Video: SOCAN talks to JUNO 2015 nominee Bobby Bazini

On his nominations and his participation in songwriting circles in Nashville and L.A

March 6, 2015

Registration open for Granby song fest showcases

SOCAN members can apply until April 17

March 6, 2015

Video: SOCAN talks to nominees and winners in 2015 Canadian Screen Awards

Rob Carli on his winning score, film composing challenges, and SOCAN

March 6, 2015

SOCAN member discount for two CMW 2015 events

Save 50% on Global Creators Summit, 30% on Music Summit

March 5, 2015

Video: SOCAN talks to nominees for 2015 JUNO Awards

Sultans of String on their nomination, working with an orchestra, and their pre-JUNO schedule

March 5, 2015

Apply now for Canadian Country Music Week 2015 Songwriters’ Series

Application deadline: March 20

March 4, 2015

Parmjit Sarai, Manjeet Ral co-write wins Best Original Song at Canadian Screen Awards

For “Dal Makhani”

March 2, 2015

Video: CSHF inducts two songs through Covered Classics series

Alejandra Ribera covers Canadian-penned “Mommy Daddy,” “Put Your Dreams Away (for Another Day)”

March 2, 2015

Video: SOCAN/CMPA reception celebrates 2015 Canadian Screen Awards music category nominees

Including early gala winners Rob Carli, John Welsman

February 27, 2015

Three SOCAN members win Canadian Screen Awards for TV work

John Welsman, Robert Carli, Trevor Yuile

February 26, 2015

SOCAN luncheon celebrates members nominated at Jutra and Canadian Screen Awards

Seven composers chew the fat – and good food – about their trade and nominations

February 25, 2015

SOCAN hosts Aboriginal Market Builder residency program at Toronto office

Spontaneous song circle breaks out at networking event

February 19, 2015

Music composers play major role in Canada’s film and TV industry

Canadian screen music composers generated about $100-million in royalties in 2014

February 19, 2015

SOCAN Throwback Thursday Video: Serena Ryder at 2014 JUNOs

On what’s next, her mom’s book of lyrics, post-JUNO songwriting

February 12, 2015

S.A.C. presents 2015 edition of songwriting/blogging challenge

New challenge every week for the next six weeks

February 11, 2015

Record royalties sourced for Canada’s music creators

Revenues are up, but so are challenges

February 10, 2015

Raine Maida, Chantal Kreviazuk honoured at SOCAN-sponsored Canadian pre-Grammy night

Meanwhile, #TeamTO takes home pre-Grammy Beat Battle title

February 9, 2015

Opus Awards gala celebrates concert music

Several SOCAN members honoured

February 2, 2015

Video: 2015 JUNO Awards nominees media conference

SOCAN members excited, pleased at being nominated

January 30, 2015

MAGIC! lead nominations for 2015 JUNO Awards

Other multiple nominees include Kiesza, Leonard Cohen, Hedley, Nickelback, Serge Fiori

January 27, 2015

SOCAN presents performing rights workshop in Edmonton

Part of “Make Music at EPL” Series

January 26, 2015

SOCAN member Josh Bartholomew nominated for an Oscar

For co-writing The LEGO Movie theme, sung by Tegan and Sara

January 20, 2015

Angel Forrest wins SOCAN-sponsored Maple Blues 2015 Songwriter Award

Steve Hill wins big with four awards

January 20, 2015

Granby Song Festival schedule, application period to change

Fest moves to August to attract more tourists

January 19, 2015

LEO Awards 2015 calls for entries

SOCAN-sponsored honours celebrate excellence in BC film, TV

January 19, 2015

Video: Don’t miss our highlights from the 25th SOCAN Awards in Montréal

Ceremony held in December 2014

January 16, 2015

Twenty-two SOCAN members earn Canadian Screen Award 2015 nominations

And another earns a special achievement award

January 16, 2015

Bobby Bazini’s Where I Belong confirmed top-selling album of 2014 in Canada by a Canadian

Serge Fiori’s comeback album also among 10 best-selling domestic albums in the country

January 12, 2015

SOCAN presents Three No. 1 Song Awards on one night in two countries

Celebrations held in L.A., Vancouver, and Toronto

January 7, 2015

New SOCAN Board of Directors to be elected in Spring 2015

Board election information posted to SOCAN website

January 5, 2015

Apply now for Yamaha Keys to the JUNOs songwriting contest

Winners to receive Yamaha piano gear, 2015 JUNOs tickets

December 12, 2014

SOCAN members Drake, Arcade Fire, deadmau5 nominated for 2015 Grammys

Josh Bartholomew, Drake co-writers also up for awards

December 9, 2014

The Wet Secrets Win 2014 PEAK Performance Project Alberta

First year to include Alberta-based musicians

December 4, 2014

25th Anniversary SOCAN Montreal Gala celebrates music creators and publishers

Half Moon Run, René Angélil, Michel Bélanger, Georges Hamel, Marie-Mai and Fred St-Gelais honoured

