“Cooking Beats” highlights SOCAN-sponsored conference
Spirit of the West song honoured at BreakOut West 2018
During post-meeting reception honouring their success in 2018
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“I dig up what we don’t see in people”
Montréal producer offers a peek at her diary
A ‘90s rock vibe album, then more focus on songwriting
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How to increase your chances of applying successfully
Peak experiences at 2018 SOCAN Song Camp
Securing Your Band Name
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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
Touring with stars, topping charts, co-writing No. 1 hits
Québec traditional band rescues songs from oblivion, irresi...
“I want women to stand up and impose their puissance”
But reveals a dark side on wise, gentle sophomore album
Freewheeling trio improvises around the clock for new album
“I think I still have enough material for a whole life's w...
From band member, to session violinist, to reluctant recordi...
Selections underscore musical diversity
With its “farmer punk” music, Carotté reaps what it sow...
Moment of truth for the Midas-touch artist
Solo singer-songwriters combine forces in new trio
Husband and father returns to music, full-time
Stories of the songs from the man and his collaborators
His musical legacy springs forward on accomplished, serene n...
A highly creative mother-daughter team
Co-writing in Nashville, releasing a songbook, advocating fo...
Triple-threat digs deep into roots of emotion
“I want my music to defy trends and be timeless”
North by South pays tribute to Canadian songwriters
As he gets a career boost from Johnny Reid
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