Festivals

SOCAN members to showcase for screen music supervisors at 2017 Canadian Music Café

Popular event returns for ninth year at Toronto International Film Festival

September 8, 2017

Strong presence of SOCAN #ComposersWhoScore in movies at 2017 TIFF

Toronto International Film Festival highlights our screen scorers’ work

September 7, 2017

MaMA 2017: SOCAN members get special rate on pro passes

Gives access to all activities Oct. 18-20, 2017

September 1, 2017

Festival international de la chanson de Granby: sign up now!

SOCAN members have until April 4, 2017, to apply

March 24, 2017

Submit now for 2017 edition of JUNOfest

Signature event of JUNO Week

December 2, 2016

M for Montréal first Music Festival in Québec Licensed to Play with SOCAN

All 24 participating live music venues show their support for fair music licensing

November 14, 2016

SOCAN helps mentor Northern Ontario members in Canadian Songwriter Challenge

During 2016 Northern Lights Festival Boreal in Sudbury

July 13, 2016

Canadian Music Week receives second Licensed to Play designation

SOCAN co-sponsors first-ever Live Music Industry Awards

May 3, 2016

Samito wins SOCAN Award at 2016 Bourse RIDEAU

Will be featured in SOCAN showcase during Francofolies de Montréal

February 23, 2016

Apply now for Canadian Country Music Week 2016 Songwriters’ Series

Application deadline: February 26

February 16, 2016

Register now for contest and showcases at Granby song fest

SOCAN members can apply until April 1, 2016

February 2, 2016

Submissions open for 2016 CCMA Discovery Program

Country musicians can apply for career development

January 6, 2016

Submit now for 2016 JUNOfest

Selected artists perform during JUNO Week

December 9, 2015

Submit now for Canadian Blast at SXSW Festival 2016

Artists must meet export-ready criteria

October 15, 2015

Registration open for 2016 Francouvertes

SOCAN members have until Nov. 1, 2015, to apply

September 17, 2015

First Western Canadian festival to receive Licensed to Play designation

BreakOut West 2015 compensates music creators fairly for their work

September 15, 2015

Caroline Savoie wins Prix SOCAN at 2015 Granby International Song Festival

The Dieppe, NB, singer-songwriter wins $1,000 cash prize, moves on to finals

August 24, 2015

SOCAN members get 10% discount on registration for BreakOut West 2015

SOCAN sponsors entire event, and songwriter award at WCMAs 2015

August 20, 2015

Apply now for ole's inaugural "on the spot" country artist development program at CCMW 2015

Winner to receive up to $40,000 worth of publishing, recording, and YouTube management

August 17, 2015

Éric Charland wins SOCAN Award at 33rd Petite-Vallée song fest

SOCAN sponsors many workshops during event

July 20, 2015

CMW first major music fest Licensed To Play with SOCAN

More than 60 venues show support for music creators

April 28, 2015

Register now for 2015 Road to Stanfest Songwriters Music Camp

Instructors include Catherine MacLellan, Jon Landry, Thom Swift, Nathan Rogers

April 27, 2015

Top six finalists chosen in 2015 CCMA Discovery Program

Out of more than 170 applications

April 14, 2015

Registration open for Granby song fest showcases

SOCAN members can apply until April 17

March 6, 2015

SOCAN presents “Music in Film & TV” workshop at Kingston Canadian Film Festival

Emily Klassen, Richard Pell discuss their composing work

February 18, 2015

Granby Song Festival schedule, application period to change

Fest moves to August to attract more tourists

January 19, 2015

Submit now for MEG 2015

17th edition of renowned electronic music festival

January 15, 2015

SOCAN Film & TV members’ music on display at Sundance festival

Nine officially selected films scored or music-directed by our members

January 15, 2015

Submissions for 2015 BreakOut West Festival open Jan. 15

Also for Western Canadian Music and Industry Awards

January 14, 2015

Apply Now for Halifax Pop Explosion 2015

Showcase at one of Canada’s premier music festivals

December 17, 2014

Apply now for CMW 2015

Submission Deadline: Dec. 31, 2014

December 15, 2014

Cédric Vieno wins SOCAN Song of Year Award at Prix Music NB Awards

Les Hay Babies win Folk Recording of the Year

October 23, 2014

Still time to enter the 2015 Francouvertes competition

Registration period for major Francophone event ends Nov. 3, 2014

October 17, 2014

SOCAN presents Alexandre Poulin with No. 1 Song Award in Paris

Also participates in MaMA convention in the French capital

October 15, 2014

Register now for Canada Stand at 2015 jazzhead!