December 3, 2014

Music has strong impact on consumer holiday shopping experience

SOCAN research finds music prompts consumers to begin holiday shopping

November 28, 2014

2014 PEAK Performance Project winners awarded more than $225,000

Good For Grapes, Derrival and The Tourist Company win big

November 26, 2014

25th anniversary Francophone SOCAN Awards to feed Stingray Souvenirs playlist

Channel broadcasts winning songs of the past 25 years

November 25, 2014

SOCAN presents No. 1 Awards to music publishers

Celebrating their success

November 24, 2014

Skyreader Media to produce Marvel’s e-magazines for blockbuster films

SOCAN member/Skyreader CEO Kevin Gillis leads production

November 18, 2014

Apply now for 2015 Unsigned Only competition

Grand prize of $10,000 cash and elite mentoring

November 14, 2014

Register Now for 2014 CMAO “Road to Independence” Conference

SOCAN to participate in songwriting panel

November 13, 2014

SOCAN sponsors first Merge Songwriting Camp in Toronto

1916 MGMT, Nettwerk Music One, Black Box Music host hugely successful event

October 30, 2014

Alex Nevsky top winner of 2014 ADISQ Awards

SOCAN members shine at Quebec’s music, live performance awards

October 27, 2014

Music creators call for fairer digital revenues distribution model

CIAM study points to market imbalances in remuneration of music by digital platforms

October 24, 2014

ADISQ fires opening salvo of 47 music, live performance awards

Arcade Fire, Serge Fiori, Patrick Watson, Jimi Hunt among SOCAN members honoured

October 23, 2014

Jehan V. Valiquet named chair of SODRAC’s Board

New Executive Committee elected by SODRAC’s Board of Directors

October 22, 2014

SOCAN members’ co-writes near top of Billboard charts

Dave Thomson, Gordie Sampson hit with Lady Antebellum album

October 16, 2014

SOCAN celebrates Justin Gray with No. 1 Song Award

For his co-write “Je crie ton nom” topping Québec’s BDS chart

October 6, 2014

MusicMark invites publishers to use new registration platform

New publishers can e-mail to get started

October 3, 2014

GAMIQ unveils the nominees for its 9th annual awards

Quebec indie music awards to be presented Nov. 30

September 30, 2014

2014 SPACQ Foundation Award winners unveiled

15 songwriters and performers share $130,000 in prizes

September 25, 2014

Jeff Healey, The Weeknd to be celebrated at Canada’s Walk of Fame gala

Two SOCAN members among honourees for 2014

September 25, 2014

Jump-start your music career with Bob D’Eith’s 12 steps

Industry professional provides tools for success in latest book

September 24, 2014

Tanya Tagaq wins $30,000 Polaris Music Prize 2014

For the album Animism

September 23, 2014

SOCAN co-sponsors first-ever Toronto IMSTA Festa

Our popular “Cooking Beats” workshop succeeds again

September 9, 2014

Lorraine Segato named Regent Park’s first Artist in Residence

To enhance revitalized Toronto neighbourhood’s arts, culture

September 5, 2014

APEM’s Évangeline lyrics website joins forces with LyricFind

Quebec repertoire to complement Canadian company’s online service

August 28, 2014

Drake, others honoured at MTV VMAs, BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

Majid Jordan, Stephan Moccio, Nasri Atweh of MAGIC! also recognized

August 26, 2014

Émile Bilodeau wins $1,000 SOCAN Award at St-Ambroise song festival

Other winners include Joanie Michaud, Étienne Simard, Caroll-Ann Émond

August 20, 2014

MMF Canada presents free “Manager’s Huddle” series this fall

Aims to stimulate conversation on ideas in music management

August 20, 2014

Apply now for 2015 Folk Alliance Conference showcase

Event runs Feb. 18-22, 2015, in Kansas City

August 13, 2014

Read FYI’s “Five questions with… Michael McCarty”

Get to know SOCAN’s Chief Membership Officer

August 12, 2014

Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame introduces online presence

Features more than 300 videos, songs, lyrics

August 5, 2014

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

Application deadline is Aug. 15, 2014

July 29, 2014

Gordie Sampson Songcamp celebrates fifth anniversary

Fosters songwriting talent in Nova Scotia

July 28, 2014

SOCAN re-launches its Los Angeles presence with showcase at world-famous Sunset Marquis Hotel

Kreviazuk, Moccio, La Bronze perform brilliantly for key industry people

July 23, 2014

McDonald’s Canada lovin’ it with SOCAN Licensed to Play Award

Honoured for supporting our members’ music

July 15, 2014

James O'Callaghan, Symon Henry share SOCAN Foundation's John Weinzweig Grand Prize

