For her “Hanging on a Line,” their “Better Days”
Spirit of the West singer-songwriter passes away at 57
Shawn Mendes, Daniel Caesar, Michael Bublé, Jessie Reyez also honoured
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“This album exists in large part thanks to SOCAN”
Making music without any fear
“Rock ’n’ roll is all about feeling and emotion”
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From Serena Ryder, Laurence Nerbonne, Kardinal Offishall, and more
How you get paid when someone mechanically reproduces your music
How to prevent your instruments from being stolen
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Currently lobbying government on several key issues
Adapting to constant, disruptive technological shifts
De nombreux changements et innovations
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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
She sings about love and death with stunning poetry
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Heartbreak at the heart of the cult band’s reunion
A dozen ways to help you move forward
Jan V. Matejcek Award winner fascinated by obsolete technolo...
Tamara Lindeman gets more assertive, earning rave reviews
“I will no longer try to justify the style I choose”
In the Spotlight: Tommy Genesis
Hardworking singer-songwriter challenges, surprises herself
These Hay Babies had to fly solo to release their creative o...
His school of music? Touring, the road and the stage
In search of the perfect song
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But she’s still confused about exactly who she is
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Emerging acts in folk, pop-punk, and R&B
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