Deadline is Nov. 11, 2014

October 14, 2014

Vancouver festival melds Japanese and Canadian music

SOCAN member composers highlighted by VICO

October 14, 2014

Submit now for Canadian Blast at SXSW Festival 2015

Artists must meet export-ready criteria

October 8, 2014

Cafeïne, No Sinner win Culture Collide Contest

On their way to showcase in California

September 25, 2014

Charles Robert wins SOCAN $1,000 Best Song award at 2014 Granby Fest

SOCAN a major event partner again this year

September 15, 2014

Canadian Music Café returns for sixth year during TIFF

Lineup announced

August 18, 2014

Apply now for SOCAN-sponsored Canadian Blast showcase at 2014 CMJ

Application deadline is Aug. 15, 2014

July 29, 2014

SOCAN to participate in 46th annual Gala de la chanson de Caraquet

Presenting the $1,000 SOCAN Best Song Award

July 29, 2014

Submit now for SXSW Festival 2015

Submission Deadline: Oct. 15, 2014

July 24, 2014

Dans l’Shed duo wins SOCAN Best Song Award at 2014 Petite-Vallée song fest

SOCAN’s Joanne Pouliot and SOCAN member Vincent Vallières celebrate winners

July 9, 2014

Quebec band MOTEL 72 receives Swiss festival Jury Prize

Award presented by lyricist extraordinaire Luc Plamondon

June 18, 2014

Apply now for Canada House & Canadian Blast at 2014 Reeperbahn Festival

SOCAN-sponsored CIMA mission offers showcasing and non-showcasing packages

May 28, 2014

Jidé wins SOCAN Best Song Award at Le Tremplin festival

SOCAN also involved in copyright information workshops

May 21, 2014

Music publisher Jehan V. Valiquet to receive Christopher J. Reed Award

Ceremony to follow publisher/songwriter workshop

May 21, 2014

Register now for St-Tite Western Festival songwriting competition

SOCAN to present Best Song Award at hugely popular event

May 15, 2014

Ten songwriters/groups nominated for 2014 Félix Leclerc Songwriting Prize

Boulay Sisters and Salomé Leclerc listed for second year

May 14, 2014

Apply now for MaMA Parisian music festival

Two selected Francophone artists/groups will showcase

May 9, 2014

SOCAN to play major role in Le Tremplin festival

Stéphanie Falco to host copyright info session, sit on semi-finals jury

April 28, 2014

Register now for 2014 Road to Stanfest Songwriters Music Camp

With instructors Bruce Guthro, Chuck Brodsky, Kim Dunn, Nathan Rogers

April 3, 2014

SOCAN to co-present hip-hop showcase at SXSW 2014

Rich Kidd, Ghettosocks, others to perform

February 14, 2014

Apply now for 2014 Granby Song Festival

SOCAN among major sponsors

February 13, 2014

Apply now for 2014 A3C Hip-Hop festival

Atlanta event features more than 500 performances

February 11, 2014

Don’t miss SOCAN events at SXSW 2014

Canadian Blast BBQ & Showcase a festival highlight

February 7, 2014

SOCAN at MIDEM 2014

Canada Stand, Quebec Stand, Canadian Blast

January 22, 2014

Apply now for Halifax Pop Explosion 2014

Early-bird deadline Feb. 25; final deadline May 12

January 21, 2014

Reeperbahn 2013 benefits Canadian musicians, music companies

SOCAN-sponsored Canadian Blast initiative gets great results

January 20, 2014

Registration open for upcoming Petite-Vallée Song Festival

Vincent Vallières is spokesperson for 2014 edition

January 16, 2014

Rae Spoon, Escondido to play Sundance Music Café showcase

Jan. 17-24 in Park City, Utah

January 10, 2014

Only a few days left to submit “BIS de Nantes” showcase applications

Eligible artists must have released a Francophone album in the past 18 months

November 8, 2013

Register now for 2014 Syli d’Or World Music Competition

Deadline for registration is Dec. 15, 2013

October 16, 2013

Submit now for Canadian Blast at SXSW Festival 2014

Artists must meet export-ready criteria

October 4, 2013

SOCAN supports Canadian Blast at CMJ Music Marathon 2013

Presenting a wide musical cross-section of up-and-coming bands

September 30, 2013

Guillaume Cyr wins SOCAN Best Song Award at 2013 St-Tite Western Fest

$1,000 honour presented by Danny Boudreau

September 17, 2013

SOCAN co-sponsors Canadian Blast at 2013 Reeperbahn Fest in Germany

Sept. 25-28, 2013, in Hamburg

August 30, 2013

SOCAN co-sponsors Canadian Blast at 2013 BIGSOUND Fest in Australia

Sept. 10-13, 2013, in Brisbane

August 27, 2013

Michel Robichaud wins SOCAN Best Song Award at Festival de la chanson de St-Ambroise