Among 17 prizewinners awarded a total $29,250

July 10, 2014

eSOCAN introduces environmentally-friendly eStatements

SOCAN continuously finding methods to reduce carbon footprint

July 10, 2014

Former CAPAC General Manager John Mills dead at 90

Canadian music champion helped create SOCAN

July 4, 2014

SOCAN pleased with Aereo ruling by U.S. Supreme Court

Content creators win victory for fair compensation

July 3, 2014

SOCAN comments on Re:Sound Application for judicial review of Copyright Board Tariff 8 decision

Awaiting Board's decision regarding its own music streaming tariff (22A)

June 19, 2014

Apply Now for Canadian Blast showcase at 2014 Americana Fest

Application deadline is June 20, 2014

June 13, 2014

SCGC to present "In Conversation with Richard Bellis"

Renowned film composer leads seminar in Toronto, Vancouver

June 11, 2014

SOCAN holds well-attended Annual General Meeting in Montreal

More than 150 writer and publisher members in attendance

June 10, 2014

SOCAN Announces Fiscal Year 2013 Final Results

Record $240-million distributed to members

June 9, 2014

Apply now for Montreal Arts Council’s annual creative arts grants

New Jazz Creation Grant introduced this year

June 2, 2014

Music publisher ole signs deal for Rush catalog

Purchases band's longtime publisher, Core Music

May 30, 2014

SOCAN unveils world’s first music industry trophy/musical instrument

“The SOCAN” to be presented to special achievement winners at June 16, 2014, SOCAN Awards

May 29, 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

Mychael Danna wins career achievement award from BMI

Clinton Shorter, Andrew Lockington, Keith Power also honored at film & TV gala

May 23, 2014

APCM launches enhanced online member directory

More networking opportunities for Francophone musicians across Canada

May 12, 2014

Final five Prix de la chanson SOCAN 2014 nominees revealed

Showcase at FrancoFolies de Montréal on June 16

May 8, 2014

Research Confirms: Music Builds Business

Can you imagine a pub without music? Or a silent clothing store? Or a restaurant without musical ambience?

May 6, 2014

SOCAN member Guy Rajotte dies at 58

Veteran songwriter a winner of many SOCAN Awards

May 5, 2014

SOCAN, CSI Strike Licensing Deal with Google Play for Canada’s Music Creators

Canada’s leading organizations for the rights of songwriters, composers and music publishers, SOCAN and CMRRA-SODRAC Inc.

May 5, 2014

SOCAN AGM set for June 9, 2014

At Centre Mont-Royal in Montreal

April 30, 2014

SOCAN presents beat-making master class at CMW with Rich Kidd, Wondagurl, Bigg Soxx

Among many other SOCAN activities, and discount registration for our members

April 25, 2014

CMW 2014 to present celebrity interview with legendary Quincy Jones

Jones protegé Nikki Yanofsky to perform twice at CMW

April 24, 2014

Apply now for CIMA Canadian Blast showcase in Los Angeles

Starting May 21, 2014, with more to come

April 23, 2014

Shields, Harrison, Wettstein win SOCAN-sponsored honours at 2014 AMPIA Awards

40th annual edition of “The Rosies”

April 22, 2014

Audio-visual composers sought for Prix Gémeaux juries

Awards honour excellence in Francophone television and digital media

April 22, 2014

Dave Gunning wins SOCAN songwriter award at 2014 ECMAs

SOCAN also presents Songwriters Circle, welcome reception

April 8, 2014

SOCAN raises the bar for music rights in Québec with appointment of Geneviève Côté to Chief Québec Affairs Officer

April 3, 2014

ASCAP, BMI and SOCAN collaborate on MusicMark

Designed to simplify the music registration process

April 2, 2014

Music Managers Forum to celebrate the late Brian Chater with Pioneer Award

Gilles Paquin to be recognized on MMF Honour Roll

March 21, 2014

SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste elected Chairperson of CISAC Board of Directors

"CISAC will greatly benefit," says organization's Director General

March 20, 2014

Serena Ryder co-write wins Best Original Song at Canadian Screen Awards

For "It's No Mistake," written with Jimmy Harry

March 11, 2014

Apply now for Canadian Country Music Week 2014 Songwriters’ Series

Application deadline: April 3

March 11, 2014

AVLA Audio-Video Licensing Agency Inc. re-brands as Connect Music Licensing

Coincides with organization's 30th anniversary

March 10, 2014

2014 Canadian Screen Awards finalists from Quebec honoured

SOCAN entertains members nominated in two award ceremonies

March 7, 2014

SOCAN releases “What is SOCAN?” web video

Two-minute primer to help explain what we do

March 5, 2014

SOCAN launches new online version of Words + Music

Thorough new website version of our print magazine

February 27, 2014

First legal song lyric database Évangéline goes live

Hip-Hop musician Biz appointed spokesperson

February 25, 2014

MuchFACT announces new funding opportunities for Canadian musicians

More options for Canada’s best musical talent

February 24, 2014

First time for SOCAN at Bourse RIDEAU Conference

Series of “SOCAN Stage” showcases planned

February 10, 2014

Businesses using music "Licensed to Play" with new SOCAN program

Awareness-raising program for more than 125,000 organizations that use music to improve business

