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Video Interview: Rising star singer-songwriter Ria Mae

Discusses songwriting process, sudden success

August 25, 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

Corey Hart to be celebrated at 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame gala

Brett Kissel to receive 2016 Allan Slaight Honour

August 24, 2016

Video Interview: Award-winning country singer-songwriter Jason Blaine

Discusses writing “Country Side,” “Dance With My Daughter,” co-writing with others

August 18, 2016

Submit now for SOCAN Song House at 2016 BreakOut West

Scheduled for Oct. 12-13 in Regina

August 17, 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

Bobby Curtola memorials in Edmonton Aug. 2, Toronto Aug. 4

Tributes to one of Canada’s music pioneers

August 2, 2016

Video: Dean Brody on Songwriting

Discusses his process, writing alone, learning in Nashville

July 26, 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

Belly wins first-ever SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award, three others

DaHeala simultaneously presented with Pop/Rock Music Award

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

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 member Gregory Charles appointed as Officer of Order of Canada

Five other SOCAN members among 113 new appointments

July 4, 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

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

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

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’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

Front Row Insurance offers $10 SOCAN member discount, $10 donation to SOCAN Foundation

Campaign to insure members quickly, inexpensively, help foster music creation

June 1, 2016

SOCAN launches APIs to drive music royalties innovation

Enables app developers to transform digital era music rights management

May 31, 2016

Register now for 2016 Road to Stanfest Songwriters Music Camp

Instructors include Susan Crowe, Kim Dunn, Thom Swift and Steven McClintock

May 27, 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

Andy Kim rocks at SOCAN Session

Plays big hits, discusses his life in music

May 4, 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

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

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

Two premieres for composer John Oliver in April 2016

Both Ornamental and Cool Cut to debut in Vancouver

April 15, 2016

JUNOs 2016 Video Interviews: Walk Off the Earth

Discuss songwriting, SOCAN

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

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

Video Interviews: Josh Ramsay of Marianas Trench, Part 1 of 4

Band’s singer-songwriter on 2016 JUNO nomination, songwriting for Astoria

March 28, 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

Karim Ouellet receives fifth SOCAN No. 1 Song Award during La Voix

SOCAN member honoured for “Karim & le Loup”

March 23, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Burton Cummings to be inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Induction will take place during 2016 JUNO Awards

January 28, 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

Apply now for CBC Toronto’s Song in the 6ix contest

Deadline: Feb. 19, 2016

January 19, 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

Paul Brandt to host 2016 JUNO Songwriters’ Circle

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

January 12, 2016

Video Interview: Jérôme Minière writes song for Ma Première Place des Arts 2016 contestants

SOCAN once again sponsors annual event

January 7, 2016

Kiesza collects two 2015 SOCAN Awards for “Hideaway”

Honoured in International Song and Dance Music categories

January 7, 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

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

SOCAN presents two No. 1 Song Awards to Scott Helman

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

December 8, 2015

Video Interview: Aut’Chose inducted to Québec’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame

GAMIQ also re-christens its trophy “The Lucien”

December 3, 2015

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

Submission deadline is Dec. 8, 2015

December 1, 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

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

On inductee Lawrence Hill, songwriting, her Canadian music playlist

November 25, 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: 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 K?-n?kt 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

Steve Fiset passes away at age 68

SOCAN member rose to fame with ’70s hit “Les Chemins d’Été”

November 10, 2015

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

SOCAN members shine throughout celebratory evening

November 9, 2015

SOCAN holds inaugural meeting with Canadian screen composers

Well-received gathering strengthens relationship, allows healthy dialogue

November 5, 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

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

Video: SOCAN interviews film composer Andrew Lockington

Discusses his work on San Andreas, reading source material, how SOCAN helps revenue

October 21, 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 Session: We present our first-ever film score No. 1 Award to Andrew Lockington for San Andreas

Movie tops North American box office, reaches 250 million people

October 19, 2015

SOCAN presents Coeur de pirate with No. 1 Song Award on TV

In front of more than a million viewers

October 13, 2015

SOCAN to co-host panels at IMSTA FESTA in Toronto

SOCAN-sponsored conference set for Oct. 17th at Ryerson University

October 8, 2015

SOCAN Awards presented to Shawn Mendes, Classified

In Breakout, Urban Music categories, respectively

October 8, 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

Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida inducted into Order of Canada

