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SOCAN’s Geneviève Côté appointed board member with Unison Benevolent Fund

Our Chief Quebec Affairs Officer will work with music-industry charity

November 22, 2017

Video Interviews: Stompin' Tom remembered by family, bandmate at 2017 Canada’s Walk of Fame

Wife Lena, son Tom Jr., backing band member Duncan Fermlin discuss Connors as he's posthumously inducted

November 22, 2017

SOCAN sponsors “The Come Up Show” 10-Year Anniversary Concert

Featuring 11:11, Adria Kain, Kennedy Rd, Emanuel

November 21, 2017

SOCAN’s Eddie Schwartz elected President of CIAM

First non-European head of International Council of Music Creators (CIAM)

November 21, 2017

SOCAN members Danny Michel, Ken Yates win two awards each at 2017 CFMAs

Yates, Luc de Larochellière, Twin Flames win songwriting awards

November 20, 2017

Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame inducts The Band’s classic, “This Wheel’s on Fire”

Joey Landreth pays tribute to roots-rock classic with cover version

November 17, 2017

Bennie D from Chicago wins SOCAN-sponsored Battle of the Beatmakers

SOCAN holds info session to packed house at kickoff event

November 17, 2017

Video: SOCAN interviews 2017 Canada’s Walk of Fame presenter Jim Cuddy

Blue Rodeo frontman discusses his songwriting process over the years

November 16, 2017

Theory of a Deadman earn SOCAN No. 1 Song Award for “Rx (Medicate)”

SOCAN holds “surprise” presentation to honour song, in sixth week atop US Active Rock Chart

November 16, 2017

CISAC Report: Creators’ royalties reach a record $12.9 billion worldwide

Music creators' royalty collections grow to $11.37 billion

November 15, 2017

SOCAN partners with CBC Music, others, in unique CanadaSound project

New sound-sharing platform serves as source material for Canada 150 soundtrack

November 15, 2017

SOCAN employees help hurricane Maria relief effort in Dominica

We raise nearly $8,000 to assist colleagues at Clear Harbor

November 14, 2017

Video Interview: France D’Amour earns three SOCAN Classic Awards

“Ailleurs,” “Animal,” “Mon frère” celebrated during 2017 SOCAN Awards Gala in Montréal

November 10, 2017

SOCAN Foundation lead sponsor of 2017 International Society for Contemporary Music’s World New Music Days

Event showcases concert music created by 30-odd SOCAN members, composers from 50 other countries

November 10, 2017

Quake Matthews wins SOCAN songwriter honour, one other, at 2017 Music Nova Scotia Awards

Port Cities win five trophies; Rose Cousins, Jules Bangsworth win two each

November 9, 2017

SOCAN members honoured at 2017 ASCAP, BMI country music awards in U.S.

Winners include Steven Lee Olsen, Deric Ruttan, Kelly Archer

November 8, 2017

Montréal hosts posthumous tribute to iconic singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen

Native son celebrated by Sting, kd lang, Elvis Costello, Feist, Ron Sexsmith, more

November 7, 2017

SOCAN to hold info session at Battle of the Beatmakers launch event

SOCAN-sponsored Hip-Hop competition brings the noise in Toronto, Nov. 9-11, 2017

November 7, 2017

Marc Dupré receives a SOCAN No. 1 Song Award during new album launch

For his song “Du bonheur dans les étoiles”

November 6, 2017

Vote now for 2017 Maple Blues Awards!

SOCAN sponsors Songwriter of the Year Award

November 3, 2017

SOCAN members receive discount on entries for 2017 Canadian Songwriting Competition

Competitors will vie for more than $40,000 in cash and prizes

November 2, 2017

Video: Don’t miss highlights from the 2017 Montréal SOCAN Awards Gala!

Held at La TOHU, Oct. 16, 2017

November 1, 2017

SOCAN Vancouver Family & Friends Bash resounds with local community

Music people connect with each other at well-attended gathering

October 31, 2017

Video Interviews: Émile Bilodeau, Alaclair Ensemble at 2017 Gala de l’ADISQ

SOCAN members chat with us after they receive their awards

October 31, 2017

Video Interviews: Two Félixes each for Patrice Michaud, Daniel Bélanger; Klô Pelgag wins Songwriter of the Year

Émile Bilodeau wins Breakout Artist; Alaclair Ensemble earns Hip-Hop Album of the Year

October 30, 2017

ADISQ 2017 first Gala: Klô Pelgag keeps racking up honours

A total of 43 awards presented to artists and craftspeople of Québec music ecposystem

October 27, 2017

Video Interview: Claude Dubois earns two more SOCAN Classics

“J’ai souvenir encore,”“Si Dieu existe” honoured during Montréal gala

October 27, 2017

Stompin’ Tom Connors to be celebrated posthumously at 2017 Canada’s Walk of Fame gala

Shawn Hook to receive 2017 Allan Slaight Honour

October 26, 2017

Washboard Union wins SOCAN Songwriter honour, six others at 2017 British Columbia Country Music Awards

Roots trio is top winner of the night

October 24, 2017

Tom Wilson shares insights at SOCAN Songwriting Masterclass at 2017 Folk Music Ontario conference

Various SOCAN members win awards during three-day event

October 24, 2017

Ma première Place des Arts: SOCAN Song Contest

Find the artist who’ll break out your original song

October 24, 2017

Video Interview: Songwriter of the Year and Popular Music Award winner John Nathaniel

Meet the man, Mariane Cossette-Bacon and Alexe Gaudreault on the Red Carpet at the SOCAN Gala

October 24, 2017

Video Interview: Luc De Larochellière wins three SOCAN Classic Awards

“Cash City,” “Six pieds sur terre,” “Si j’te disais reviens” honoured at SOCAN Montréal Gala

October 23, 2017

Video Interview: Screen Composer of the Year Michel Corriveau at SOCAN Montréal Gala

First time one of SOCAN’s #ComposersWhoScore receives this award

October 20, 2017

SOCAN holds third annual meeting with #ComposersWhoScore

Well-received gathering promotes healthy dialogue, strong relationship

October 19, 2017

Steve Maloney wins SOCAN songwriter award at 2017 Newfoundland music week

Maloney, Janet Cull, Kubasonics each win three awards

October 19, 2017

SOCAN first to use cloud-based tech for real-time electronic music royalty tracking

Partnership with Pioneer DJ, KUVO, starts with free system in Toronto nightclub CODA

October 19, 2017

Video: Robert Charlebois, recipient of Lifetime Achievement, Cultural Impact Awards at 2017 Montréal SOCAN Gala

Exclusive red carpet interview with Francophone music giant

October 18, 2017

Video: Vincent Vallières, Beyries and Matiu perform Leonard Cohen’s “Everybody Knows”

Moving, tri-lingual tribute to Global Inspiration Award recipient at Montréal SOCAN Gala

October 18, 2017

SOCAN presents panel with FrancisGotHeat at IMSTA FESTA 2017

“Cooking Beats” session a highlight of SOCAN-sponsored music tech conference

October 18, 2017

SOCAN Honours Robert Charlebois, Michel Corriveau, Monique Leyrac, Éditorial Avenue, Leonard Cohen, many more

Montréal SOCAN Awards Gala celebrates music publishers, creators of past, present, future

October 17, 2017

Janice Staub joins SOCAN Board of Directors

Extensive experience helping artists manage money, further careers

October 16, 2017

Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame inducts Gino Vanelli classic “I Just Wanna Stop,” written by Ross Vanelli

Beyries honours soulful 1970s hit with cover version

October 13, 2017

SOCAN co-presents “Cooking Beats” with FrancisGotHeat at IMSTA FESTA in Toronto

SOCAN-sponsored conference set for Oct. 14th at Ryerson University

October 12, 2017

Sony Music Canada presents gold record to SOCAN for support of Ruth B

For Safe Haven album going platinum, “Lost Boy” single going gold

October 12, 2017

SOCAN and Muzooka collaborate to streamline live show reporting for artists

Setlist Submitter solves a stage-old problem

October 3, 2017

SOCAN cautiously optimistic about Creative Canada initiatives

Pleased to see federal government investing in Canadian content

September 29, 2017

SOCAN member acts Caveboy, Ivory Hours, Quake Matthews win entry to 2017 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class

Prize includes artist development, $10,000 Award, trip to 2018 JUNO Awards

September 29, 2017

Fondation SPACQ awards $120,000 to 14 recipients

Ten $10,000 grants, four $5,000 grants presented to songwriters, composers, artists

September 28, 2017

Jan V. Matejcek, leading founder and first CEO of SOCAN, passes away at 90

Performing rights champion of songwriters, composers, music publishers

September 28, 2017

Scenic Route to Alaska earns SOCAN No. 1 Song Award for “Love Keeps”

For peaking on CBC Radio 2 Top 20 Chart

September 27, 2017

SOCAN seeks judicial review of the Copyright Board of Canada's decision for online music services for 2011-2013

SOCAN extremely disappointed, very concerned about significant reductions in rates

September 27, 2017

SOCAN presents four No. 1 Song Awards to professional songwriter Thomas “Tawgs” Salter

Co-writes chart-topping hits for Mother Mother, Walk Off the Earth, Scott Helman, Serena Ryder

September 26, 2017

Robert Charlebois, Monique Leyrac, Claude Dubois, more to be honoured by SOCAN

In 28th annual Montréal Gala de la SOCAN at La Tohu

September 26, 2017

Neil Young, Bruce Cockburn, Stéphane Venne, Beau Dommage inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

First inductions in five years, after Hall of Fame acquired by SOCAN

September 25, 2017

Andy Shauf wins SOCAN songwriter honour, two others, at 2017 Western Canadian Music Awards

Paul Brandt earns second Hall of Fame induction in one week at WCMAs, held during 2017 BreakOut West

September 19, 2017

SOCAN Family & Friends Bash resonates with our Nashville community

Presenting No. 1 Song Awards to eight members

September 19, 2017

Lido Pimienta wins 2017 edition of $50,000 Polaris Prize

Spanish-language album initially viewed as unlikely winner

September 19, 2017

Songwriters inspired at SOCAN Song House during BreakOut West 2017

Young tunesmiths enjoy song-camp learning, experience

September 15, 2017

#ComposersWhoScore: Ramachandra Borcar wins two Gémeaux Awards, Jean-Olivier Bégin wins one

Technical and documentary gala held Sept. 14, 2017

September 15, 2017

Daniel Bélanger, Klô Pelgag dominate 2017 ADISQ Awards nominations

Finalists for Song of the Year Award also announced

September 14, 2017

Brett Kissel wins four prizes, including Male Artist of the Year, at 2017 Country Music Awards

SOCAN sponsors Country Music Week Gala Dinner & Awards, presents six No. 1 Song honours

September 13, 2017

SOCAN member Faouzia wins both Grand Prize and Teen category in 2017 Unsigned Only song competition

First-place category-winning members include Matt Epp, Jordan St. Cyr, Big Little Lions, Benjamin Dakota Rogers

September 11, 2017

SOCAN Foundation’s Charlie Wall-Andrews appointed Executive Director of Folk Music Canada

Will continue in her role as Foundation Manager

September 11, 2017

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

Submit now for Artist Entrepreneur West program

Presented by Canada’s Music Incubator and National Music Centre

September 6, 2017

MaMA 2017: SOCAN members get special rate on pro passes

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

September 1, 2017

Harry "Skip" Prokop, songwriting drummer/singer of Paupers and Lighthouse, passes away at 73

Wrote rock-era classics "One Fine Morning," "Pretty Lady," "Sunny Days"

August 31, 2017

Sony Music deal with Dubset is first to monetize DJ sets, mixes, remixes

Robust solution is good news for rights holders

August 31, 2017

Enter songs now for the 2017 International Songwriting Competition

More than $150,000 USD in cash and prizes to be won

August 31, 2017

Apply now for Invictus Games Showcase in Toronto

Two or three acts to be selected for unique opportunity

August 30, 2017

SOCAN and Re:Sound working together to make licensing process easier

Joint portal will benefit rights holders, businesses that use music

August 29, 2017

Video: SOCAN Awards 2017 double winners Voodoo Highway Music

Quartet team of #ComposersWhoScore discuss their craft

August 29, 2017

Last day to submit for SOCAN Song House camp at BreakOut West 2017!