February 6, 2014

Video: SOCAN members lead nominations for 2014 JUNO Awards

Multiple nominees include Arcade Fire, Michael Bublé, Serena Ryder

February 5, 2014

Register now for film/TV music placements panel

Hamilton session aims to help get songs on screens

February 5, 2014

SOCAN 2013 results expected to break records

Record $240-million distributed to members in 2013

January 31, 2014

Career management training sessions in Quebec City

Artists in all disciplines welcome to apply

January 28, 2014

Chad Richardson joins SOCAN to help members shine in Los Angeles

Wealth of experience sourcing music industry opportunities

January 28, 2014


Canada Stand, Quebec Stand, Canadian Blast

January 22, 2014

Call for 2014 Euterke Grant applications

Quebec digital audio and video artists welcome

January 22, 2014

MonkeyJunk wins SOCAN-sponsored Maple Blues Songwriter Award

Ottawa trio earns a total of five honours

January 21, 2014

Reeperbahn 2013 benefits Canadian musicians, music companies

SOCAN-sponsored Canadian Blast initiative gets great results

January 20, 2014

Toronto’s Music Industry Advisory Council selects SOCAN’s Rodney Murphy

Committee will guide development of city’s music industry

January 2, 2014

SOCAN helps establish new MRO in Senegal

Marie-Josée Dupré provides key assistance

December 11, 2013

SOCAN Tops 120,000 Members

More Canadians than ever realize rewards of songwriting, composing and music publishing

December 10, 2013

Elisabeth Bihl to leave Canadian Music Centre

Executive Director departs at “high point”

December 5, 2013

SOCAN adds Catharine Saxberg to leadership ensemble

Appointed Head of International Relations

November 28, 2013

Francophone SOCAN Awards Gala puts music creators in the spotlight!

Louise Forestier, Roch Voisine and Misteur Valaire among stars feted

November 27, 2013

Watch Montreal SOCAN Awards highlights!

A SOCAN/LiveToune joint project

November 25, 2013

SOCAN presents No. 1 Awards to music publishers

Celebrating their successes

November 20, 2013

Keith Kouna wins top songwriting honours at 2013 GAMIQ Awards

After already receiving the 2013 Francophone SOCAN Songwriting Prize

November 19, 2013

Classified wins big at 2013 Music Nova Scotia Awards

Four honours, including SOCAN songwriting award

November 15, 2013

Jaron Freeman-Fox, Good Lovelies win multiple awards at 2013 CFMAs

SOCAN sponsors English and Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year Awards

November 15, 2013

YouTube earnings unlocked for SOCAN members

SOCAN works with Audiam to track music in billions of videos

November 15, 2013

SOCAN member Joey Moi wins CMA Award, Top 10 producer honour

Single of the Year for “Cruise,” by Florida Georgia Line

November 14, 2013

SOCAN launches new blog site!

Music.People.Connected. starts conversation on music and rights

November 13, 2013

First royalty distribution to members for Internet performances

Includes streamed performances of online songs and videos

November 11, 2013

SOCAN members Arcade Fire enter Billboard charts at No. 1

Reflektor double album makes its mark

November 8, 2013

SOCAN partners with Quebec bar and tavern owners

Fifth annual Provincial Karaoke Competition

October 31, 2013

Louis-Jean Cormier top winner of 2013 ADISQ Awards

Other SOCAN members honoured in three ceremonies

October 28, 2013

SOCAN honours Tegan and Sara’s "Closer" with No. 1 Song Award

Tegan Quin visits our Vancouver office to receive her plaque

October 23, 2013

The Weeknd receives SOCAN No. 1 Song Award for “Wicked Games”

Song topped the MuchMusic Countdown

October 23, 2013

Livetoune and SOCAN launch songwriter “tell-all” videos

An initiative co-ordinated with SPACQ

October 21, 2013

Drake enters Billboard Top Albums chart at No. 1 for third straight time

Nothing Was the Same starts at the top

October 3, 2013

Submit now for 13th annual Independent Music Awards

Take advantage of two-for-one entry bonus

October 2, 2013

David Basskin retires as CMRRA President & CEO

Longtime champion of Canadian music rights holders

September 26, 2013

SOCAN members Stephan Moccio, The Weeknd score high on Billboard charts

No. 1 single, No. 2 album

September 25, 2013

Mychael Danna wins 2013 Emmy Award

In addition to previous Oscar and Golden Globe Awards

September 25, 2013

Godspeed You! Black Emperor wins $30,000 Polaris Music Prize 2013

For the album Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!