Alexander Pauk, Gary Slaight, Suzie LeBlanc also recognized

September 24, 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

SOCAN hosts lunch for 2015 Gémeaux-nominated members, winners of 2015 SOCAN Foundation Young Composers Awards

Foundation also awards cash prizes to attending winners

September 21, 2015

SOCAN TIFF 2015 brunch connects screen composers with music supervisors

Gathering promotes new opportunities for both

September 17, 2015

SOCAN members awarded in 2015 Unsigned Only song competition

Patrick Lehman receives top prize in Adult Contemporary category

September 17, 2015

Registration open for 2016 Francouvertes

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

September 17, 2015

Pharis and Jason Romero lead nominations for 2015 CFMAs

SOCAN sponsors English, Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year Awards

September 16, 2015

Apply now for 2016 edition of Vue sur la relève

Deadline to submit: Oct. 31, 2015

September 16, 2015

First Western Canadian festival to receive Licensed to Play designation

BreakOut West 2015 compensates music creators fairly for their work

September 15, 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

Ten SOCAN members score seven films officially screening at TIFF 2015

Todor Kobakov, Ian LeFeuvre score with multiple entries

September 14, 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

Video: SOCAN presents No. 1 Song Award to Fito Blanko for use of “Meneo” in Furious 7

Movie tops North American box office in April 2015

September 3, 2015

Video Interview: 2015 Merge Songwriting Camp participant DZL

Songwriter, beat-maker, producer discusses camp, his role in the writing room, what’s next

September 3, 2015

Video: Caroline Savoie wins grand prize at 2015 Granby International Song Festival

Dieppe, N.-B., songwriter also won SOCAN Prize during semi-finals

September 2, 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 Interview: 2015 Merge Songwriting Camp participant Matthew Burnett

Songwriter, beat-maker, producer discusses camp, his history with Boi-1da, “Zero,” what’s next

August 25, 2015

Caroline Savoie wins Prix SOCAN at 2015 Granby International Song Festival

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

August 24, 2015

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

SOCAN sponsors entire event, and songwriter award at WCMAs 2015

August 20, 2015

Video: SOCAN Session with Dear Rouge

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

August 19, 2015

Cindy Roy wins SOCAN Prize at 47th Caraquet Song Awards

New Brunswick-based songwriter receives $1,000 cash prize

August 11, 2015

Highlights of 2015 SOCAN Awards

Dallas Green, MAGIC!, Randy Bachman, more

August 10, 2015

CSHF inducts “When My Baby Smiles at Me” and “Vivre en amour”

Jill Barber pays tribute to the ragtime-style classic and the Quebec ballad

August 4, 2015

SOCAN salutes members’ chart success during opening party at 2015 Osheaga MEG Pro

Ariane Moffatt, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne receive SOCAN No. 1 Song Awards

August 4, 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

Video Interview: 2015 SOCAN Awards performer Cold Specks

On her SOCAN Songwriting Prize nomination, "doom soul" music, where the songs come from

July 21, 2015

Submit now for 2015-16 Theatre 20 Composium

Offers world-class training for musical theatre composers, lyricists

July 21, 2015

SOCAN participates in Manitoba Music Summer Songwriter Retreat

Our Chad Richardson helps mentor eight young songwriters

July 20, 2015

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

SOCAN sponsors many workshops during event

July 20, 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

Nominees announced for 2015 CCMAs

Gord Bamford, Dean Brody lead with six nominations each

July 15, 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

Video Interview: 2015 SOCAN Awards performer Francesco Yates

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

July 14, 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

Video Interview: 2015 SOCAN Lifetime Acheivement Award winner Randy Bachman

On the award, his new album, songwriting, getting your songs heard

June 30, 2015

Video Interview: 2015 SOCAN National Acheivement Award winner Dallas Green

On his eclectic music, songwriting, working with P!NK, and more

June 29, 2015

SOCAN’s A&R team connects with members at NXNE 2015

Jazz Cartier, Raz Fresco, Ivory Hours, SC Mira among their “picks”