$1,000 honour for his song “Vas-y”

August 21, 2013

SOCAN sponsors 2013 CCMW Songwriters' Café

Nominees announced for 2013 CCMAs

August 15, 2013

Submit now for SXSW Festival 2014

Deadline: Oct. 13, 2013

July 16, 2013

Lisa LeBlanc receives SOCAN Award at Saint-Quentin Country Music Gala

$1,000 Song of the Year honour

July 15, 2013

Philippe Brach honoured at 2013 Petite-Vallée Festival

Saguenay songwriter wins SOCAN Best Song Award

July 11, 2013

Apply now to showcase at TIFF's Festival Music House

Deadline: July 19, 2013

July 3, 2013

Apply now for CBGB 2013 Festival in New York City

Four-day celebration/showcase of music

June 26, 2013

Frédéric Labrie wins SOCAN Best Song Award at Le Tremplin competition

Véronique Bilodeau is the 2013 event’s top winner

May 22, 2013

Black Eyed Peas’ Keith Harris at SOCAN workshop during NXNE 2013

Learn from a master as he shares his creative process

May 17, 2013

Sound artist, performer and composer Nicolas Bernier wins Ars Electronica Award

Montrealer wins the Golden Nica honour

May 17, 2013

Submit now for Canadian Blast showcase series in L.A.

Artists applying must meet export-ready criteria

May 7, 2013

SOCAN members get 30% discount on NXNE 2013 Priority Pass

Conference takes place June 10-16 in Toronto

April 16, 2013

Francophone SOCAN Songwriting Prize concert set for June 12, 2013

SOCAN’s first-ever collaboration with the Montreal FrancoFolies festival

April 11, 2013

Act now to register through CIMA for upcoming international events

BigSound Down Under, Reeperbhan Festival, The Great Escape

April 1, 2013

Register now for Petite-Vallée Songwriting Camp

Two seven-day workshops taught by Marc Chabot

March 21, 2013

Registration open for Montreal’s OFF JAZZ festival 2013

Deadline: March 1, 2013

January 23, 2013

Apply now for NXNE 2013

To be held June 10-16, 2013

October 30, 2012

SOCAN supports Canadian Blast at CMJ Music Marathon 2012

Oct. 17 at Arlene's Grocery in NYC

September 25, 2012

Submit now for Canadian Blast at SXSW Festival 2013

Deadline : Nov. 17, 2012

September 25, 2012

Bédard receives SOCAN award at 2012 St. Tite Western Fest

$1,000 cash prize for “Ça fait longtemps”

September 18, 2012

Sonia Brochet wins SOCAN Award at St-Ambroise song fest

Receives $1,000 Best Song honours for "Une averse"

August 23, 2012

Submit now for SXSW Festival 2013

Deadline is Nov. 7, 2012

August 22, 2012

Laurence Hélie receives SOCAN Award at Saint-Quentin music fest

$1,000 Best Song Award for “Kérosène”

August 21, 2012

Gingras wins SOCAN Best Song Award at Petite-Vallée fest

Singer-songwriter from Rouyn-Noranda receives $1,000 prize

July 9, 2012

Marie-Claire Cronier receives SOCAN Award at 2012 Ontario POP

Wins $1,000 best song honour for “Le carrosse dans le fossé”

June 28, 2012

SOCAN connects with members at NXNE 2012

SOCAN once again participated in a handful of events and activities at the 2012 edition of the North by Northeast Music

June 25, 2012

SOCAN at Dédé Fortin Festival

Mordicus wins $3,000 prize

June 21, 2012

Marie-Pierre Arthur wins 2012 Félix Leclerc Award

Receives honour on June 9, 2012, as part of the FrancoFolies de Montréal fest

June 18, 2012

Alexandre Poulin receives Swiss award

Honoured with Guy Bel Best Male Songwriter Award

June 18, 2012

SOCAN at NXNE 2012

SOCAN will once again participate in a handful of events and activities at the 2012 edition of the North by Northeast Music, Interactive and Film Festival and Conference, which takes place June 11

June 13, 2012

Nominees announced for 2012 WCMAs

After a record-breaking number of award submissions, the folllowing nominees have been announced for the  SOCAN-sponsored Songwriter of the Year honours at the 2012 Western Canadian Music Awards (

June 13, 2012

Héra Ménard wins SOCAN award at Tremplin de Dégelis 2012

SOCAN recently took part in the 13th annual Tremplin de Dégelis, the southern Quebec music and comedy festival held May 16-20, 2012.

May 28, 2012