September 24, 2013

Thicke, Ezrin, Jepsen celebrated at Canada`s Walk of Fame gala

Three SOCAN members among honourees for 2013

September 23, 2013

Classified, Jenn Grant, Erin Costello lead nominations for NSMAs 2013

SOCAN sponsors songwriting award

September 20, 2013

SOCAN activities at BreakOut West, WCMAs 2013

Panel, songwriters’ circle, award

September 19, 2013

SOCAN composer wins 2013 Gémeaux film music awards

FM Le Sieur honoured

September 16, 2013

Gord Bamford wins big at the 2013 Canadian Country Music Awards

Takes home five awards, including Songwriter of the Year

September 11, 2013

Canadian music industry veteran and copyright crusader passes away

Brian Chater passes away on September 5, 2013.

September 9, 2013

SOCAN names Michael McCarty Chief Membership and Business Development Officer

Former president of EMI Music Publishing, ole

September 3, 2013

Apply now for Montreal Arts Council bursary

An opportunity for up-and-coming Montreal artists

August 6, 2013

Apply now to showcase at TIFF's Festival Music House

Deadline: July 19, 2013

July 3, 2013

Learn songwriting from Justin Rutledge

Weekly intensive course in Toronto

June 6, 2013

2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize Nominees Announced

Public voting now open to decide the year's best song

June 3, 2013

Attention Licensees! Come visit SOCAN at trade shows in June!

Funeral Service Association of Canada, COCA, Dance Ontario

May 31, 2013

Blaine, Ruttan win SOCAN songwriter award at 2013 CMAO Awards

Each wins a second honour as well

May 30, 2013

Mike Shields wins two honours at 2013 Rosie Awards

Alec Harrison, Andrea Wettstein, Jeff Bray also win musical score awards

May 30, 2013

SOCAN Annual General Meeting – Vancouver, June 17, 2013

AGM documentation for eligible members exclusively online

May 23, 2013

Why SOCAN is your "one-stop shop" for international performance royalties

We collect and distribute the maximum available revenue

May 10, 2013

SOCAN creates guide to digital music platforms

Find out which one best matches your needs for online sales and distribution

May 3, 2013

Ontario Government announces $45M music fund

For the music industry to "nurture talent" and attract "music tourism"

May 1, 2013

VIMBC and Great Canadian Song Race 2013

Six-day conference in Vancouver Island area

April 29, 2013

European Court allows CISAC appeal against 2008 decision on authors' rights

CISAC maintains that there was no restriction of competition

April 25, 2013

JUNO 2013 Songwriters' Circle a major success

SOCAN co-sponsors popular event for music lovers

April 22, 2013

Leonard Cohen wins 2013 JUNO songwriter award and Artist of the Year

Carly Rae Jepsen wins big with three honours

April 22, 2013

SOCAN member discount for Billboard Latin Music Conference 2013

Conference takes place April 22-25 in Miami

April 10, 2013

SOCAN Announces Fiscal Year 2012 Results

Upsurge in cable, concerts and international performance drives compensation to songwriters and music publishers

April 8, 2013

Violinist and composer Jean Cousineau dies at 75

Founder of Montreal’s famed Petits Violons music school

April 5, 2013

Attention Licensees! Come visit SOCAN at trade shows in April!

AHLA, BIA National Conference, ApEx

March 28, 2013

WOMEX showcase and conference proposals open until April 12

World's largest world music fair

March 27, 2013

SOCAN buzzing with activity at CMW 2013 Songwriters & Publishers Summit

Keynote speech, panels on licensing issues, YouTube, hip-hop

March 25, 2013

Loverboy to receive Legend Award at 2013 VMI Awards

To be presented at Vancouver Music Industry Awards Gala

March 21, 2013

Submit now for CIMA Music Mission to Singapore

Application deadline: March 29, 2013

March 20, 2013

Canadian live music Is outperforming

SOCAN data shows concerts as growing contributor to economy and culture

March 20, 2013

SOCAN member discount for "I Create Music” Expo 2013

Lower pricing ends March 31

March 13, 2013

Legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Stompin' Tom Connors dead at 77

SOCAN member a kind of unofficial poet laureate of Canada

March 7, 2013

SOCAN names Gilles Daigle General Counsel and Head of Legal Services

A foremost expert on copyright law

March 4, 2013

Tom Cochrane to be honoured with 2013 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award

Singer-songwriter supports a wide variety of charitable initiatives

February 27, 2013

SOCAN member Philippe Tisseyre dead at 54

Singer-songwriter and pianist

February 26, 2013

Mychael Danna wins an Academy Award®

Best Original Score

February 24, 2013

SOCAN members lead nominations for 2013 JUNO Awards

Multiple nominees include Jepsen, Cohen, Hedley, Metric, Marianas Trench

February 20, 2013

SOCAN member Drake wins 2013 Grammy Award for Best Rap Album

Take Care

February 12, 2013

k.d. lang to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Will receive award at 2013 JUNO Awards