SOCAN members get 10% discount on registration; SOCAN also presents songwriter award

August 29, 2017

Video: For award-winning Wintersleep songwriters, “a lot of things start phonetically”

Loel Campbell discusses the band’s songwriting process

August 24, 2017

Video: How multiple Grammy nominee Darcy James Argue wrote the Real Enemies album

Unique big-band jazz composer wins SOCAN 2017 Hagood Hardy Award

August 23, 2017

Granby Song Festival: The Chanson coup de cœur SOCAN Award goes to…

Five contest finalists announced; it’ll be quite a showdown

August 23, 2017

Video: How MAGIC! wrote their “Rude” follow-up “Lay You Down Easy”

Song wins SOCAN 2017 Pop Music Award

August 22, 2017

Video: How Deric Ruttan co-wrote Blake Shelton hit song “Came Here to Forget”

Song wins SOCAN 2017 Country Music Award

August 21, 2017

SOCAN honours Shawn Mendes with SOCAN 2017 Pop Music Award, six SOCAN No. 1 Song Awards

“Treat You Better” achieves greatest number of performances in its category

August 17, 2017

Throwback Thursday Video: The 2017 SOCAN Awards

A look back at "Music Creators Night in Canada"

August 17, 2017

Video Interview: Strumbellas – "You get the best melody you can, then you build around it"

Members of JUNO-winning band discusses how they write their songs

August 16, 2017

SOCAN presents three No. 1 Song Awards to Serena Ryder

For co-writing her own “Got Your Number” and “Electric Love,” and Ria Mae’s “Bend”

August 14, 2017

SOCAN welcomes the undertaking of consultations on the reform of the Copyright Board of Canada

SOCAN agrees with need to improve efficiency, transparency

August 11, 2017

Vote now for SOCAN’s PanelPicker idea for South by Southwest 2018 conference

Subject: “Will tech save the music rights industry?”

August 10, 2017

Video: How James Barker, Gavin Slate, Travis Wood co-wrote “Lawn Chair Lazy”

SOCAN 2017 Country Award winners discuss creative process behind huge summer hit

August 10, 2017

SOCAN Songwriting Prize 2017 winners PUP visit our Toronto office

Receive $10,000, Gibson guitar, Yamaha keyboard, Long & McQuade gift certificate

August 9, 2017

Prix de la chanson SOCAN 2017: Klô Pelgag, Karl Gagnon receive their prizes

$10,000, guitar, keyboard, $500 gift certificate

August 9, 2017

SOCAN Foundation and SiriusXM launch inaugural Young Canadian Songwriter Awards

With five prizes of $5,000 each

August 1, 2017

Apply now for new SOCAN Foundation grants

New programs for organizations, emerging Canadian music creators

July 27, 2017

Video: July Talk members perform Leonard Cohen’s “If It Be Your Will”

Honouring the late, legendary SOCAN member at our 2017 Awards

July 25, 2017

Ria Mae earns SOCAN No. 1 Song Award for "Bend"

For peaking on CBC Radio 2 Top 20 chart

July 21, 2017

Video: Why SonReal was “scared as hell” to record his debut album

His song “Can I Get A Witness” wins SOCAN Urban Music Award

July 20, 2017

Video: How Alx Veliz, Medylandia co-wrote one of the biggest dance hits of 2016

Global smash “Dancing Kizomba” wins SOCAN Dance Music Award

July 19, 2017

Video: “We’ve played some gigs”

SOCAN members discuss their favourite venues in Canada

July 17, 2017

Petite-Vallée: Juste Robert Wins SOCAN Chanson coup de coeur Award

SOCAN also sponsors several workshops during 2017 edition of song fest

July 13, 2017

Video: SOCAN Award winner Jess Moskaluke – “Another year of firsts”

With co-writer Kelly Archer, discusses winning song “Take Me Home”

July 13, 2017

SOCAN members dominate 2017 Polaris Music Prize Short List

Our congratulations to the nominees!

July 13, 2017

Apply now Francophone SOCAN Publisher of the Year Award

Submit nomination for honour at next Montréal SOCAN Awards Gala

July 12, 2017

Nominees announced for 2017 Canadian Country Music Association Awards

James Barker Band, Brett Kissell, Dean Brody lead with five nominations each

July 12, 2017

Punk phenoms PUP win $10,000 SOCAN Songwriting Prize 2017

Music fans vote "DVP" favourite among 10 nominated songs

July 12, 2017

Video: Sony/ATV wins first-ever Anglophone SOCAN Publisher of the Year honour

“The award belongs to our songwriters”

July 11, 2017

SOCAN wins a 2017 Canadian Enterprise Award

For Best Music Licensing Non-Profit Organization

July 6, 2017

Video: Philosopher Kings tell Philadelphia story of "Hurts to Love You"

Song earns reuniting band a 2017 SOCAN Classic Award

July 5, 2017

SOCAN presents awards for “Starboy,” “Hello,” The Good Dinosaur at Canada 150 reception

Celebrating SOCAN members at fourth annual Los Angeles Family & Friends Canada Day party

July 4, 2017

SOCAN applauds landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision on illegal websites

Decision provides further protection to intellectual property owners

June 29, 2017

Video: Andy Kim on “Sugar Sugar” – “I love Homer Simpson singing it”

Much-covered classic wins SOCAN’s 2017 Cultural Impact Award

June 29, 2017

Two SOCAN members surprised onstage at 2017 FrancoFolies de Montréal

Andréanne A. Mallette, Laurence Castera unexpectedly receive SOCAN No. 1 Song Awards

June 28, 2017

Video: “Snow got a No. 1 hit and he been in jail”

The story of SOCAN Classic Award-winning song “Informer”

June 27, 2017

Video: The surprising inspiration for “Let Your Backbone Slide”

How Maestro Fresh Wes created a groundbreaking SOCAN Classic Award winner

June 26, 2017

Video: How Shaun Frank co-wrote one of the biggest global hits of 2016

Chainsmokers’ “Closer” wins SOCAN International Song Award and Dance Music Award

June 23, 2017

Video: Hedley win their first career-spanning honour

SOCAN 2017 National Achievement Award winners keep things fresh, fun

June 22, 2017

SOCAN presents first-ever “From Canada to L.A.: SOCAN All-Star Composers” panel

Clips and tips from leading SOCAN #ComposersWhoScore

June 22, 2017

Video: Nineteen85 reveals how long it took to write “Hotline Bling”

SOCAN’s 2017 Songwriter of the Year also lets his roots show

June 21, 2017

Video: Carly Rae Jepsen talks about songwriting

On “Cut to the Feeling,” E*MO*TION, her next album

June 21, 2017

Seventeen SOCAN #ComposersWhoScore nominated for Gémeaux Awards

Technical & Documentary Gala slated for Sept. 14, 2017

June 21, 2017

Ruth B finds career highlight at 2017 SOCAN Awards

Pop Music Award winner reaches new height in “Heaven”

June 21, 2017

SOCAN Awards shine bright lights on Canada's Music Creators and Publishers

Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance, Nineteen85, Ruth B, Andy Kim among those celebrated, with surprise performance by Snow, Maestro Fresh Wes

June 20, 2017

2017 SOCAN Songwriting Prize finalists vie for $10,000

Vote now, online or via social media

June 15, 2017

Record 2016 financial results “Powered by SOCAN”

Our 2017 Annual General Meeting draws 150-plus members in Montréal

June 14, 2017

Alexandre Désilets, Paupière featured in SOCAN showcase at Rendez-vous Pros des Francos 2017

SOCAN once again helps members to expand their careers abroad

June 13, 2017

SOCAN powers forward with record-breaking royalties for music creators, publishers

$330-million in total revenues; streaming royalties increase 118%

June 13, 2017

Livestream the SOCAN Annual General Meeting 2017

People who can’t attend in person can follow the event live

June 12, 2017

Deric Ruttan wins SOCAN songwriter honour at 2017 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards

Meghan Patrick wins big with four awards

June 12, 2017

SOCAN #ComposersWhoScore win seven 2017 LEO Awards

SOCAN co-sponsors the event

June 8, 2017

Sweet Success for Achievement Award winners at "The SOCANs"

Bryan Adams & Jim Vallance, "Sugar, Sugar" & Andy Kim, Nineteen85, Hedley among honourees in Toronto on June 19th

June 8, 2017

#ComposersWhoScore: Dear Criminals score an Iris Award

SOCAN members recognized for work on Anne Émond’s film Nelly

June 7, 2017

Register Now for 2017 Country Music Association of Ontario Conference

SOCAN co-sponsors event, songwriting award

June 6, 2017

Submissions open for several 2017 Canadian Country Music Association Awards

In various artist, radio, industry categories

June 5, 2017

Want to get “JUNO-ready”? Apply now for 2017 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class

Deadline for artist development program: June 30, 2017

June 5, 2017

SOCAN members to gather at AGM in Montréal on June 13, 2017

Matt Holubowski, DJ Sabrina Sabotage will perform

June 1, 2017

Rose-Erin Stokes wins Best Songwriter honour at 2017 Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards

Jackson Reed wins Best Album; SOCAN on the scene in panel, demo critique

May 30, 2017

SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste chosen one of Billboard's International Power Players

Recognizing our commitment to lead the global transformation of music rights

May 29, 2017

SOCAN, members shine at Europe’s largest hip-hop/R&B music conference

Worldwide key influencers “Meet the Canadians” at New Skool Rules 2017

May 26, 2017

SOCAN strengthens international team by appointing Steven Ambers

Meet our new Director, International Business Development & Compliance

May 24, 2017

ASCAP honours SOCAN members at 2017 Pop Music Awards

Alessia Cara, Wondagurl, The Weeknd, Drake among winners

May 24, 2017

KINLEY wins SOCAN Songwriter Award at 2017 Music PEI Awards

Also earns two other honours during May Run Music Festiva

May 23, 2017

Fast Romantics song “fights” its way to top of CBC Radio 2 Top 20

SOCAN presents No. 1 Song Award to Matthew Angus, Red Brick Music Publishing

May 19, 2017

Reclusive artist Allan Rayman surfaces to accept SOCAN No. 1 Song Award

His lucky “13” tops CBC Radio 2 Top 20 chart

May 19, 2017

SOCAN rocks Parliament Hill with advocacy, music

Reception hosts Minister of Canadian Heritage, more than 350 MPs, Senators, political staff

May 18, 2017

Video Interview: "Riding high, on some kind of mysterious wind"

Adam Cohen, on producing his late father Leonard Cohen's final album

May 17, 2017

Video Interview: Buffy Sainte-Marie on current moment in Indigenous culture

Winner of Allan Waters Humanitarian Prize at 2017 JUNO Awards

May 17, 2017

What do Neil Young, Bruce Cockburn, Beau Dommage and Stéphane Venne have in common?

