SOCAN’s video series, The Pros, finds leaders in their musical fields sharing some of the information they’ve learned while creating significant work in their careers.

Screen composer Rob Carli has won five SOCAN Awards for his work on Murdoch Mysteries, a Canadian program that’s run for a remarkable 15 seasons, and been broadcast all around the world. Carli has won five Gemini Awards and four Canadian Screen Awards. He’s scored four seasons of Wynonna Earp for the SyFy channel, and four seasons of Frankie Drake Mysteries for CBC. He’s also created the music for the Netflix Miniseries Tokyo Trial, Global TV’s critically-acclaimed medical drama Remedy, CBC’s police drama Cracked, and George A. Romero’s zombie movie Survival of the Dead.

Here, Carli explains why screen composing is a great career if you enjoy writing music for all kinds of different projects, and points to an organization that can help.

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Click on the image to watch our interview with Robert Carli

Singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo will induct Alanis Morissette into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, at the organization’s Gala, on Sept. 24, 2022, at Massey Hall in Toronto. The occasion will mark the first time Rodrigo will reunite with Morissette since the pair graced the cover of Rolling Stone (Oct 2021), and surprised concert fans in Los Angeles with a duet of “You Oughta Know” in May of 2022. As one of today’s most definitive pop artists, Rodrigo has accredited Morissette for inspiring and shaping her songwriting craft.

As part of the tribute, JUNO-winning artist for Songwriter of the Year Alessia Cara will perform in honour of the generational trailblazer, who knocked down the door for unabashed female singer-songwriters. Rodrigo and Cara share in common the title of Grammy-winning Best New Artist (Rodrigo in 2022, and Cara in 2018), as well as their outspoken affinity for Morissette, an icon who paved the way. JUNO-winning 2021 Breakthrough Artist of the Year, JP Saxe, best known for his five-times Platinum smash hit “If the World Was Ending,” will also be performing, alongside previously announced artist Ruby Waters, in the Morissette tribute.

This rounds out a cavalcade of star power to honour this year’s inductees: Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance, Alanis Morissette, David Foster, and Daniel Lavoie. (Murray McLauchlan recently celebrated his induction at the 2022 Mariposa Folk Festival in July.) Previously announced performers include Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger and Ryan Peake, Corey Hart, Jessie Reyez, Charlotte Cardin, Serena Ryder, Deborah Cox, Chicago’s Neil Donell, Pierre Lapointe, Maurice Moore, Bobby Bazini, Clerel, Bruno Pelletier, and Marie-Mai, who’ll also host the Gala, broadcast by SiriusXM.

The show is almost sold out, but a limited number of tickets are still available here. For a full list of performers and special appearances, click here.

SOCAN’s Virtual Song Camp Mondays offer a full-day co-writing session connecting three SOCAN members at a time, bringing together participants from around the world. In our video interview series, “We Met on a Monday,” these co-writers tell the stories of those SOCAN-facilitated collaborations.

In this edition, AVIV, Emily Reid, and Quin discuss working together in a Virtual Song Camp Monday session – facilitated by SOCAN Creative Executive Houtan Hodania – to co-write “Disposable Friends,” a song featured on AVIV’s current EP, Drowning in the Culture. “I love how this song turned out,” says AVIV.

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