February 12, 2013

SOCAN representatives weigh in at S.A.C. “Can the music business be saved?” panel

SOCAN's Jennifer Brown, Eddie Schwartz discuss the industry

January 30, 2013

Film and TV composer Normand Corbeil’s untimely death at age 56

Highly successful, award-winning SOCAN member

January 29, 2013

SOCAN members shine at Opus Awards for concert music

Quebec Music Council’s 16th annual gala

January 29, 2013

SOCAN to present “Folkin’ Awesome!” showcase at 2013 Folk Alliance Conference

Feb. 22, 2013, Wren Room, Delta Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

January 29, 2013

Colin James to be inducted into Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame

Career spans 25 years traversing genres of blues, rock, pop, swing, gospel

January 23, 2013

SOCAN repertoire now online

Search all songs and compositions we administer

January 18, 2013

SOCAN to participate in S.A.C. panel "Can the Music Industry be Saved?"

Jennifer Brown and Eddie Schwartz will take part

January 16, 2013

Apply now for CIMA pre-Grammy showcase

Feb. 7, 2013, at Couture in Hollywood

January 11, 2013

Glenn Gould to receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award

Honouring contribution of outstanding artistic significance

January 8, 2013

Fred Pellerin presented with his Order of Quebec insignia

Honoured by Quebec Premier Pauline Marois

December 20, 2012


Canada Stand, Quebec Stand, Canadian Blast

December 18, 2012

"Call Me Maybe" is Song of the Year for iTunes, MTV

Carly Rae Jepsen hit is top-selling song of 2012

December 17, 2012

SOCAN presents No. 1 Awards to music publishers

Universal Music Publishing , peermusic/Little Smoke Music, ole honoured

December 14, 2012

"Love Me or Leave Me" songwriters win SOCAN award at 2012 BCCMAs

Chad Brownlee is the big winner of the night

December 6, 2012

23rd annual SOCAN Awards in Montreal

Celebrating our music creators

November 22, 2012

23rd annual SOCAN Awards in Toronto

Canada's music community gathers to celebrate

November 20, 2012

Avec pas d’casque receives SOCAN honour at 2012 GAMIQ Awards

$1,000 Songwriter of the Year Award

November 13, 2012

Bruce Cockburn, Trooper, deadmau5 to be Honoured at 23rd Annual SOCAN Awards Gala

November 19th at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto

November 12, 2012

Seamus O’Regan to Host 23rd Annual SOCAN Awards Gala

at Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall on November 19th

November 5, 2012

Research: Canadians Place High Value on Canadian Music

SOCAN finds Canadians musically connected coast-to-coast-to-coast

November 1, 2012

Apply now for Great Escape 2013 showcases

SOCAN co-sponsors Canadian Blast, Canada House

October 30, 2012

SOCAN members honoured in 2012 ADISQ Awards

Stéphane Lafleur of Avec pas d'casque wins Songwriter of the Year

October 29, 2012

SOCAN Vancouver office moves to new address

504 - 1166 Alberni St.

October 29, 2012

SOCAN Answers Key Questions about the Copyright Board of Canada's October 5, 2012, Decisions on Tariff 22.A

(Internet - Online Music Services)

October 23, 2012

Kathleen Edwards Wins 2012 SOCAN ECHO Songwriting Prize

"A Soft Place to Land" comes out on top after record number of total contest votes

October 19, 2012

S.A.C. presents Songposium Oct. 27

Examining the art, craft, and business of songwriting

October 17, 2012

SOCAN events set for OCFF Conference 2012

Delegate reception, keynote address, panel, booth

October 9, 2012

Submit now for 12th annual Independent Music Awards

Deadline is Nov. 9, 2012

October 9, 2012

SOCAN Welcomes Copyright Board of Canada's Decision on Streaming

SOCAN today welcomed the Copyright Board of Canada's decision to recognize and uphold the value of online streamed music

October 5, 2012

SOCAN connects with Former TuneCore CEO Jeff Price

Price consults for SOCAN to help members in digital music realm

October 3, 2012

Rdio introduces new revenue stream for artists

Program allows musicians to make money from online fan engagement

October 2, 2012

Canada's five biggest Thanksgiving songs

SOCAN's list of highly-played holiday tunes by Canadian songwriters

October 2, 2012

Feist wins $30,000 Polaris Music Prize 2012 for Metals album

Award given to best Canadian album of the previous year

September 25, 2012

Prism Prize to honour best Canadian music video

Winning video will receive $5,000 CDN

September 25, 2012

Vote now for SOCAN’s ECHO Songwriting Prize

Five nominees vying for $5,000 prize

September 10, 2012

Canada's Seven Biggest Back-to-School Songs

SOCAN's list of highly played tunes about school or education by Canadian songwriters

September 5, 2012

Register now for CMAO country music seminar and “demo-rama”

Sept. 15, 2012, at Trebas Institute, Toronto

August 29, 2012

Five finalists chosen for prestigious SOCAN French ECHO Songwriting Prize

Nominees to perform at September 10th showcase

August 2, 2012

Submit now for CIMA Music Mission to Japan

Deadline is Aug. 15, 2012

July 30, 2012

SOCAN members dominate 2012 Polaris Music Prize Short List

Congratulations to all of our short-listed SOCAN members!

