A songwriter’s songwriter discusses his process
On songwriting, and women in country music
World Music Album of the Year winner
All News »
An interview with Louis Carrière, professional booking agent
How she co-chooses music for the popular Québec TV talk show
“Music is the most empathetic way to change minds”
All Features »
How to prevent your instruments from being stolen
What you need to do, and how to do it
How to get paid when your music’s played onscreen
All Sound Advice »
Currently lobbying government on several key issues
Adapting to constant, disruptive technological shifts
De nombreux changements et innovations
All From the Top »
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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
An interview with Louis Carrière, professional booking agen...
Nine co-writes created at SOCAN Song Camps launched as singl...
What makes it such a hothouse for music?
Through networking, hustling, hard work
Talking music on a homemade aircraft simulator
Seventeen SOCAN members leave their comfort zones, reveal th...
A portrait of Québec’s powerhouse blues exports
It can disrupt creation, but improve royalty tracking
Festival de musique émergente in Abitibi-Témiscamingue pul...
Catherine MacLellan, Tara MacLean didn’t have to tour fest...
Selections underscore musical diversity
100% female show will rock the FrancoFolies
Festival, new film shine a light on hidden Vancouver sub-cul...
Different locations, different strategies
In Paris, L.A., Nashville, SOCAN helps its members move forw...
Artists to watch for this year
Starting Conversation, Advocating For Change
Setting up song placements, co-writes, contacts
Growth of the scene, challenges still ahead
A Marriage of Convenience?
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