They're this year's inductees into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

May 16, 2017

SOCAN comments on CMRRA acquisition by SoundExchange

World of music rights management moving quickly

May 15, 2017

BMI celebrates SOCAN members’ accomplishments

At both pop and screen music gala awards for 2017

May 12, 2017

Video Interview: July Talk on avoiding second album “sophomore slump”

On winning second consecutive JUNO, songwriting changes

May 12, 2017

Former SOCAN legal counsel announced as Christopher J. Reed award winner

Gala presentation slated for June 15

May 11, 2017

Video: Lydia Képinski, winner of the 2017 Francouvertes

Talented singer-songwriter takes $10,000 cash, other prizes

May 10, 2017

Three finalists announced for SOCAN Publisher of the Year Award

Cymba Music, Red Brick Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing

May 10, 2017

SOCAN’s third annual Kenekt Song Camp creates a record 31 new songs

Charlotte Cardin, Laurence Nerbonne, Lantz, others take advantage of collaborative songwriting opportunities

May 9, 2017

Video: Anique Granger, Mehdi Cayenne among major winners at 2017 Gala des prix Trille Or

Franco-Canadian music industry celebrated in 9th annual edition

May 9, 2017

Life at SOCAN stars in new video

Images, words on what it's like to work with Canada’s largest music-tech organization

May 8, 2017

Video Interview: Viral phenomenon and 2017 JUNO winner Ruth B

Discusses sudden success, playing live, staying centred, recording Safe Haven, songwriting process

May 5, 2017

Video Interview: Five-time JUNO winner Exco Levi

Discusses “Siren,” staying positive, winning his fifth JUNO, what’s next

May 3, 2017

More than 20 SOCAN #ComposersWhoScore nominated in 2017 musical LEO Awards

Honours celebrate excellence in B.C. film and TV

May 3, 2017

Double-winner Classified earns Song of the Year honour at 2017 East Coast Music Awards

Ben Caplan wins Songwriter of the Year; SOCAN hosts two-day Song House camp

May 1, 2017

Kenekt Québec Song Camp 2017: a most rewarding second edition

Seventeen SOCAN members collaborate on tomorrow’s hits

April 28, 2017

CUT CONNEX 2017 urban music conference planned for May 6-7 in Toronto

SOCAN to present “Cooking Beats” workshop with FrancisGotHeat

April 27, 2017

Klô Pelgag wins 2017 Prix Rapsat-Lelièvre

Awarded $5,000 cash prize, performance at Belgium’s Francofolies de Spa

April 26, 2017

Drake Hotel receives SOCAN Licensed To Play accolade at CMW 2017 Live Music Awards

Drake Music Programmer Ian MacNeil stresses the importance of SOCAN

April 26, 2017

SOCAN is everywhere at CMW 2017!

Presenting awards, delivering a keynote, judging a competition, hosting a booth

April 25, 2017

#ComposersWhoScore: Cristobal Tapia De Veer honoured with BAFTA

His first British award: Best Original Score for National Treasure

April 24, 2017

2017 JUNOs video interviews: Laurence Nerbonne

Francophone Album of the Year winner opens up backstage

April 21, 2017

Francouvertes: Vincent Roberge (a.k.a. Les Louanges) wins Chanson coup de coeur SOCAN award

Lydia Képinski, Les Louanges, Laurence-Anne move on to finals

April 20, 2017

JUNOs 2017 Video Interview: The Dirty Nil

Members talk about recording, songwriting, touring

April 18, 2017

JUNOs 2017 Video Interviews: Strumbellas

Members discuss shoelessness, small-town roots, JUNO-winning “Spirits”

April 13, 2017

JUNOs 2017 Video: Sarah McLachlan

Canadian music icon discusses her songwriting process

April 11, 2017

SOCAN celebrates spring, and members’ chart success

Third annual SOCAN Montréal Spring Party a big hit again

April 11, 2017

Call for nominations for SOCAN Publisher of the Year Award

To be presented at next SOCAN Awards in Toronto, June 2017

April 11, 2017

SOCAN recognizes Mother Mother with No. 1 Song Award

For “The Drugs” topping Nielsen BDS Modern Rock chart

April 10, 2017

JUNOs 2017 Video Interview: A Tribe Called Red (Part 1)

Members discuss album production that earned them JUNO win

April 7, 2017

Brian “Sweetwesty” West earns SOCAN No. 1 Song Award for Arkells’ “Private School”

Co-write with band tops Nielsen BDS Modern Rock Chart

April 7, 2017

#ComposersWhoScore: eight SOCAN members nominated at the Gala Québec Cinéma

Winners for Best Original Score to be announced June 1, 2017

April 6, 2017

JUNOs 2017 Video Interviews: Tanika Charles

Talks about her breakthrough year, songwriting, SOCAN

April 6, 2017

SOCAN celebrates A Tribe Called Red with No. 1 Song Award

For “R.E.D.” peaking on the MuchMusic Countdown

April 6, 2017

JUNOs 2017 Video Interview: Kaytranada (Part 2)

Talks about recording 99.9%, his videos, songwriting, future collaborations

April 6, 2017

JUNOs 2017 Video Interviews: Karl Wolf

Talks about previous JUNO noms, current collaborations, SOCAN

April 5, 2017

JUNOs 2017 Video Interviews: Kaytranada (Part 1)

Discusses JUNO win, Polaris Prize, songwriting, SOCAN, working with Mary J. Blige

April 5, 2017

SOCAN honours Billy Talent with No. 1 Song Award

For “Afraid of Heights” topping Nielsen BDS Album Rock chart

April 5, 2017

SOCAN and SODRAC Seeking Integrated Management of Music Rights in Canada

Actively discussing the possibility of combining operations

April 5, 2017

JUNOs 2017 Video: Alessia Cara discusses songwriting for her next album

Working alone, on guitar, all hours

April 4, 2017

Claim period began April 3, 2017, for settlement in unpaid mechanical and video royalties class action

Claim your unpaid royalties now!

April 4, 2017

SOCAN is everywhere at 2017 JUNO Awards

Members Gord Downie, Sarah McLachlan, the late Leonard Cohen among the honoured

April 3, 2017

Jack Richardson London Music Awards expands to a full week

Featuring Bob Ezrin, John Acquaviva, SOCAN workshop

March 30, 2017

2017 JUNO Award Nominee Video Interviews: Graham Walsh of Holy F__k

Discusses current climate for electronic music, continuing recognition, songwriting

March 30, 2017

CSAs 2017 #ComposersWhoScore Video Interviews: Matthew Schellenberg

Discusses his work on Love Sick, nominated song “Draw Blood,” SOCAN No. 1 Song Award, what’s next

March 28, 2017

Participate in finalist selection for 2017 Gémeaux Awards

Pick jury who'll select best #ComposersWhoScore of the year!

March 27, 2017

2017 JUNO Award Nominee Video Interviews: Heather Bambrick

Discusses her nomination, songwriting, favourite singers

March 27, 2017

CSAs 2017 #ComposersWhoScore Video Interviews: Michael White

Discusses his work on HEVN (Revenge), his collaborations, his niche in film composing

March 24, 2017

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

SOCAN members have until April 4, 2017, to apply

March 24, 2017

CSAs 2017 #ComposersWhoScore Video Interviews: Jeff Toyne

Discusses his work on Love Under the Stars, J.K. Rowling TV bio doc, learning at Sundance Lab

March 22, 2017

SOCAN wins 2017 Softech INTL Award for Best Creative Professional Advocacy

Once again leading the global transformation of music rights

March 22, 2017

SXSW 2017 hackathon creates new app, allowing possible increase in members’ set list reporting to SOCAN

We also showcase our members’ music at various events

March 21, 2017

CSAs 2017 #ComposersWhoScore Video Interviews: Geoff Bennet & André Hirz

Discuss their work on Moose, Max & Ruby, and their first soundtrack album

March 21, 2017

CSAs 2017 #ComposersWhoScore Video Interviews: Peter Chapman (a.k.a. Coins)

Discusses his work on nominated Wynonna Earp, on Daft Science, and what’s next

March 20, 2017

CSAs 2017 #ComposersWhoScore Video Interviews: Steve London

Discusses his work on nominated Born to Be Blue, studying with icons, what’s next

March 17, 2017

CSAs 2017 #ComposersWhoScore Video Interviews: Rob Carli

Discusses the TV scoring work that earned two nominations, one win

March 16, 2017

2017 JUNO Award Nominee Video Interviews: Coleman Hell

Discusses his nomination, touring, songwriting

March 14, 2017

SOCAN reception celebrates 2017 Canadian Screen Awards music category nominees

Attending #ComposersWhoScore include early gala winners Robert Carli, Steve London

March 13, 2017

SOCAN presents No. 1 Song Award to CSA 2017 nominee Matthew Schellenberg

For co-write with Begonia, “Juniper,” topping CBC Radio 2 Top 20

March 13, 2017

SOCAN members nominated in 2017 CSAs for Best Original Song in a Film

Milk & Bone, Matthew Schellenberg, David Braid

March 10, 2017

#ComposersWhoScore Profiles: CSA 2017 SOCAN member nominees for Best Original Score for a TV Series

Schaun Tozer, Peter Chapman, Trevor Yuile, Amin Bhatia, Ari Posner, Nicolas Maranda

March 9, 2017

#ComposersWhoScore Profiles: CSA 2017 SOCAN member nominees for Best Original Music Score for a TV Program

Jeff Toyne, Robert Carli, Lawrence Shragge, James Gelfand, Louise Tremblay

March 9, 2017

#ComposersWhoScore Profiles: CSA 2017 SOCAN member nominees for Best Original Music for a Non-Fiction TV Program or Series

Lesley Barber, John Welsman, Geoff Bennett, Andre Hirz, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Mark Korven

March 8, 2017

#ComposersWhoScore Profiles: CSA 2017 SOCAN member nominees for Best Original Score in a Film

Taymaz Saba, Jesse Zubot, Alain Mayrand, Michael White, Todor Kobakov, Steve London, David Braid

March 7, 2017

Overwhelming interest in YouTube Escrow Liquidation Agreement

Extensive FAQ available

March 6, 2017

2017 JUNO Award Nominee Video Interviews: Barbra Lica

Discusses her co-writing process, favourite vocalists, expanding her jazz palette

March 6, 2017

Atlantic Canadian singer-songwriters benefit from inaugural ECMA Songwriters Tour

Co-presented by SOCAN, the ECMA, and the APA

February 28, 2017

The Weeknd’s “Starboy” earns Daheala a SOCAN No. 1 Song Award

Co-writer of huge hit song receives his honour in L.A.

