Words & Music is pleased to extend its helpful “how-to” series for our members, “The Breakdown,” into the realm of short, question-and-answer videos.

In this episode, former SOCAN A&R Representative Racquel Villagante talks with Shane Gill, the Head of  Music for Opposition, BBTV’s music division, which has built a name in the music industry working with clients Lyrical Lemonade, 21 Savage, Juice WRLD and more. Opposition helps music artists to succeed on their own terms, by growing their fanbases, mastering digital streaming, and monetizing their content. Opposition is uniquely positioned in the digital space, having access to BBTV’s massive video network, reach, scale, engagement, diverse range of content owners and digital influencers, and multiple revenue opportunities.

Our question this time is, “How do I get signed to a label?”



Words & Music is pleased to extend its helpful “how-to” series for our members, “The Breakdown,” into the realm of short, question-and-answer videos.

 In this episode, former SOCAN A&R Representative Racquel Villagante talks with Shane Gill, the Head of  Music for Opposition, BBTV’s music division, which has built a name in the music industry working with clients Lyrical Lemonade, 21 Savage, Juice WRLD and more. Opposition helps music artists to succeed on their own terms, by growing their fanbases, mastering digital streaming, and monetizing their content.

Our question this time is, “How do I better engage audiences during the pandemic?”



Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. has donated $4,000 to the SOCAN Foundation to support the grants, awards and programs offered by the foundation to musicians.

“Of course, we were pleased to see so many SOCAN member musicians protect their valuable instruments online using our musical instrument insurance website,” said David Hamilton, President and CEO of Front Row Insurance. “However, we’re even more pleased to be able to make this donation to SOCAN Foundation now, given this is a challenging time for the music industry.”

“This generous gift from Front Row Insurance empowers SOCAN Foundation to foster Canadian music and its creation,” said Charlie Wall-Andrews, Executive Director of SOCAN Foundation.

Front Row’s online insurance for musical instruments is a good option for insuring musical instruments of all types, including studio equipment. Policies are available online in five minutes, 24/7, currently starting at $73 (subject to change), and cover theft, fire, and breakage, including while on an aircraft.

Note: Currently, Québec residents must purchase offline. Canadian residents can get a quote and purchase a policy online in just a few minutes, at https://musicians.frontrowinsurance.com.