June 29, 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

SOCAN AGM draws 250-plus members in Toronto

Record financial results, focus on transparency, Hawksley Workman interview

June 17, 2015

Ten SOCAN Songwriting Prize finalists announced for 2015

Fans to decide who wins $10,000 and a host of prizes

June 17, 2015

SOCAN releases fiscal year 2014 final results

Many records set; organization tops 130,000 members milestone

June 16, 2015

Salomé Leclerc wins the 2015 Prix Félix-Leclerc

This year, SOCAN presents $2,500 cash prize to the winner

June 16, 2015

Six SOCAN members win in 2015 LEO Awards

Cayne Mckenzie, Andrew Huculiak, Hal Beckett, James Danderfer, Grant Baldwin, Hoot Gibson

June 16, 2015

Embrace Change: SOCAN holds successful member meeting

About 200 people participate, at Montréal’s L’Astral

June 15, 2015

Randy Bachman, MAGIC!, Dallas Green to be honoured at 2015 SOCAN Awards

Born to be music creators

June 15, 2015

2015 Leo Award Nominee Profile: Dan Ross

Nominated for Best Musical Score in a Short Drama

June 11, 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

JoJo Worthington wins inaugural Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) Song Competition

Grand Prize includes opportunity for publishing contract with Universal

June 4, 2015

Composer Andrew Lockington scores No. 1 movie San Andreas

Score includes piano being destroyed, seismic soundwaves

June 3, 2015

2015 Leo Award Nominee Profile: Grant Baldwin

Nominated for Best Musical Score in a Documentary Program or Series

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

2015 Leo Award Nominee Profiles: Dan Mangan and Jesse Zubot

Nominated for Best Musical Score in a Motion Picture

May 27, 2015

Video: Leah Daniels wins Rising Star Award at CMAO Awards

Multiple CMAO winners include Small Town Pistols, Tim Hicks, Western Swing Authority

May 26, 2015

SOCAN Elects New Board of Directors for 2015-18

Nine songwriters, nine music publishers

May 26, 2015

Shields, Harrison, win SOCAN-sponsored honours at 2015 AMPIA Awards

41st annual edition of “The Rosies”

May 26, 2015

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

And Michel Pagliaro agrees

May 25, 2015

Allan Hurd wins SOCAN Award at Tremplin de Dégelis

SOCAN reps on hand to present copyright workshop

May 22, 2015

Catherine MacLellan wins SOCAN songwriter award at May Run Music Festival

Also earns three other honours

May 20, 2015

SOCAN members shine at 2015 BMI, ASCAP awards in U.S.

Winners include Henry “Cirkut” Walter, Drake, Majid Jordan, MAGIC!, Stephan Moccio, Keith Power

May 19, 2015

Four new 2015-2016 Révélations Radio-Canada disocveries revealed

Including SOCAN member singer-songwriter Philippe Brach

May 19, 2015

Video: SOCAN interviews JUNOs 2015 Award winners, nominees

JUNO nominee Steve Strongman on his nomination, songwriting, and what's next

May 19, 2015

Video: 2015 Trille Or Awards – Pandaléon, Le R

SOCAN interviews some winners

May 15, 2015

Video: 2015 Trille Or Awards – Gabrielle Goulet, Stef Paquette, Willows

SOCAN interviews some of the winners

May 14, 2015

Video: SOCAN events highlight CMW 2015

SOCAN members Bryan Adams, MAGIC!, Cowboy Junkies honoured

May 14, 2015

Twenty-seven SOCAN members nominated in 2015 musical LEO Awards

Honours celebrate excellence in B.C. film and TV

May 13, 2015

Video: Mehdi Hamdad garners three honours at 2015 Trille Or Awards Gala

Ceremony celebrates musical talent of francophone artists from Ontario and Western Canada

May 12, 2015

Video: SOCAN/APRA AMCOS Song Hub in Toronto produces great songs

Intensive four-day camp pairs Canadian, Australian songwriters

May 11, 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

Video: Caracol at SOCAN House in L.A.

