“Song Camp Mondays” are designed to help Canadian songwriters build their relationships, gain experience collaborating, and advance their craft by bringing the song camp experience to as many SOCAN writers as possible.

“Song Camp Mondays” will take place weekly at SOCAN’s Toronto office, starting April 17, 2023. Each session will run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Sound Lounge. There will be a break for lunch at 1:00 p.m., which includes a brief “SOCAN 101” session to explain how to register the song, and other ways to get paid. The Sound Lounge is well equipped with gear, but participants will bring their own instrument(s) and gear of choice for songwriting.

Participating songwriters must be willing to split ownership of the newly created song in equal shares – regardless of the individual parties’ contributions to the final work. They must also be prepared to work collaboratively and co-operatively, and come into the session with an open mind, willing to work with their two co-writers regardless of genre and skill level. Of course, if participants are enjoying the co-writing process, they’re free to continue the co-writing relationship after the session.

SOCAN members can apply only once for “Song Camp Mondays” in any given calendar year, and their applications will be retained on file, to be randomly chosen to participate at any point in the future.

Please note that SOCAN will not provide any payment for travel or lodgings to successful applicants for “Song Camp Mondays.”