February 27, 2017

SOCAN joins Focus On Creators coalition, urging Government of Canada to support our members’ livelihoods

SOCAN members encouraged to sign on, to foster a better living for creative artists of all kinds

February 24, 2017

Cristobal Tapia De Veer wins a FIPA d’Or award

SOCAN members showcase at Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels

February 24, 2017

Audiam + SOCAN provide new YouTube service to get music creators and publishers their portion of millions of dollars of earned but unpaid U.S. YouTube royalties

Royalties were generated between August 2012 through December 2015

February 24, 2017

2017 JUNO Award Nominee Video Interviews: Whitehorse

Discuss blues category nomination, overdubbing, writing process

February 23, 2017

Apply now for 2017 Yamaha Keys to the JUNOs Songwriting Contest

Winners to receive Yamaha gear, 2017 JUNOs tickets

February 23, 2017

Video: Captivating SOCAN Songwriter’s Circle at RIDEAU Conference

Alexandre Désilets wins SOCAN Jury Prize

February 21, 2017

2017 JUNO Award Nominee Video Interviews: Doug Oliver of Cold Creek County

Discusses nomination, breakthrough year, writing a single in SOCAN office

February 17, 2017

2017 JUNO Award Nominee Video Interviews: Harrison

Discusses nomination, songwriting process, singing a record deal, more

February 14, 2017

Drake wins two 2017 Grammy Awards, his co-writer Nineteen85 wins one

The Weeknd performs, Céline Dion presents, other SOCAN members involved in Grammy-winning albums

February 13, 2017

Boi-1da, Kaytranada, Donovan Woods, Caveboy perform at 2017 “Canada @ The Grammys” party, co-presented by SOCAN

SOCAN members, Grammy nominees, key industry players connect, celebrate

February 10, 2017

2017 JUNO Award Nominee Video Interviews: Donovan Woods

Discusses songwriter nomination, writing process

February 10, 2017

SOCAN hosts first “Song Camp Monday” at Toronto office

LADY PARUL, Lisa Conway, Pat Robitaille inaugurate new program

February 8, 2017

Drake, The Weeknd, Shawn Mendes lead 2017 JUNO Award nominations with five each

Alessia Cara, the late Leonard Cohen earn four apiece

February 8, 2017

Francouvertes announces 21 artists in the 2017 contest lineup

SOCAN will present SOCAN Prize and “J’aime mes ex” series

February 7, 2017

CSHF inducts The Guess Who classic “Hand Me Down World”

The Sheepdogs pay tribute to vintage hit, written by Kurt Winter

February 6, 2017

JUNOs 2016 Video Interview: Kardinal Offishall

Discusses Kardi Gras Vol. 1, songwriting for the ages

February 3, 2017

Classified, Ria Mae, Repartee lead 2017 ECMA nominations

Other multiple nominees include Caroline Savoie, Les Hôtesses d'Hilaire, The Motorleague, Ben Caplan, Erin Costelo, Paper Lions

February 2, 2017

Submissions open for SOCAN Song House at 2017 ECMAs: Festival and Conference

Workshop targets Atlantic Canadian songwriters

February 2, 2017

SOCAN supports initial development of dotBlockchain music project

Along with MediaNet, Songtrust, CD Baby and FUGA to Spearhead

February 1, 2017

SOCAN participates in third annual UNISON Bonspiel

Helps raise over $20,000 for Canadian music community relief services

February 1, 2017

Records Crushed Again by SOCAN

Total revenue jumps 8%; streaming rockets up more than 460%

January 31, 2017

Québec City’s AUTOMAT earn two SOCAN No. 1 Song Awards

“Mémoire,” “Mea Culpa” both top Correspondants chart in Québec

January 27, 2017

Angel Forrest & Denis Coulombe win SOCAN-sponsored Maple Blues 2017 Songwriter Award

Forrest takes home two other awards, for Female Vocalist and Recording/Producer

January 27, 2017

Sam Roberts earns SOCAN No. 1 Song Awards for “Fiend,” “If You Want It"

Both peaked on CBC Radio 2 Top 20 Chart

January 23, 2017

SOCAN presents No. 1 Song Awards to July Talk members, Thomas D’Arcy

For “Push + Pull," “Picturing Love”; both topped Nielsen BDS Modern Rock Chart

January 20, 2017

Video Interview: renowned singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie

Discusses how she's a natural songwriter

January 20, 2017

Nominees announced for 2017 Trille Or Awards

Medhi Cayenne leads with 12 noms; Anique Granger gets nine

January 19, 2017

Submissions open for 2017 CBC Music Searchlight Contest

Competition shines light on Canada’s best new musical artist

January 19, 2017

Twenty-seven SOCAN members nominated for 2017 Canadian Screen Awards

March 12 gala to be broadcast live on CBC

January 18, 2017

Apply now for 2017 Unsigned Only competition

Grand prize of $20,000 USD cash and elite mentoring

January 17, 2017

SOCAN honours Hedley co-writers with two No. 1 Song Awards

For chart-topping hits “Hello” and “Lose Control”

January 16, 2017

“C’est la vie” earns Bobby Bazini a SOCAN No. 1 Song Award

He received his honour on-air at Montréal’s CHOM-FM

January 11, 2017

Submissions open for 2017 CCMA Discovery Program

Country artists can apply for career development opportunity

January 11, 2017

CSHF inducts classic “Si j’avais un char,” popularized by Cassonade

Marie-Pierre Arthur pays tribute to vintage song, written by Stephen Faulkner, Sylvie Choquette

January 9, 2017

Study finds music as important for working out as shoes

Music Drives Fitness research supports value of music

January 5, 2017

SOCAN presents two No. 1 Song Awards to Kobalt

For “Locked Away” and “Dark Horse” topping Billboard charts

December 21, 2016

SOCAN presents No. 1 Song Award to Joel Plaskett

For “Credits Roll” topping CBC Radio 2 Top 20

December 21, 2016

SOCAN celebrates with first annual Holiday Beach Party in L.A.

Presents No. 1 Song Awards to Simon Wilcox, Henry "Cirkut" Walter, Shawn Hook, Alessia Cara co-writer, Hedley co-writers

December 20, 2016

Drake leads SOCAN member 2017 Grammy Award nominations with eight

Other nominees include Paul “Nineteen85” Jefferies, Boi-1da, Noah “40” Shebib, Tory Lanez, Bob Moses

December 19, 2016

SOCAN honours The Weeknd with No. 1 Song Award for “Starboy”

Worldwide hit earns 17 million streams in opening weekend alone

December 15, 2016

Belly earns SOCAN No. 1 Song Award for “Might Not”

Song co-written with The Weeknd tops MuchMusic Countdown

December 15, 2016

Music ♥'s Everybody: SOCAN opens merch store for charity

All proceeds going to Unison Benevolent Fund

December 12, 2016

SOCAN presents No. 1 Song Award to Hannah Georgas for “Don’t Go”

With reps from almost all branches of her team in attendance

December 8, 2016

SOCAN presents No. 1 Song Awards to Universal Music Publishing Canada

For hits by Shawn Mendes, Hedley, Hannah Georgas, Carly Rae Jepsen, Tory Lanez

December 7, 2016

SOCAN honours Wintersleep with No. 1 Song Award for “Amerika”

To band-member songwriters Loel Campbell, Tim D’Eon, Paul Murphy

December 5, 2016

Classified, James Mullan each collect two SOCAN honours for co-writing Ria Mae’s “Clothes Off”

No. 1 Song Award, and Anglophone Song Award from 2016 Montréal Gala

December 2, 2016

Shaun Frank recognized with SOCAN No. 1 Song Award for “Closer"

Song tops six charts, including 12-week No. 1 run on Billboard Hot 100

December 1, 2016

GAMIQ 2016: Celebrating SOCAN members on Québec indie scene

Safia Nolin, Dead Obies, Les Goules and Crabe win big

November 29, 2016

Alessia Cara receives four SOCAN No. 1 Song Awards

For “Here,” “Outlaws,” “Wild Things,” “Scars to Your Beautiful”

November 29, 2016

CISAC Report: Creators’ royalties reach a record $11.5 billion worldwide

Eighty percent from music performance royalties

November 25, 2016

SOCAN presents No. 1 Awards to music publishers

During meetings/receptions celebrating their success

November 24, 2016

Bruce Cockburn to host 2016 JUNO Songwriters’ Circle

“The jewel of JUNO Week” co-presented by SOCAN

November 22, 2016

SOCAN honours Dylan Menzie with No. 1 Song Award

In recognition of “Kenya” topping CBC Radio 2 Top 20

November 22, 2016

Gala Country: Gabrielle Goulet and John Nathaniel win SOCAN Song of the Year Award

Yoan wins three honours, Laurie Leblanc named Songwriter of the Year

November 21, 2016

CSHF inducts classic “Hello, Hooray,” popularized by Judy Collins, Alice Cooper

SSP winners fast Romantics pay tribute to vintage hit, written by Rolf Kempf

November 21, 2016

Tickets on sale now for 2016 Unison Benevolent Fund Holiday Schmoozefest

Proceeds support social safety net for Canadian musicians, music industry

November 17, 2016

SOCAN hosts first edition of Kenekt Québec Song Camp

15 SOCAN members participate in highly creative event

November 16, 2016

Doug Edwards, co-writer of hit song "Wildflower," passes on at 70

Also performed for two decades with Chilliwack

November 15, 2016

SOCAN member discount for "I Create Music” ASCAP Expo 2017

12th annual conference takes place next April 13-15 in L.A.

November 15, 2016

SOCAN members Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd, Drake win at 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards

Justin Bieber also wins big

November 9, 2016

Ria Mae earns five honurs, including SOCAN Songwriter of the Year, at 2016 Music Nova Scotia Awards

Classified wins three, Ben Caplan receives two

November 8, 2016

SOCAN presents Ruth B with No. 1 Song Award for “Lost Boy”

International hit song tops MuchMusic Chart

November 7, 2016

SOCAN raises its profile in Sweden

Participates in songwriting camp; lectures at song school; meets with STIM, publishers

November 2, 2016

Video: Les sœurs Boulay, Safia Nolin, 2Frères win 2016 ADISQ Awards

Interviews with SOCAN member winners after gala ceremonies

November 1, 2016

Corb Lund wins 2016 SESAC Award in Nashville

Americana honour for "Things That Can’t Be Undone"

November 1, 2016

Video: Jean Leloup wins two ADISQ Awards, Fred Fortin named Songwriter of the Year

2Frères win ADISQ Pop Album of the Year, Group or Duo of the Year

October 31, 2016

SOCAN simplified: “Turn Your Music into Money”

Primers explain simply how members can get what they've fairly earned

October 31, 2016

Inuagural Alberta Electronic Music Conference set for Nov. 11-13, 2016, in Edmonton

Performers include Ardalan, Greazus, T-Power, FunkinEven, Sinistarr

October 31, 2016

2016 ADISQ Awards present opening salvo of Félix trophies

A rewarding gathering of music ecosystem players collects 44 honours

October 28, 2016

SOCAN presents No. 1 Song Award to Begonia

For “Juniper” topping CBC Radio 2 Top 20

October 27, 2016

SOCAN achieves 2016 Music Ally Digital Music Award for Innovation in Publishing

For fuelling its transformation into full-service MRO

October 27, 2016

SOCAN honours Donovan Woods with No. 1 Song Award

For “What Kind of Love is That?” topping CBC Radio 2 Top 20

October 26, 2016

CMPA and APEM present video on music publishing

SOCAN Foundation-financed production explains what a music publisher does

October 25, 2016

SOCAN hosts reception after Séan McCann keynote at 2016 Folk Music Ontario conference

Several other panels present valuable information and advice

October 25, 2016

SOCAN’s presence at MaMA 2016 in Paris draws notice

Eric Baptiste, Geneviève Côté speak at closing conference

October 24, 2016

Enter songs now for inaugural 2016 Canadian Songwriting Competition

More than $35,000 CDN in cash and prizes to be won

October 19, 2016

SOCAN partners with Core Rights, Re:Sound, to build new Canadian digital licensing marketplace/platform

