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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
Erin Costelo wins big with four trophies
Working on his craft through the ups and downs
On song camps, writing some good lines, and “Unreasonable ...
SOCAN-supported camp fosters songwriting in Nova Scotia
Newfoundland Pop/Americana duo on the way up
Becoming more confident in her songwriting
YAO walks away with three trophies
Legendary artist, song, both celebrated at 2019 East Coast M...
Workshop targets Atlantic Canadian songwriters
Vishtèn, East Pointers take home three trophies each
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...
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