Both “Empire” and “Je décolle” hit the top spot on the charts
High School promises to be a unique coming-of-age story
Honour to be presented at 2019 SOCAN Awards in Toronto
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Also runs music library, composes for others
Nine co-writes created at SOCAN Song Camps launched as singles
By the songwriter’s side, for the last 20 years
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How to get paid when your music’s played onscreen
What is it? What do you need to know about it?
How to increase your chances of applying successfully
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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
On record, on screen, on tour, it’s all moving higher
Mo Kenney, David Myles, Maxim Cormier win two awards each
Winning song in 2018 SOCAN Songwriting Prize
Plus two others; Fortunate Ones also win three awards
A ‘90s rock vibe album, then more focus on songwriting
SOCAN Songwriting Prize 2018 winners collect $10,000, prizes...
What makes it such a hothouse for music?
Singer-songwriter’s work aims for universal truths
Talking music on a homemade aircraft simulator
SOCAN hosts two-day Song House workshop, presents Songwriter...
How she created a Nova Scotia hip-hop licensing platform
Heather Rankin will perform it at 2018 East Coast Music Awar...
Gordie Sampson Songcamp leads to working with Classified
Catherine MacLellan, Tara MacLean didn’t have to tour fest...
From band member, to session violinist, to reluctant recordi...
Selections underscore musical diversity
Helping musicians in the province to further their careers
Emerging acts in folk, pop-punk, and R&B
Solo singer-songwriters combine forces in new trio
Husband and father returns to music, full-time
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