Aiming to empower business owners easily obtain music licenses, return greatest value to music creators

October 18, 2016

SOCAN presents panel with Murda Beatz at IMSTA FESTA 2016

“Cooking Beats” session a highlight of SOCAN-sponsored music tech conference

October 18, 2016

SOCAN Song House at BreakOut West 2016 a great success

Participating songwriters cherish learning, experience

October 17, 2016

Pharis Romero wins SOCAN songwriter award at 2016 BreakOut West WCMAs

Brett Kissel, Bros. Landreth, SonReal among other winners

October 17, 2016

SOCAN co-sponsors 2016 Merge Songwriting Camp in Toronto

Jessie Reyez, xSDTRK, Matthew Burnett among participating SOCAN members

October 14, 2016

SOCAN member Drake earns record-breaking 13 nominations for 2016 American Music Awards

The Weeknd, Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes also recognized

October 11, 2016

Manitoban Mamadou wins SOCAN Prize at Chant’Ouest for his song “Gorée”

Yukon’s Sophie Villeneuve wins People’s Choice Award

October 11, 2016

CSHF inducts classic “Sing High, Sing Low,” popularized by Anne Murray

VACAY pays tribute to vintage hit, written by Brent Titcomb

October 11, 2016

Journées de la culture : A conversation with Cristobal Tapia de Veer

Série noire and Utopia music composer discusses his creative approach

October 5, 2016

Submit now for Canadian Blast at SXSW Festival 2017

Artists must meet export-ready criteria

October 4, 2016

SOCAN member Shawn Mendes earns second No. 1 album on Billboard 200

Illuminate earns 145,000 equivalent album unit sales in one week

October 3, 2016

SOCAN, MediaNet connect with music business reps at 2016 AIMP Industry Toolbox

Exhibiting our products, services at music rights tech/publishing event

October 3, 2016

Submit now for 2017 JUNO Awards

Deadline for most categories: Nov. 11, 2016

September 30, 2016

SOCAN member acts Neon Dreams, The Lytics, Youngblood win entry to 2017 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class

Prize includes artist development, $10,000 MuchFACT Award, trip to 2017 JUNO Awards

September 29, 2016

Pop Montréal: SOCAN hosts “Cooking Beats” workshop, featuring High Klassified

Winner of Electronic Music Award at 2016 SOCAN Montréal Gala shares beat-making recipes

September 28, 2016

SOCAN hosts “Settling the Score” seminar for Vancouver screen composers

Sharing valuable information on cue sheets, digital royalties, more

September 23, 2016

SOCAN’s Tim Hardy educates members at Festival Music House Atlantic during 2016 AFF

While they showcase for established L.A. music supervisors

September 22, 2016

Video: Highlights from 2016 Montréal SOCAN Awards Gala

Event held Sept. 12, 2016, at Métropolis

September 16, 2016

SOCAN members awarded in 2016 Unsigned Only song competition

Chris Buck Band, Jules receive top prizes

September 16, 2016

Vince Degiorgio appointed President of CMPA

Brings wealth of experience to the role

September 14, 2016

SOCAN Montréal Awards Gala honours 80 music creators, publishers

Including Cœur de Pirate, Grimes, Stéphane Venne, Ariane Moffatt, Alain Chartrand, Richard Séguin, Éric Lapointe, Les Colocs

September 13, 2016

Dean Brody wins Songwriter, Single, Video of the Year at 2016 Country Music Awards

Also earns SOCAN No. 1 Song Award, and SOCAN once again sponsors Country Music WeekSongwriters’ Series

September 12, 2016

Ma Première Place des Arts 2017: Submit your original songs

SOCAN invites its songwriters to pitch original songs for the MPPDA contest singers

August 31, 2016

SOCAN Montréal Awards 2016 to celebrate music creators, publishers

Grimes, Cœur de Pirate, Stéphane Venne, Ariane Moffatt, Alain Chartrand, Richard Séguin, Éric Lapointe, Les Colocs to be honoured

August 30, 2016

Video: 2016 FICG crowns Samuele; Lydia Képinski wins the SOCAN Award

SOCAN sponsors the event again this year

August 29, 2016

SOCAN Foundation announces 24 Young Composers, Young Audio Visual Composers Award winners

Awards a total of $51,000 to prize winners

August 24, 2016

CUT CONNEX urban music conference planned for Sept. 10-11, 2016, in Edmonton

Connecting urban musicians, consumers, music business

August 23, 2016

Submit now for SOCAN Song House at 2016 BreakOut West

Scheduled for Oct. 12-13 in Regina

August 17, 2016

Ayaz Virani wins $25,000 Canada’s Walk of Fame Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize

Young singer-songwriter attains honour sponsored by RBC

August 16, 2016

Video Interview: Multiple JUNO, SOCAN, Latin Grammy winner Alex Cuba

Discusses songwriting process, co-writing, documentary film project

August 15, 2016

SOCAN celebrates our 2016 Songwriting Prize winners Fast Romantics

$10,000, Godin guitar, Yamaha keyboard, Long & McQuade gift certificate, for winning song “Julia”

August 11, 2016

Dinuk Wijeratne collects 2016 Jan V. Matejcek SOCAN Award

Presented for new classical music

August 10, 2016

CSHF inducts comic classic “K-K-K-Katy,” popular during world wars

JUNO nominee Alex Pangman pays tribute to vintage hit song

August 8, 2016

Call for nominations for Francophone SOCAN Publisher of the Year Award

To be presented at next Gala de la SOCAN in Montréal in September

July 25, 2016

SOCAN presents No. 1 Song Award to Tory Lanez

For “Say It” topping Billboard Mainstream Hip Hop/R&B chart

July 25, 2016

SOCAN acquires Audiam on heels of MediaNet purchase

Completes first-ever global licensing/royalty payment solution for streaming services

July 21, 2016

SOCAN presents No. 1 Song Award for "Together We Are One"

Serena Ryder hit created by co-writers at S.A.C. “Songworks Pro” Camp

July 20, 2016

SOCAN Awards 2016 Video Interview: Presenter Alan Frew

On working after his stroke, songwriting solo vs. co-writing, and more

July 19, 2016

Charles-Antoine Gosselin wins second SOCAN Award at Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée

SOCAN sponsors many workshops during 34th edition of song festival

July 15, 2016

Ma première Place des Arts 2017: Submit unrecorded songs now

SOCAN invites music publishers to submit unexploited songs to singers

July 14, 2016

Avoid postal strike royalty cheque delays with SOCAN direct deposit

You'll also benefit from many other advantages

July 14, 2016

SOCAN Awards 2016 Video Interview: SOCAN Classics Award double-winner Brad Roberts

Former Crash Test Dummies forntman discusses writing winning songs “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” and “Afternoons & Coffeespoons”

July 14, 2016

SOCAN members dominate 2016 Polaris Music Prize Short List

Our congratulations to the nominees!

July 14, 2016

Nominees announced for 2016 CCMA Awards

Brett Kissell, Dean Brody lead with five nominations each

July 14, 2016

SOCAN helps mentor Northern Ontario members in Canadian Songwriter Challenge

During 2016 Northern Lights Festival Boreal in Sudbury

July 13, 2016

SOCAN Awards 2016 Video Interview: Urban Music Award winner Eestbound

Co-writer of Travi$ Scott’s “Antidote” on the song, what he’s working on now, what’s next

July 13, 2016

Submit now for ole's "On the Spot" next great country star contest

Chance at contract worth up to $40,000 USD in value

July 12, 2016

SOCAN Awards 2016 Video Interview: Folk/Roots Music Award winner Amelia Curran

On her Massey Hall debut, her strong year, dramatic writing, and her mental health advocacy work

July 12, 2016

SOCAN Awards 2016 Video Interview: Hagood Hardy Award winner, jazz pianist/composer Robi Botos

On becoming Oscar Peterson’s protégé, his award-winning year, his Roma musical roots

July 11, 2016

Fast Romantics’ “Julia” Wins SOCAN Songwriting Prize

Eleventh annual competition draws record votes to decide winners in English and French

July 11, 2016

SOCAN Awards 2016 Video Interview: Hawaii Five-O composer Keith Power

Winner of SOCAN International TV Series Music Award

July 8, 2016

SOCAN Awards 2016 Video Interview: “Jackpot” winner, singer-songwriter Jocelyn Alice

Pop/Rock Award-winning song co-written with Hello Moth

July 7, 2016

SOCAN Awards 2016 Video Interview: co-writers/co-producers of Award-winning Alessia Cara song “Here”

Kuya Productions’ Sammy and Bobby Gerongco, Terence Lam

July 6, 2016

SOCAN celebrates in L.A. with third annual Family & Friends Canada Day party

Presents Stephan Moccio, Clinton Shorter with SOCAN Awards

July 5, 2016

SOCAN Awards 2016 Video Interview: Pop/Rock winner Francesco Yates

On winning song “Better to be Loved,” touring with Hedley, more

July 5, 2016

Drake's Views album at No. 1 for ninth week on Billboard 200 chart

Spends most consecutive weeks at No. 1 for an album by a man since 1992

July 5, 2016

SOCAN Awards 2016 Video Interview: The Weeknd co-writer/co-producer Illangelo

Wins Pop/Rock, International Awards for “The Hills

July 4, 2016

SOCAN Awards 2016 Video Interview: co-writers of Award-winning songs “Summertime,” “Bungalow”

Trevor Guthrie, Simon Wilcox, Mike Wise, Thomas "Tawgs" Salter

June 30, 2016

SOCAN Awards 2016 Video Interview: Country Award winners Jason Blaine, Deric Ruttan

On co-writing Blaine’s hit song “Country Side”

June 29, 2016

Submit today for Canadian Songwriting Challenge 2016

Deadline is June 29, 2016, 5:00 p.m. EST

June 28, 2016

SOCAN Awards 2016 Video Interview: Performers Lennon and Maisy

Nashville TV show stars on pop versus country, co-writing songs with Max Martin, their upcoming album, more

June 28, 2016

SOCAN Awards 2016 Video Interview: Pop/Rock Award winner Shawn Hook

On the honour, his songwriting career, co-writing versus solo, and more

June 27, 2016

SOCAN Awards 2016 Video Interview: National Achievement Award winner Johnny Reid

On the honour, his family, his 2016 tour, JJ Shiplett, Red Tartan wine

June 23, 2016

Video Playlist: SOCAN Awards 2016 winners say “Thank You”

Johnny Reid, Francesco Yates, Jason Blaine, Wondagurl, more

June 23, 2016

Apply now for second annual Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class

Deadline for artist development program: June 30, 2016

June 23, 2016

SOCAN Awards 2016 celebrate great Canadian songwriters, composers, film scorers, music publishers

The Weeknd, Alessia Cara, Johnny Reid among the honoured

June 21, 2016

Safia Nolin wins the 2016 Prix Félix-Leclerc

Receives $2,500 cash prize from SOCAN

June 16, 2016

Apply now for 2017 Folk Alliance International Conference

Deadline for applications: Oct. 3, 2016

June 16, 2016

SOCAN presents No. 1 Song Award to Marc Dupré, Nelson Minville during TV show Sucré Salé

SOCAN meets with songwriters of “La moitié de tes secrets” at Montréal’s Bell Centre