Interviewed via Skype, Carole Facal recounts her experience at SOCAN House, gives a guided tour

May 6, 2015

SOCAN sponsors Vancouver songwriting workshop

First ever at Nimbus School of Recording & Media

May 5, 2015

Maggie Szabo, Andrew Allen take Pop/Top 40 first prize in 2014 International Songwriting Competition

Other SOCAN member winners: Robyn Dell’Unto, Benjamin Rogers, The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer

May 5, 2015

CSHF inducts “As The Years Go By” and "Câline de blues" through Covered Classics series

A*STAR (Antoine Gratton) and Quatuor Orphée re-interpret vintage rock songs

May 4, 2015

Joanie Michaud wins Best Singer-Songwriter at Ma Première Place des Arts 2015

Also wins award for Song of the Year in songwriter category

April 30, 2015

SOCAN members! Get paid for your performance at CMW 2015

Just tweet us your set list; we’ll do the rest

April 29, 2015

Shawn Mendes debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart at age 16

Youngest artist with chart-topping debut since Justin Bieber

April 27, 2015

Register for Tamara Beatty’s vocal/stage workshop

Discount price offered to SOCAN members

April 24, 2015

Harrison, Shields, Wettstein lead nominations in music categories for 2015 AMPIA Awards

Forty-first annual edition of “The Rosies”

April 24, 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

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

The Ford Étoile montante contest shines a light on songwriters

SOCAN members can register until May 1st

April 15, 2015

Top six finalists chosen in 2015 CCMA Discovery Program

Out of more than 170 applications

April 14, 2015

First-ever SOCAN Song House at ECMW a great success

Participating songwriters inspired, grateful

April 14, 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

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: CSHF adds “Last Song” to Covered Classics induction series

Matthew Barber covers Edward Bear’s huge hit

April 6, 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

SOCAN member discount for "I Create Music” ASCAP Expo 2015

10th annual conference takes place April 30 – May 2 in L.A

April 1, 2015

Composer John Beckwith work marks Champlain voyage

Wendake/Huronia premieres this summer

March 30, 2015

Songwriter participants selected for SOCAN Song House at ECMW 2015

Workshop targets Atlantic Canadian songwriters

March 26, 2015

Write songs more easily with new seven-step book

Includes interviews with Jim Cuddy, Jeremy Fisher, Luke Doucet, others

March 26, 2015

Video: SOCAN interviews Joel Plaskett

Celebrated songwriter discusses new album, songwriting, advice

March 25, 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

Apply now for 2015 SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers

Deadline: April 15, 2015

March 18, 2015

Kiesza wins three 2015 JUNO awards

Arkells, Bahamas, MAGIC!, The Weeknd win two each

March 17, 2015

Rémy Nadeau-Aubin, Organ Mood win 2015 Jutra for Best Original Score

For their work on Tu dors Nicole

March 17, 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

SOCAN-sponsored 2015 JUNO Songwriters Circle participants announced

Emmanuel Jal, Fred Penner, Ian Thornley, Jenn Grant, Lights, Matt Andersen, Ryan Guldemond, Jess Moskaluke

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

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

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

Emily Klassen, Richard Pell discuss their composing work

February 18, 2015

Submissions open for SOCAN Song House at ECMW 2015

Workshop targets Atlantic Canadian songwriters

February 18, 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

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

SOCAN Throwback Thursday Video: Matt Mays at 2014 JUNOs

On his songwriting process, tips, favourite venues, his first SOCAN cheque

February 5, 2015

Opus Awards gala celebrates concert music

Several SOCAN members honoured

February 2, 2015

Video: Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame launches new Covered Classics song induction series

Nikki Yanofsky and Dan Kanter cover Canadian co-write “To Sir With Love”

February 2, 2015

Video: 2015 JUNO Awards nominees media conference

SOCAN members excited, pleased at being nominated

January 30, 2015

Rich Aucoin and Jimmy Rankin lead 2015 ECMA Nominations

Other multiple nominees include The Trews, Radio Radio, Hey Rosetta!, Les Hay Babies

January 29, 2015

SOCAN Throwback Thursday Video: Thomas “Tawgs” Salter at 2014 JUNOs

On becoming a pro songwriter, his re-writing process, and writing tips

January 29, 2015

MAGIC! lead nominations for 2015 JUNO Awards

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

January 27, 2015

Seven SOCAN members nominated at 2015 Jutra Awards

Best Music winner(s) will be announced March 15

January 27, 2015

Beat Battle of the Americas: Toronto vs. L.A.

