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Taking stock before moving on
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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
Dynamic duo talk songwriting, “Sellout,” and keepin’ i...
And Eminem, P!nk, Pitbull...
December 7, 2019
Surprising partnership produced “Haïku”
Supporting health, economic justice, representation for LGBT...
December 5, 2019
November 27, 2019
And authentic Ethiopian influences
Two Montréal songwriters journey to the top
"It’s always going to be different"
Artist and pro songwriter talks about her process
For her “Hanging on a Line,” their “Better Days”
“This album exists in large part thanks to SOCAN”
To co-writers Hill Kourkoutis, Jules, Krista Gonzales
For “Pour commencer” and “Pourquoi t'es restée”
Documenting the messy world of romantic relationships
Montréal band presents “A Blemish in the Great Light”
He explores new paths on “Chemin sauvage”
For chart-toppers “Somebody’s Daughter,” “Do No Wron...
A rare conversation with main songwriter Jean-François Pauz...
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