How-To Articles/Sound Advice


Back to School: Tips on songwriting, touring, and your career

From Serena Ryder, Laurence Nerbonne, Kardinal Offishall, an...

The Breakdown: Mechanical Royalties

How you get paid when someone mechanically reproduces your m...

Sound Advice: Tips and tricks to guard your gear

How to prevent your instruments from being stolen

Working on scores for Justice League, Fifty Shades Darker, The Grinch

Mikel Hurwitz: Inspired by Welsman, learning from Elfman, sh...

The Breakdown: Getting Paid via SOCAN for Live Performances

What you need to do, and how to do it

Sound Advice – The Breakdown: Cue Sheets

How to get paid when your music’s played onscreen

Sound Advice – The Breakdown: Copyright

What is it? What do you need to know about it?

Sound Advice: Writing Funding Grants (or Hiring Someone to Write Them)

How to increase your chances of applying successfully

Sound Advice: A Rose isn’t a Rös, nor a Rose Jr.

Securing Your Band Name

Sound Advice: Get on to my cloud

Fleshing out your song with SoundBetter, Tunedly

SOCAN member who needs funding? Try the SOCAN Foundation!

Financial aid to help you travel, develop professionally

Sound Advice: “How Do I Apply For Funding?” – Part Two

A practical guide to various funding options available to mu...

Sound Advice: “How do I apply for funding?” – Part One

A submission guide for a sampling of available music grants

How did the song happen?: “First Time”

Jenson Vaughan’s co-write earns more than 250 million stre...

Sound Advice: “How do I get booked?”

Improving your chances to play live

Sound Advice: Maylee Todd’s Indie Musician Toolkit

A dozen ways to help you move forward

“How I did it”: Rachael Kennedy

Developing skills, collaborating, networking, making the lea...

Sound Advice: Music Industry Guru Bob Lefsetz on “How to Promote”

Building your career from the ground up in 2017

“How I did it”: Laurell

Seven steps that can help on the road to professional songwr...

Sound Advice: Health insurance benefits for SOCAN members

The Arts & Entertainment Plan® of the Actra Fraternal Benef...