SOCAN co-sponsors hip-hop battle during Grammy Week

January 22, 2015

Cheryl Hodge sees chart action and makes year-end list

Jazz singer-songwriter has also won an HMMA

January 22, 2015

Submissions open for 2015 CCMA Discovery Program

Country musicians can apply for career development

January 21, 2015

COC spotlights two Canadian composers

Opera company fosters creations by Feldman, Sokolovic

January 21, 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

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

SOCAN Songwriters Circle at Contact Ontarois 2015

Showcasing Robert Paquette, Tricia Foster, Céleste Lévis, Yao

January 16, 2015

SOCAN Throwback Thursday Video: Ron Sexsmith at 2014 JUNOs

On his songwriting process, dream collaborations, tips

January 15, 2015

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

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

January 15, 2015

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

The Weeknd, Stephan Moccio, Belly, Da Heala reach No. 2 on Billboard

First single from Fifty Shades of Grey movie written exclusively by SOCAN members

January 9, 2015

Register for Interact: Music and IDM Networking Event

SOCAN members receive 50% ticket discount

January 9, 2015

Ana Sokolovic opera set for Aix festival

Award-winning work at prestigious event

January 8, 2015

Vancouver Symphony presents 2015 New Music Festival

Second annual event runs Jan. 15-18

January 7, 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

Mychael Danna wins 2014 Louis Applebaum Composers Award

Oscar-winning composer receives $10,000 honour

December 19, 2014

Alice Ho wins two composition awards

Including $10,000 PEI Symphony Composers Competition

December 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday Video: Christine Jensen at 2014 JUNOs

On her composing process, making big band sound intimate, her favourite venues, collaborating

December 18, 2014

Quebec SOCAN publisher members hold annual gathering in Montreal

Publishers discuss information sharing, receive SOCAN briefings

December 16, 2014

Drake's “Hold On, We’re Going Home” honoured with SOCAN No. 1 Award

Co-writers Majid-Jordan, "Nineteen85" attend celebration

December 11, 2014

SOCAN Throwback Thursday Video: Shad at 2014 JUNOs

On the JUNO song circle, his songwriting process, influences, tips

December 11, 2014

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

Josh Bartholomew, Drake co-writers also up for awards

December 9, 2014

Video: SOCAN Sessions with Ed Robertson

Barenaked Ladies singer-songwriter plays for our staff

December 8, 2014

The Wet Secrets Win 2014 PEAK Performance Project Alberta

First year to include Alberta-based musicians

December 4, 2014

SOCAN Throwback Thursday Video: Melanie Durrant at 2014 JUNOs

On her songwriting process, ideal co-writers, first SOCAN cheque

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

SOCAN members shine at ninth annual GAMIQ Awards

Jimi Hunt wins SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award

December 2, 2014

Video: SOCAN Sessions with Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker

USS performs for Take Our Kids to Work Day

December 2, 2014

SOCAN members win 2014 Creative Nova Scotia Awards

Composers Macmillan, Togni among winners

November 27, 2014

SOCAN presents Les Respectables with No. 1 Song Awards

Four band members honoured for “Cette fille”

November 26, 2014

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

Good For Grapes, Derrival and The Tourist Company win big

November 26, 2014

SOCAN Throwback Thursday Video: DRU at 2014 JUNOs

On his nominated song, collaboration, tips for young writers

November 20, 2014

Video: SOCAN pays surprise visit to Kaïn’s Steve Veilleux during Montreal show

SOCAN No. 1 Song Award presented onstage for “J’sais pu comment t’aimer”

November 19, 2014

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

SOCAN member/Skyreader CEO Kevin Gillis leads production

November 18, 2014

Prominent folk music pioneer Harvey Glatt earns double honours

Recognized by both FMO and CFMAs

November 17, 2014

Canada to host ISCM’s 2017 World Music Days

Vancouver in spotlight for concert music festival

November 14, 2014

SOCAN Throwback Thursday Video: Dean Brody at 2014 JUNOs

On songwriting, collaboration, tips for young writers

November 13, 2014

Vote now for Maple Blues Awards 2015

SOCAN sponsors Songwriter of the Year Award

November 13, 2014

25th Montreal SOCAN Awards

25 years of celebration, 25 years of talent and vision

November 12, 2014

SOCAN celebrates Alexandre Poulin’s music publisher

Les Éditions Gémeaux’s Serge Brouillette receives SOCAN No. 1 Song Award

November 12, 2014

Bartholomew, Mullane win at 2014 HMMAs

SOCAN members honoured for music in media

November 12, 2014

Robert Carli celebrates success with Murdoch Mysteries

Television Drama Reaches 100th Episode

November 11, 2014

E-Gré winner soprano Sarah Kirsch in cross-Canada tour

Performing works by Gervais, Ricketts, Robinovitch, Staniland

November 11, 2014

SOCAN Throwback Thursday Video: Randy Bachman at 2014 JUNOs

Does songwriting improve with age?