July 18, 2012

SOCAN Answers Key Questions About the Supreme Court of Canada’s July 12, 2012, Rulings

Q & A

July 13, 2012

SOCAN responds to Supreme Court of Canada's rulings

"We believe that the right final decision has been made in the case of Internet streaming."

July 12, 2012

Apply now for 2013 Folk Alliance Conference

Official showcase applications open for 25th annual edition

July 9, 2012

Robertson, Le Sieur win in 2012 ASCAP Film & TV Awards

SOCAN members among honourees at 27th annual awards

July 4, 2012

New Horizons: SOCAN Annual General Meeting 2012

Members gather to hear SOCAN news and ask questions

June 27, 2012

SOCAN elects chairs, officers of Board of Directors 2012-2015

New President is Stan Meissner

June 26, 2012

SOCAN Statement Regarding Re:Sound Tariff No 5

(Use of music to accompany live events)

June 26, 2012

CCMA finalizes two new agreements to further Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame

The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA), has announced two major partnership changes with the National Music Centre (NMC) and the Canadian Country Music Heritage Society

June 25, 2012

SOCAN members receive $150 discount on Reason 6 software workshop

SOCAN members will pay only $199 (instead of $349) CND (plus tax) for a two-hour workshop on Reason 6

June 25, 2012

SOCAN Annual Report to Members

The  2011 SOCAN Annual Report to Members is now available online.

June 19, 2012

AFF offers two opportunities for Atlantic Canadian musicians

If you’re a musician in Atlantic Canada, and want to make a free video for one of your songs, or get a song in the hands of music supervisors and other key film and TV industry presonnel, you have

June 13, 2012

A smooth ride: S.A.C. to host “Road to Nashville” seminar/webinar

The Songwriters Association of Canada (S.A.C.) is presenting a seminar/webinar on June 7,  2012, at the National Film Board of Canada Theatre, called "The Road to Nashville: Strategies for Songwri

May 30, 2012

SOCAN Elects New Board of Directors

Some familiar faces and some new faces

May 25, 2012

SOCAN Foundation launches charitable fund

To benefit music creators and publishers across Canada

May 25, 2012

SOCAN co-sponsors panel, reception at 2012 Worldwide Short Film Festival

Session on Wednesday, June 6

May 22, 2012

SOCAN members win in 2012 Independent Music Awards

The Mahones, Jaron Freeman-Fox, and Jason & Pharis Romero were among the SOCAN member winners in the 11th annual Independent Music Awards (IMAs), announced May 2, 2012.

May 8, 2012

SOCAN members win big in 2011 International Songwriting Competition

May 8, 2012

Songwriter and comedian Jean-Guy Moreau dies at 68

The songwriter, comedian and actor Jean-Guy Moreau, whose genius as a mimic was an inspiration for many stand-up comedians now thriving on the Quebec scene, passed away on May 1, 2012, at the age

May 4, 2012

CIMA study: Canada’s independent music industry needs your help

The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) in partnership with Nordicity, and with support from provincial and territorial music industry associations, is launching an important study about

May 1, 2012

Kalle Wainio wins SOCAN songwriter award at 2012 NOMFAs

Kalle Wainio won the SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award, for "Singing Knives," at the ninth annual Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards (NOMFAs), presented by Music and Film in Mo

May 1, 2012

Apply now for "Voice of the Cellar" contest

SOCAN members and other performing songwriters in British Columbia are invited to apply now to the Voice of the Cellar contest, presented by Music BC and The Cellar Nightclub

April 27, 2012

Publishers donate $100,000 to Unison Benevolent Fund

The Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA) and individual music publishing companies have generously donated a total of $100,000 CDN to the Unison Benevolent Fund, allow

April 26, 2012

Stéphanie Boulay wins SOCAN Award at 2012 Francouvertes

April 16, 2012

Leonard Cohen to be honoured at Glenn Gould prize galas

SOCAN member Leonard Cohen will receive the ninth biennial Glenn Gould Prize and announce the City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protégé Prize winner during a special evening at Massey Hall on May 14, 20

April 13, 2012

Voting underway to elect SOCAN's Board of Directors 2012-2015

April 10, 2012


The CBC recently launched an online streaming, podcasting and digital music programming website and mobile app,, which has already attracted hundreds of thousands of listeners, offerin

April 2, 2012

SOCAN members get 30% discount on NXNE 2012 Priority Pass

SOCAN members now benefit from a 30 percent discount on Priority Passes to the 18th annual edition of the North by Northeast (NXNE) Festivals and Conference, which takes place June 11-17, 2012, in

March 30, 2012

SOCAN events highlight CMW 2012; Fefe Dobson wins SOCAN song award

Fefe Dobson won the SOCAN-sponsored Song of the Year Award during the 2012 Canadian Radio Music Awards, held Mar.

