First Canadian female singer to receive the designation
Current head of legal services Gilles Daigle to retire at year-end
To co-writers Hill Kourkoutis, Jules, Krista Gonzales
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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
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
From landscaper to music shaper
Production/library music publisher and label sign global dea...
Providing expert, major-label guidance to independent artist...
His passion for music is strong as ever
Working an organically created catalogue
Ian Chai’s noisy music label breaks out globally
Robert Ott, Chris Taylor discuss new deal
SOCAN licensee helps build their careers internationally
Their music is both meticulous and stripped-down
Channeling artistic expression in different ways
Harmonica player alternates stage and screen
“Love what you do and love who you do it with.”
Julien Bidar and Yann Beauregard-Lemay’s vision bears frui...
Making a different kind of “party” album
Though his biggest hits started from scratch, alone
Digital age post-rap
Twenty years of Francophone music discovery
Renaissance man of Canadian blues still on an unstoppable ro...
Rouge Pompier member does things his way
Electronic producers also a band
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