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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
Sister duo brings something new to hip-hop
And Eminem, P!nk, Pitbull...
Surprising partnership produced “Haïku”
With solo violin project of contemporary classical music
#ComposersWhoScore get together as “Hooded Ones”
And authentic Ethiopian influences
Two Montréal songwriters journey to the top
“This album exists in large part thanks to SOCAN”
Dynamic duo co-writes songs, cues, for diverse sketch comedy...
He explores new paths on “Chemin sauvage”
Co-writing with Motown’s Lamont Dozier, The Rascals’ Fe...
A rare conversation with main songwriter Jean-François Pauz...
“Folk’s pretty metaphors are dead”
“It’s the first of my albums that I listen to for my own...
This jigsaw puzzle is constantly re-inventing its pieces
In a warm, personal, DIY project
Prolific award-winner creates witty works
Serving the artist, where “less is more”
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