Legendary artist, song, both celebrated at 2019 East Coast Music Awards
His year, current work, creative process
Pop Music Winner previews next single
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…and syncing the sound of Québec pop to the rest of the world
“Speaking French is a choice we make on a daily basis”
SOCAN Songwriting Prize 2017 winners come storming back
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How to prevent your instruments from being stolen
What you need to do, and how to do it
How to get paid when your music’s played onscreen
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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
Inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame
A songwriter’s songwriter discusses his process
World Music Album of the Year winner
Taking tips from Neil Young, Willie Nelson
On his creative process, and plans for 2019
At SOCAN Awards in Toronto, April 1, 2019
One more accomplishment for fast-rising roots star
Duo earns surprising nod in Adult Contemporary category
On record, on screen, on tour, it’s all moving higher
Effect of fatherhood, value of vulnerability
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
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