June 15, 2016

SOCAN AGM draws 200-plus members in Vancouver

Record financial results, focus on stepping ahead, Jeff Toyne interview

June 14, 2016

“The Hockey Theme” to be honoured at SOCAN Night in Canada

Annual SOCAN Awards in Toronto June 20th celebrate music creation and publishing

June 13, 2016

CSHF inducts “Chante-la ta chanson”

Zaki Ibrahim honours hit song, written by Jean Lapointe, Marcel Lefebvre

June 13, 2016

SOCAN achieves record high royalties for music creators, music publishers

$308 million in total revenues, record-low net expense ratio

June 13, 2016

SOCAN Songwriting Prize finalists to square off for $10,000

Online and social media voting determines winning song

June 9, 2016

SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste re-appointed Chair of CISAC Board

Delivers keynote address to CISAC's 90th Anniversary General Assembly

June 8, 2016

SOCAN’s second annual Kenekt Song Camp fosters members’ collaborative new songs

Ria Mae, Jenna Andrews, others excited at new songwriting opportunities

June 8, 2016

Submit now for 15th annual Independent Music Awards

SOCAN members get one free song submission

June 7, 2016

SOCAN and SACEM sign unprecedented transatlantic agreement

First to fully represent Canadian music creators throughout Europe

June 2, 2016

JUNOs 2016 Video Interviews: Whitehorse

Duo discusses its songwriting process, SOCAN

June 1, 2016

SOCAN launches APIs to drive music royalties innovation

Enables app developers to transform digital era music rights management

May 31, 2016

Margaret McGuffin appointed CMPA Executive Director

Brings wide range of music industry experience to role

May 31, 2016

Samito, La Bronze featured in SOCAN showcase at Rendez-vous Pros des Francos 2016

SOCAN renews involvement in Francofolies

May 26, 2016

SOCAN hosts 2016 Family & Friends Bash for Nashville’s songwriting community

Presents No. 1 Song Awards to Brad Rempel, Steven Lee Olsen

May 24, 2016

La Famille Ouellette wins 20th annual Francouvertes

Band awarded $10,000 cash and many other prizes

May 10, 2016

SOCAN events highlight CMW 2016

Presenting awards to The Weeknd, Harbourfront; speaking on panels

May 10, 2016

SOCAN hosts “Settling the Score” seminar for screen composers

Sharing valuable information on cue sheets, digital royalties, more

May 10, 2016

Register Now for 2016 CMAO “Spring Tune Up” Conference

SOCAN co-sponsors conference, sponsors songwriting award

May 6, 2016

SOCAN celebrates spring – and its members’ chart success

SOCAN Montréal seasonal party a major hit

May 5, 2016

SOCAN gets serious attention on Parliament Hill

Reception hosts Minister of Canadian Heritage, more than 200 MPs, Senators and political staff

May 5, 2016

SOCAN members win in 2015 International Songwriting Competition

Aaron Buchholz, Sultans Of String, Brock Zeman, Andrew Peebles, Mickael Fortin among winners

May 4, 2016

Canadian Music Week receives second Licensed to Play designation

SOCAN co-sponsors first-ever Live Music Industry Awards

May 3, 2016

Apply now for National Music Centre 2016-17 Artist in Residence program

Application deadline is May 31, 2016

May 3, 2016

CSHF inducts “J’ai la tête en gigue”

Ingrid St. Pierre pays tribute to Jim Corcoran’s hit song

May 2, 2016

Michael Bublé, Susan Aglukark honoured with 2016 Governor General's Awards

Renowned SOCAN members among seven honourees

April 28, 2016

JUNOs 2016 Video Interviews: Kalle Mattson

On songwriting, career changes, what's next, and SOCAN

April 25, 2016

SOCAN Responds to April Copyright Board of Canada Decision

SOCAN pleased with results for our members

April 22, 2016

JUNOs 2016 Video Interviews: Tom Wilson

On his 14th JUNO nomination, "losing" to Buffy Sainte-Marie, and SOCAN

April 21, 2016

SOCAN member film & TV composer/arranger Pete Coulman passes away

Arranged music for Tommy Banks, Tony Bennett, won three SOCAN Awards

April 21, 2016

SOCAN member discount for two CMW 2016 events

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

April 20, 2016

JUNOs 2016 Video Interviews: Coleman Hell

Discusses touring, songwriting, and SOCAN

April 20, 2016

Register now for #YVRSongShop in Vancouver

Five-day songwriting workshop presented by Nimbus school/studio

April 20, 2016

JUNOs 2016 Video Interviews: Paul Brandt

Discusses hosting the JUNO Songwriters Circle, playing the JUNO broadcast, songwriting, and SOCAN

April 19, 2016

Hey Rosetta! wins four awards at 2016 ECMAs

SOCAN Song House a highlight of ECMW 2016

April 19, 2016

Francouvertes 2016: Fudge frontman David Bujold wins SOCAN Prize

His song “Ju” earns $1,000 cash award

April 15, 2016

JUNOs 2016 Video Interviews: Walk Off the Earth

Discuss songwriting, SOCAN

April 14, 2016

Apply now for $4.9 million Project Wild for Alberta-based country/roots artists

Deadline is May 4, 2016

April 14, 2016

Apply Now for 2016 Folk Music Ontario Conference showcases

FMO members can also register now at a discount

April 14, 2016

JUNOs 2016 Video Interviews: Alan Doyle

Discusses post-Great Big Sea songwriting, production, SOCAN

April 12, 2016

JUNOs 2016 Video Interviews: Scott Helman

Talks about playing the JUNO broadcast, Alessia Cara, songwriting

April 12, 2016

East Coast Music Week receives SOCAN Licensed to Play designation

First Eastern Canadian festival to license all venues

April 12, 2016

JUNOs 2016 Video Interviews: Kardinal Offishall

Legendary rapper on self-designed jacket and cap (in-depth interview on his music still to come)

April 11, 2016

JUNOs 2016 Video Interviews: SonReal

Nominated rapper on JUNO Gala performance, Vancouver, songwriting, SOCAN

April 8, 2016

JUNOs 2016 Video Interviews: Burton Cummings

Legendary figure discusses importance of songwriting, SOCAN

April 8, 2016

Ria Mae earns SOCAN No. 1 Song Award for "Clothes Off"

For peaking on CBC Radio 2 Top 20 chart

April 8, 2016

Video Interviews: Josh Ramsay of Marianas Trench, Part 4 of 4

On songwriting as a vehicle for big, intense emotions

April 8, 2016

Strumbellas earn SOCAN No. 1 Song Award for "Spirits"

For peaking on CBC Radio 2 Top 20 chart

April 7, 2016

Video: SOCAN JUNO 2016 video interviews on the way

Stay tuned for videos featuring dozens of SOCAN members

April 6, 2016

Video Interviews: Josh Ramsay of Marianas Trench, Part 3 of 4

On co-writing: "Call Me Maybe," Chad Kroeger, and more

April 6, 2016

SOCAN achieves greatest-ever presence at 2016 JUNO Awards

The Weeknd wins big

April 5, 2016

Half Moon Run earns a SOCAN No. 1 Song Award

Montréal-based band tops charts with “Turn Your Love”

March 31, 2016

Video Interviews: Josh Ramsay of Marianas Trench, Part 2 of 4

On songwriting for the band, for others, and writing "Here's to the Zeros"

March 30, 2016

SOCAN presents two No. 1 Song Awards to Metric’s Emily Haines, Jimmy Shaw

For “The Shade,” “Lie Lie Lie” both topping CBC Radio 2 Top 20 chart

March 24, 2016

Register now for PMPA training sessions

Courses on music publishing begin April 7, 2016

March 24, 2016

Video Interview: 2016 Canadian Screen Award nominee Rob Carli

Discusses work on Murdoch Mysteries, Wynona Earp, support from SOCAN

March 23, 2016

Gala du cinéma Québécois 2016: Martin Léon wins, François Dompierre honoured

Léon walks away with Best Original Music for Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre

March 21, 2016

Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd, Coleman Hell lead nominations for 2016 CRMAs

Nominees Hell, Ria Mae, Scott Helman perform at awards show

March 18, 2016

Video Interview: 2016 Canadian Screen Award nominee Amin Bhatia

On his nominated score, working with Ari Posner, support from SOCAN

March 17, 2016

Submit now for Canada’s Walk of Fame RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize

More than $100,000 in cash and prizes to be won

March 17, 2016

Canada's music creation capital 2016 is officially Montréal's Mile End

SOCAN determines Canada's centres of songwriting and composing success

March 16, 2016

Video: SOCAN talks to 2016 Canadian Screen Award winner Darren Fung

On his winning score, its theatrical adaptation, support from SOCAN

March 15, 2016

SOCAN presents two 2015 Pop/Rock Awards to Hedley’s Jacob Hoggard

Honoured for “Heaven in Our Headlights,” “Crazy for You”

March 15, 2016

SOCAN reception celebrates 2016 Canadian Screen Awards music category nominees

Including early gala winner Darren Fung

March 14, 2016

SOCAN member Roger Tabra passes away at 66

Writer of many hit songs for Québec artists such as Éric Lapointe

March 14, 2016

JUNO Week steps ahead to become Licensed to Play with SOCAN

SOCAN and CARAS call on businesses that use music to support its creators through fair licensing

March 10, 2016

CARAS announces lineup for JUNO Song Circle, co-sponsored by SOCAN

Paul Brandt, Alan Doyle, Alex Cuba, Autumn Hill, Matthew Good, Old Man Luedecke, Ria Mae

March 8, 2016

CSHF inducts Moe Koffman’s “Swinging Shepherd Blues”

Jane Bunnett and Ron Korb, featuring Jake Koffman, pay tribute to unexpected hit song

March 7, 2016

King Melrose receive SOCAN No. 1 Song Award on-air during Monique Giroux radio show

Co-writers, publishers of ”Ne me laisse pas tomber” also honoured

March 2, 2016

Raffy honoured with SOCAN No. 1 Song Award for “La dérive”

Receive their plaques onstage during a show

March 1, 2016

New songwriter online application process makes it easier to join SOCAN

Carlo Birri first to join via new process – in nine minutes

February 23, 2016

Samito wins SOCAN Award at 2016 Bourse RIDEAU

Will be featured in SOCAN showcase during Francofolies de Montréal

February 23, 2016

2016 JUNO Award Nominee Video Interviews: DRU

Discusses his nomination, songwriting, more

February 23, 2016

MAGIC!, DVBBS honoured at SOCAN 2016 pre-Grammy reception

Nominees, key players, music industry reps network

February 19, 2016

2016 JUNO Award Nominee Video Interviews: Tara Kannangara

Discusses her nominated album, songwriting, more

February 19, 2016

SOCAN member The Weeknd wins two 2016 Grammy Awards, performs on broadcast

Joni Mitchell album also wins, for best album notes

February 16, 2016

2016 JUNO Award Nominee Video Interviews: Kalle Mattson

Discusses his nominated “Avalanche” video, others

February 11, 2016

It’s official: SOCAN is a Great Place To Work®

Certified in the 2016 “Best Workplaces in Canada” program

February 11, 2016

SOCAN gets involved more than ever to celebrate Francouvertes 20th Anniversary

Event announces 21 artists selected for competition

February 10, 2016

2016 JUNO Award Nominee Video Interviews: The Sheepdogs

Ewan Currie, Ryan Gullen on their nomination, songwriting, touring

February 9, 2016

Simon Martin wins Composer of the Year at Opus Awards Gala

Many other SOCAN members awarded during event

February 9, 2016

SOCAN member Gilles Brown passes away on his 73rd birthday

He wrote some of the biggest Francophone hits of the ‘60s

February 8, 2016

Apply now for Alberta Music and Music BC CMW 2016 showcases

Deadlines: Feb. 16 and Feb. 19, respectively

February 8, 2016

2016 JUNO Award Nominee Video Interviews: Double nominee Scott Helman

Rising singer-songwriter on his nomination, co-writing, and confidence

February 5, 2016

SOCAN presents No. 1 Song Award to Yukon Blonde

For “Saturday Night” topping CBC Radio 2 chart

February 5, 2016

The Weeknd leads nominations for 2016 JUNO Awards

Including Songwriter of the Year, presented by SOCAN

February 3, 2016

SOCAN releases third Licensed to Play video

Third of three promoting value of music

February 3, 2016

Register now for contest and showcases at Granby song fest

SOCAN members can apply until April 1, 2016

February 2, 2016

Contact ontarois: Pandaléon gets rewarded, SOCAN gets involved

Band receives four awards

February 2, 2016

CSHF inducts “Mile After Mile (Mille après mille)”

