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Taking stock before moving on
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Words + Music is the online magazine of SOCAN, the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada. Just as SOCAN was formed in 1990 by the merger of its predecessor Canadian performing rights organizations PROCAN and CAPAC, their separate magazines merged in 1994 to form Words + Music. Our mission is to provide interesting, high-quality content about the increasingly exciting and
Cultivating a firmly rooted sound
Switching instruments creates a songwriting metamorphosis
Nov. 22, 2019, in Toronto
Singer-songwriter finds relief in creativity, connection
The metalcore band launches its fourth album
SOCAN Songwriting Prize 2019 winners discusses their process
SOCAN Songwriting Prize 2019 winners visit our Toronto offic...
Experimental band lands on Polaris Music Prize Short List
It’s all about the energy of what they create
How to diversify without becoming scattered
Degree of self-possession belies their age
Spontaneously creating her second album, Outro
Search becomes a song, a film theme, a CBC documentary
Young band also challenges dismissive sound people
“Sweet and chill moments, with weirder times… That’s l...
Backstage with Female Singer of the Year
Inspired by what The Clash did in 1982
Standing apart on the Québec music scene
Family band’s teen sons garage-rock the house
Meg Remy leads listeners to difficult subjects with alluring...
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