March 29, 2012

SOCAN presents hip-hop showcase at SXSW 2012

SOCAN presented a hip-hop showcase at Canada House, co-sponsored the Canadian Blast BBQ & Showcase, and maintained a presence at the Canada Stand during the 2012 edition of South by Southwest

March 28, 2012

SOCAN co-presents Canadian Blast at Jazzahead 2012

SOCAN will co-present the inaugural Canadian Blast at the Jazzahead Conference in Bremen, Germany on Apr. 21, 2012.

March 28, 2012

SOCAN sponsors songwriter award at 2012 NOMFAs

SOCAN is sponsoring the Songwriter of the Year award at the ninth annual Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards (NOMFAs), presented by Music and Film in Motion (MFM) on Apr.

March 28, 2012

Film composer Martin Léon honoured at 2012 Jutra Awards

The 14th annual Soirée des Jutra, celebrating excellence in Quebec cinema, was televised live on March 10 from Montreal’s St-Denis Theatre, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

March 14, 2012

Reid Jamieson, Frazer Mac win in 2011 John Lennon Songwriting Contest

March 12, 2012

Carole Facal wins 2012 Genie Award for Best Original Song

SOCAN member Carole Facal, aka Caracol, won the 2012 Genie Award for Best Achievement in Music – Original Song for “Quelque part,” from the film Starbucks, as part of the 32

March 12, 2012

Apply now for Country Music Week 2012 showcases

SOCAN members are invited to take advantage of several performance opportunities at Canadian Country Music Week 2012, slated for Sept.

March 8, 2012

Rush honoured with Governor General's Award

Veteran progressive-rock power trio Rush has been honoured with a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for lifetime achievement.

March 8, 2012

Don’t miss SOCAN events at SXSW 2012

March 7, 2012

Eleven SOCAN members nominated for 2012 Genie Awards in music categories

SOCAN congratulates 11 of its members nominated in the 2012 Genie Awards, for their outstanding achievements in music for Canadian cinema in the past year.

March 7, 2012

SOCAN co-presents 2012 Juno Songwriters' Circle

Tickets are now on sale for the 2012 Juno Songwriters' Circle, co-presented by SOCAN and scheduled for Sunday, April 1 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Centrepointe Theatre in Ottawa.

March 2, 2012

Apply now for CIMA mission to Music Matters Singapore

Independent artist management companies, music industry businesses, and music publishers are invited to apply now to the Canadian Independent Music Association's (CIMA's) third annual business-to-

March 2, 2012

TuneCore comes to Canada

You may have heard recently that TuneCore has entered the Canadian market, and you may be wondering what exactly it is that they do.

February 24, 2012

Submit now for 2012 BreakOut West Festival, WCMAs

Western Canadian SOCAN members and musicians are invited to submit now for the 2012 BreakOut West Festival and the 2012 Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMAs).

February 23, 2012

Gordon Lightfoot to be inducted into U.S. Songwriters Hall of Fame

Longtime SOCAN member Gordon Lightfoot will head into the U.S.-based Songwriters Hall of Fame when the organization honours its newest inductees at a gala ceremony on June 14, 2012, at the Marriot

February 23, 2012

Earl Rosen, President of SOCAN, made the following statement regarding the passing of Pierre Juneau

“On behalf of SOCAN’s members and staff, I offer my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Pierre Juneau.

February 23, 2012

CMRRA, SOCAN, SODRAC exploring integrated approach to music rights management

CMRRA, SOCAN, and SODRAC, today announced that they are exploring opportunities to create a more integrated approach to the management of performing and reproduction rights of music creators and p

February 9, 2012

Apply now for Great Escape 2012 showcases

The Great Escape Festival is currently accepting submissions for showcases for the seventh annual edition, to be held May 10-12, 2012, in Brighton, U.K.

February 8, 2012

SOCAN members lead nominations for 2012 Juno Awards

SOCAN members Dallas Green (City and Colour), Dan Mangan, Feist, Jim Cuddy and Ron Sexsmith are nominated in the Songwriter of the Year category at the 2012 Juno Awards.

February 8, 2012

Catherine MacLellan wins five Music PEI Awards

Catherine MacLellan won the SOCAN-sponsored songwriter of the year award (for her song “Eastern Girl”) at the 2012 Music PEI Awards, where she also earned four other trophies, for album, female so

February 7, 2012