Élage Diouf pays tribute to hit country song

February 1, 2016

Apply now for 2016 Unsigned Only competition

Grand prize of $20,000 cash and elite mentoring

January 28, 2016

Burton Cummings to be inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Induction will take place during 2016 JUNO Awards

January 28, 2016

Hey Rosetta!, Jenn Grant, Amelia Curran, Fortunate Ones lead 2016 ECMA nominations

Other multiple nominees include Mo Kenney, Ryan Hemsworth

January 27, 2016

Nine SOCAN members nominated for 2016 Jutra Awards

Winner/s for Best Original Music to be announced March 20th

January 26, 2016

Alexe Gaudreault awarded SOCAN No. 1 Song Award on-air during Belle et Bum taping

Co-writers and publisher of “Placebo” also rewarded

January 25, 2016

Submissions open for 2016 BreakOut West Festival

Also for Western Canadian Music, and Industry, Awards

January 22, 2016

SOCAN to participate in panels at January Music Meeting in Winnipeg

Also sponsors Town Hall at Manitoba Music event

January 21, 2016

Video: 21 SOCAN members nominated for 2016 Canadian Screen Awards

March 13 gala to be broadcast live on CBC

January 20, 2016

Colin Linden wins SOCAN-sponsored Maple Blues 2016 Songwriter Award

Steve Hill wins big with three awards

January 19, 2016

SOCAN tracks more record results in 2015 for music creators

New record for total revenue of approximately $310-million

January 15, 2016

Céline Dion's husband, mentor René Angélil passes away at 73

Guided Dion to pop superstardom

January 14, 2016

Red Bull Music Academy will visit Montréal in 2016

SOCAN members can apply starting Jan. 18

January 14, 2016

Paul Brandt to host 2016 JUNO Songwriters’ Circle

“The jewel of JUNO Week” co-presented by SOCAN

January 12, 2016

Submissions open for 2016 CCMA Discovery Program

Country musicians can apply for career development

January 6, 2016

Apply now for Yamaha Keys to the JUNOs Songwriting Contest

Winners to receive Yamaha gear, 2016 JUNOs tickets

January 5, 2016

SOCAN members The Weeknd, Drake, DaHeala, Boi-1da, Stephan Moccio earn multiple nominations for 2016 Grammy Awards

Nominees also include Alex Cuba, Joni Mitchell

January 4, 2016

Cultural and creative industries fuel global economy

Provide 29.5 million jobs worldwide

December 18, 2015

Apply now for Great Escape 2016

Registration closes in February 2016

December 17, 2015

Video: CSHF inducts “We’ll Sing in the Sunshine”

Royal Wood pays tribute to Grammy-winning worldwide hit

December 14, 2015

Video: Highlights from the 2015 SOCAN Awards Gala in Montréal

Held Oct. 5, 2015, at Métropolis

December 14, 2015

SOCAN presents No. 1 Awards to music publishers

During meetings/receptions celebrating their success

December 10, 2015

Submit now for 2016 JUNOfest

Selected artists perform during JUNO Week

December 9, 2015

Eat, sing and be merry: music is the food of fun

Research finds Canadians have an even better time when music sets the tone

December 9, 2015

SOCAN presents two No. 1 Song Awards to Scott Helman

For “Bungalow” and “That Sweater” topping CBC Radio 2 chart

December 8, 2015

SOCAN sponsors TSP program at 2015 CAPACOA Conference

Bringing together presenters, agents, managers for mentorship, development

December 4, 2015

Eric Baptiste re-appointed SOCAN CEO

Will lead the organization for at least five more years

December 1, 2015

Submit now for 2016 pre-Grammy Canadian Blast showcase in L.A.

Submission deadline is Dec. 8, 2015

December 1, 2015

Video: 10th annual GAMIQ: Induction, homage and winners

Celebrating SOCAN members on Québec indie music scene

November 30, 2015

SOCAN launches Licensed to Play advocacy campaign

Promotes fair licensing, value of music to businesses

November 30, 2015

Apply now for 2016 Artist Entrepreneur Program in Toronto

Presented by Canada’s Music Incubator and Coalition Music

November 27, 2015

Apply now for MusicOntario Showcase at 2016 Folk Alliance Conference

Deadline for applications: Dec. 11, 2015

November 26, 2015

2015 PEAK Performance Project winners awarded more than $450,000

Bed of Stars, Leeroy Stagger each win grand prizes in B.C., Alberta

November 26, 2015

Supreme Court's decision re-affirms music creators' rights

Broadcast-incidental copying of musical works indeed deserves to be licensed fairly

November 26, 2015

Tickets on sale now for Unison Benevolent Fund Holiday Schmoozefest

Proceeds support social safety net for Canadian musicians, music industry

November 25, 2015

Video interview: 2015 Canada’s Walk of Fame presenter Molly Johnson

On inductee Lawrence Hill, songwriting, her Canadian music playlist

November 25, 2015

Video interview: 2015 Canada’s Walk of Fame inductee Lawerence Hill

Author of The Book of Negroes on his appreciation of Bruce Cockburn

November 24, 2015

2Frères, publishers, songwriter Steve Marin awarded SOCAN No. 1 Song Award

For “Nous autres,” which topped BDS Chart for seven weeks

November 24, 2015

Video Interview: Don Cherry, Ron MacLean discuss their favourite Canadian music

Canada’s Walk of Fame 2015 inductees talk hockey songs, too

November 19, 2015

SOCAN stands in solidarity with the people of France

Condemns all fanatical violence

November 17, 2015

Video: SOCAN interviews 2015 Canada’s Walk of Fame performer Johnny Reid

Singer talks about songwriting for new album, discovering new protegé

November 17, 2015

Video: SOCAN interviews 2015 Canada’s Walk of Fame inductee Michael Bublé

Superstar crooner talks about his growth as a songwriter

November 16, 2015

Video Interviews: Philippe Brach, Galaxie at the 2015 ADISQ Gala

Chatting backstage with Discovery, Band of the Year

November 12, 2015

Video: SOCAN interviews 2015 Canada’s Walk of Fame award winner Shawn Mendes

Teen sensation talks briefly about his songwriting

November 12, 2015

Ria Mae wins SOCAN Songwriter honours at Music Nova Scotia Awards

Mo Kenney wins four trophies, including Recording of the Year

November 12, 2015

The Weeknd receives six SOCAN No. 1 Song Awards

Songs topped the Billboard, MuchMusic charts

November 11, 2015

Michael Bublé, Shawn Mendes honoured at 2015 Canada's Walk of Fame gala

Bublé inducted, Mendes wins Allan Slaight Award

November 11, 2015

Video: SOCAN’s inaugural Kenekt Song Camp fosters members’ collaborative new songs

Jully Black, David Myles, others excited at new songwriting opportunities

November 11, 2015

Video Interviews: Fred Pellerin, Marie-Pierre Arthur at 2015 ADISQ Gala

Sharing their impressions backstage at annual celebration of Québec music industry

November 10, 2015

Amelia Curran, Catherine McLellan win two awards each at 2015 CFMAs

Curran, Louis-Jean Cormier, Digging Roots win songwriting awards

November 10, 2015

Video Interviews: Jean Leloup, Ariane Moffatt win big at 2015 ADISQ gala

SOCAN members shine throughout celebratory evening

November 9, 2015

Video interview: Donald Tarlton, winner of the Special Achievement Award at the Montréal SOCAN Gala

Honoured for his contribution to growth of music industry in Québec, Canada

November 5, 2015

SOCAN holds inaugural meeting with Canadian screen composers

Well-received gathering strengthens relationship, allows healthy dialogue

November 5, 2015

SOCAN welcomes new ministers

Looks forward to making even greater strides forward in Ottawa

November 5, 2015

SOCAN member discount for "I Create Music” ASCAP Expo 2016

11th annual conference takes place April 28 - May 30 in L.A.

November 4, 2015

Video Interview: Pierre Létourneau, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Montréal SOCAN Gala

Saluting his exceptional, lifelong success

November 4, 2015

SOCAN holds well-received Family & Friends Night in Vancouver

“Making it Work” panel strikes a chord with members

November 2, 2015

SOCAN presents two No. 1 Song Awards to Fortunate Ones

For “The Bliss” and “Lay Me Down” topping CBC Radio 2 chart

November 2, 2015

Video Interview: Alex Nevsky, winner of SOCAN’s Songwriter of the Year Award

Also wins two SOCAN Popular Song Awards at Montréal Gala

November 2, 2015

ADISQ presents 43 Felix Awards, including two each for Jean Leloup, Pierre Lapointe

SOCAN co-hosts reception between two ADISQ Galas

October 28, 2015

Brownlee, Merrett, Glover win SOCAN Songwriter Award at 2015 BCCMAs

Dallas Smith wins six honours

October 28, 2015

Video Interview: Gilles Vigneault, first-ever winner of SOCAN’s Cultural Impact Award

Legend explains how his iconic song “Gens du pays” came to be, among other things

October 27, 2015

Video Interview: Milk & Bone, winners of SOCAN Breakout Award at Montréal gala

Duo shares digital marketing strategy, among other things

October 26, 2015

Video Interview: Five-time SOCAN Classics Award winner Kevin Parent

From his Pigeon d’argile album days to his future projects

October 22, 2015

S.A.C. presents “Getting Your Song on Radio” workshop/webcast

Indie88 and Virgin 99.9 to present

October 22, 2015

National Music Centre partners with Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

Legendary songwriters to be celebrated in exhibition

October 22, 2015

SOCAN welcomes new government

Liberals' response to our questionnaire is encouraging

October 22, 2015

SOCAN activities at FMO 2015 connect, serve our members

Panel on streaming, delegate reception, exhibitor booth

October 21, 2015

SOCAN-co-sponsored IMSTA FESTA celebrates technology of music creators

SOCAN members Glenn Morrison, Prezident Jeff, Sevn Thomas among presenters

October 20, 2015

SOCAN questions political parties on copyright policies

Liberals, NDP provide their answers

October 15, 2015

SOCAN’s launches stronger online magazine

New Words + Music boasts bolder visuals, more video, personalized content, richer experience

