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Former CEO Robert Ott continues to serve as advisor
SOCAN launches redesigned app
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Soulful singer-songwriter on an incredible winning streak
On record, on screen, on tour, it’s all moving higher
Innu artist offers his raw, uninhibited writing style
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How to get paid when your music’s played onscreen
What is it? What do you need to know about it?
How to increase your chances of applying successfully
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Currently lobbying government on several key issues
Adapting to constant, disruptive technological shifts
De nombreux changements et innovations
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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
New album Raw Footage created in Paris, L.A., Montréal
Exploring tension, unifying disparate recordings
Band launches ninth album, just shy of 30th anniversary
With Felt album, Montréal quartet takes a new turn
Fueled by first-person songs of experience
A radical sonic leap forward
SOCAN holds “surprise” presentation to honour song
After 35 years and thousands of shows worldwide, Voivod is i...
Pakistani-Canadian blends punk, rap, rock, world music
Rock ‘n’ roll duo contrasts starkly with current musical...
From rock to metal to country, and more
Working to the beat of a different drum – for now
Songwriting in a six-headed hardcore band
Singing without shame or embarasment
Rody Walker: “Progressive music doesn’t have to be diffi...
In some bands, once each member establishes their role in th...
Vancouver garage-rock duo The Pack A.D. have one rule of son...
Number One, never tour Canada in the winter. Don’t do it.
Hard-touring duo always split songwriting credits 50-50
Noisy rockers aim to make their music very direct
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