October 6, 2015

26th SOCAN Montréal Awards Gala celebrates music creators, publishers

Gilles Vigneault, Arcade Fire, Alex Nevsky, Donald Tarlton, Pierre Létourneau among those honoured

October 6, 2015

Get set to get paid

Submit your set lists to claim your royalties

October 5, 2015

Covered Classics: CSHF inducts “Marie-Hélène”

Alexandre Désilets pays tribute to Sylvain Lelièvre classic

October 5, 2015

Alex Cuba nominated for 2015 Latin Grammy Award

Earns recognition for Best Singer-Songwriter Album

September 29, 2015

SOCAN band rocks Re:Cital

Event raises money for Canadian Music Therapy Trust

September 29, 2015

SOCAN hosts Family & Friends Bash for Nashville’s songwriting community

Celebrating our family of Music City songwriters, publishers, industry

September 24, 2015

Fourteen artists awarded a total $120 000 in cash prizes by the Fondation SPACQ

Ten $10,000 and four $5,000 grants presented to lyricists, composers, singers, cultural figures

September 24, 2015

Leloup, Cormier, Moffatt lead noms for 2015 ADISQ Awards

Finalists in Song of the Year category also announced

September 23, 2015

SOCAN presents No.1 Song Awards to Thomson, Brody, Rempel, Whitehorse, Ruttan

Presentations in September 2015 at SOCAN's Ke-nekt Song Camp, CCMAs, SOCAN Nashville Bash

September 23, 2015

Buffy Sainte-Marie wins $50,000 Polaris Music Prize 2015

For the album Power in the Blood

September 22, 2015

Dan Mangan & Blacksmith wins SOCAN songwriter award at BreakOut West WCMAs

Tanya Tagaq wins three awards, The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer win two

September 22, 2015

Video: SOCAN AGM in Toronto

Record financial results, focus on transparency

September 22, 2015

Apply now for Aboriginal Music Performers (AMP) Camp

Deadline: 4:00 p.m. CST, Oct. 20, 2015

September 21, 2015

SOCAN activities highlight FMO Conference 2015

SOCAN sponsors delegate reception

September 18, 2015

SOCAN TIFF 2015 brunch connects screen composers with music supervisors

Gathering promotes new opportunities for both

September 17, 2015

SOCAN member acts Derrival, Fortunate Ones, Slow Leaves win entry to inaugural Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class

Prize includes artist development, $10,000 MuchFACT Award, trip to 2016 JUNO Awards

September 15, 2015

Gilles Vigneault to be honoured at 2015 SOCAN Gala in Montreal

Will receive first-ever Cultural Impact Award for “Gens du pays”

September 15, 2015

Big winner Gord Bamford earns SOCAN songwriter Award, two others at 2015 CCMAs

SOCAN sponsors CCMA Songwriters’ Series

September 15, 2015

SOCAN represents at 2015 Festival de musique émergente en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

We present “Souper des pros du FME”

September 10, 2015

Disturbed album co-written, produced by Kevin Churko reaches No. 1 on Billboard Top 200

Rock band’s Immortalized LP also tops four other Billboard charts

September 9, 2015

Covered Classics: CSHF inducts “I Heard the Bluebirds Sing”

The Good Family pays tribute to vintage country classic

September 9, 2015

Bourse RIDEAU 2016: Time to register

Apply before Sept. 24 for preferential rate

September 3, 2015

Canadian Music Enjoying Significant Increase in International Airplay and Performances

Revenues exceed $55-million in 2014

August 31, 2015

Throwback Thursday Video: Geddy Lee of Rush at 2015 JUNO Awards

Discusses songwriting, his favourite Rush album

August 27, 2015

Video Interview: 2015 Merge Songwriting Camp participant Jordan Evans

Songwriter, beat-maker, producer discusses camp, working with young rappers, offers advice

August 26, 2015

Video: SOCAN Session with Dear Rouge

SOCAN Songwriting Prize 2015 winners visit our office, play winning song

August 19, 2015

Rick MacMillan retires from SOCAN Foundation

Charlie Andrews joins as new manager

August 18, 2015

Video Interview: 2015 SOCAN Licensed to Play Award winner Roderick Tate

On the importance of music to winning organization The Calgary Stampede

July 23, 2015

SOCAN sponsors second Merge Songwriting Camp in Toronto

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

July 22, 2015

Video Interview: 2015 SOCAN International Acheivement Award winners MAGIC!

On the award, SOCAN, songwriting while touring, opening for Maroon 5

July 22, 2015

Submit now for 2015-16 Theatre 20 Composium

Offers world-class training for musical theatre composers, lyricists

July 21, 2015

Prix de la chanson SOCAN: Antoine Corriveau awarded his prizes at FEQ

Including a $10,000 cash award for his work as a singer-songwriter

July 16, 2015

Apply now for inaugural Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class

Deadline: July 27, 2015

July 16, 2015

SOCAN members dominate 2015 Polaris Music Prize Short List

Our congratulations to the nominees!

July 16, 2015

Video Interview: 2015 SOCAN Country Music Song Award winner Jason Blaine

On the award, writing his winning song, and "fishing" for songs

July 15, 2015

Apply now for Tom Jackson Productions’ CCMA Performance Workshop

During Country Music Week 2015 in Halifax

July 15, 2015

Video Interview: 2015 SOCAN Awards performer Francesco Yates

On success, working with Pharrell, where the songs come from

July 14, 2015

Submit now for Canadian Songwriter Challenge 2015

Deadline is July 20

July 9, 2015

Dear Rouge Wins $10,000 SOCAN Songwriting Prize

“I Heard I Had” voted favourite of 10 nominated songs

July 9, 2015

Video Interview: 2015 SOCAN “Domestic TV Music Award – Fiction” winner Rob Carli

On scoring Murdoch Mysteries, and its “steampunk” sound

July 8, 2015

SOCAN celebrates in L.A. with second annual Canada Day Family & Friends party

Holds first-ever L.A. town hall members’ meeting the day before

July 7, 2015

New Apple Music streaming service launches in Canada

SOCAN members to be paid based on usage info from Apple

June 30, 2015

26th SOCAN Awards celebrate great Canadian music creators

Randy Bachman, Dallas Green, MAGIC! among the honoured

June 23, 2015

15 SOCAN members nominated for 30th annual Gémeaux Awards

Technical and documentary gala set for Sept. 18, 2015

June 18, 2015

2015 Leo Award Nominee Profile: Jeff Toyne

Nominated for Best Musical Score in an Animated Program or Series

June 9, 2015

Inaugural SOCAN showcase during Rendez-vous Pros des Francos

Will feature youthful enthusiasm of Le Couleur and Les Marinellis

June 8, 2015

Composer Andrew Lockington scores No. 1 movie San Andreas

Score includes piano being destroyed, seismic soundwaves

June 3, 2015

"Together We Are One" announced as official song for 2015 Pan Am, Parapan Am Games

Co-written by Murray Daigle, Jasmine Denham, Bobby John

June 2, 2015

Video: CSHF adds “Play Me a Rock and Roll Song” to Covered Classics induction series

Justin Rutledge covers Valdy’s huge hit

June 1, 2015

Video: SOCAN interviews JUNOs 2015 Award winners, nominees

Pierre Kwenders on his nomination, songwriting, influences, SOCAN

May 28, 2015

Music publisher David Murphy awarded the 2015 Christopher J. Reed Prize

Award ceremony to be held during Rendez-vous pros des Francos in Montréal

May 27, 2015

Time to “take care of business for songwriters, composers and all authors!” – Randy Bachman

And Michel Pagliaro agrees

May 25, 2015

Jean-Michel Jarre calls for Canada to include authors in proposed copyright extension

"This is a matter of pure fairness"

May 8, 2015

Salomé Leclerc earns 2015 Prix Rapsat-Lelièvre

Wins $5,000 cash prize, showcase at Francofolies de Spa, Belgium

May 7, 2015

Dan Mangan, Tanya Tagaq lead WCMA 2015 nominations with three each

SOCAN sponsors Songwriter of the Year Award

May 7, 2015

CMW first major music fest Licensed To Play with SOCAN

More than 60 venues show support for music creators

April 28, 2015

Video: SOCAN connects music and business at 2015 BIA National Conference

Explaining how SOCAN’s business relationships create value for songwriters

April 23, 2015

Register Now for 2015 CMAO “Road to Independence” Conference

SOCAN members get 10% discount

April 22, 2015

New PRS Sony games music licence includes SOCAN repertoire

Agreement covers music use in Europe

April 20, 2015

Charles-Antoine Gosselin wins SOCAN Song Award at Francouvertes 2015

His song “Il m’en aura fallu du temps” earns $1000 cash prize

April 17, 2015

Town Heroes win three awards at 2015 ECMAs

In-Flight Safety, Carleton Stone, The Once, Kim Harris, Hey Rosetta also among winners

April 10, 2015

Vote now for SOCAN Board of Directors 2015-2018

In election section of SOCAN website

April 10, 2015

Richie Hawtin undertakes 2015 CNTRL Tour

College/club tour combines tech-based dance music lectures and performances

April 9, 2015

Video: SOCAN interviews JUNOs 2015 Award nominee Sagot

He talks nomination, Canadian music market, SOCAN, future plans

April 8, 2015

Toronto Symphony Orchestra hiring affiliate composer

Emerging composers encouraged to apply for esteemed role

April 8, 2015

Enter now for 2015 Nimbus School of Recording Arts MIX Contest

Application deadline: May 1, 2015

April 7, 2015

Rencontres de l'ADISQ: brainstorms, a new chart, lots of winners

SOCAN members take part in day-long conference on current state of music ecosystem

April 7, 2015

Video: SOCAN interviews Stephan Moccio

Hugely successful songwriter/composer talks film work, songwriting, advice for film & TV music hopefuls

April 1, 2015

Video: SOCAN interviews JUNOs 2015 Award winners, nominees

JUNO winners The Bros. Landreth talk songwriting, influences, advice for musical siblings

April 1, 2015

Help choose finalists for 2015 Gémeaux Awards

Pick the best audio-visual original scores of the year

March 27, 2015

SOCAN members everywhere at SXSW 2015

Buzz bands Alvvays, July Talk, hundreds more

March 24, 2015

SOCAN opens new Montréal offices with celebration of regional members’ chart success

More than a dozen songwriter and publisher members honoured

March 24, 2015

Video: SOCAN delights with inaugural Family & Friends Bash at 2015 JUNOs

Networking party for our members, licensees, fellow music industry representatives

March 18, 2015

SOCAN introduces A&R strategy, celebrates Terry O'Brien at Vancouver reception

“You Say Goodbye, We Say Hello” party as O'Brien "retires"

March 12, 2015

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

Patric Caird on his nominated co-write, film composing challenges, and SOCAN

March 10, 2015

Video: SOCAN talks to nominees for 2015 JUNO Awards

Elizabeth Shepherd on her nomination, songwriting, and her pre-JUNO schedule

March 10, 2015

SOCAN responds to court decision on ringtones

Wireless carriers not entitled to refund of royalties

March 9, 2015

Manitoba edition of Contact Ouest 2015 wants YOU for showcases

Application form goes live online April 3, 2015

March 9, 2015

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

SOCAN member discount for two CMW 2015 events

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

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

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 musicmark@musicmark.com 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

SOCAN at MIDEM 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

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

SOCAN at MIDEM 2013

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

SOCAN and CBCmusic.ca

The CBC recently launched an online streaming, podcasting and digital music programming website and mobile app, CBCmusic.ca, 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