November 6, 2014

First pop-up showcase at SOCAN House in L.A.

New Country Rehab performs intimate backyard event

November 5, 2014

ICYMI: Helen Austin takes “Song of the Year” in John Lennon Songwriting Contest

Fellow SOCAN member Carol Kay also wins, in country category

November 5, 2014

Video: Scott Helman performs at SOCAN Toronto office

Rising star plays SOCAN Sessions

November 3, 2014

SOCAN honours Simon Wilcox, Peermusic Canada, with No. 1 Song Award

For "Je crie ton nom"

October 30, 2014

SOCAN sponsors first Merge Songwriting Camp in Toronto

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

October 30, 2014

Video: SOCAN presents reception for our Nashville community

Celebrating our family of Music City songwriters, publishers, industry

October 29, 2014

Alex Nevsky top winner of 2014 ADISQ Awards

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

October 27, 2014

SOCAN presents Chromeo publisher Nettwerk One with No. 1 Song Award

For chart-topping hit “Jealous (I Ain't with It)”

October 24, 2014

Chad Brownlee wins SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award at 2014 BCCMAs

Dallas Smith wins three honours

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

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

Les Hay Babies win Folk Recording of the Year

October 23, 2014

Jehan V. Valiquet named chair of SODRAC’s Board

New Executive Committee elected by SODRAC’s Board of Directors

October 22, 2014

Still time to enter the 2015 Francouvertes competition

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

October 17, 2014

SOCAN members’ co-writes near top of Billboard charts

Dave Thomson, Gordie Sampson hit with Lady Antebellum album

October 16, 2014

SOCAN co-sponsors Canadian Blast at CMJ Music Marathon 2014

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

October 16, 2014

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

Also participates in MaMA convention in the French capital

October 15, 2014

Vancouver festival melds Japanese and Canadian music

SOCAN member composers highlighted by VICO

October 14, 2014

ADISQ Awards 2014 Song of the Year nominations unveiled

SOCAN songwriters shine in nominees list

October 10, 2014

SOCAN member discount for 2014 Billboard Film & TV Music Conference

Register now and save!

October 7, 2014

Del Barber wins SOCAN songwriter award at WCMAs

Also wins Roots Solo Recording of the Year

October 7, 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

Co-writers of K’NAAN’s “Hurt Me Tomorrow” win SOCAN Urban Music Awards

Highly successful songwriters Ryan Tedder, Noel Zancanella, Evan Bogart honoured

October 2, 2014

SOCAN live songwriting session highlights BreakOut West 2014

SOCAN also sponsors songwriting award at WCMAs

October 1, 2014

GAMIQ unveils the nominees for its 9th annual awards

Quebec indie music awards to be presented Nov. 30

September 30, 2014

SOCAN celebrates Jerrod Bettis’ success with two Pop/Rock Music Awards

For co-writing Serena Ryder hit songs “Stompa,” “What I Wouldn’t Do”

September 29, 2014

Franco-Manitoban Kasperzick receives $1,000 SOCAN Best Song Award at 2014 Chant’Ouest

Edmonton’s Karimah collects People’s Choice Award

September 29, 2014

SOCAN members win in 2014 Unsigned Only song competition

Allan Rayman takes top prize in R&B/Hip-Hop category

September 26, 2014

Cafeïne, No Sinner win Culture Collide Contest

On their way to showcase in California

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

SOCAN presents Chromeo with their first No. 1 Song Award

For their chart-topping “Jealous (I Ain't with It)”

September 24, 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

Denis Sanacore and Arcade Fire nominated for World Soundtrack Awards

Awards, Concert to take place Oct. 25 in Ghent, Belgium

September 23, 2014

Tanya Tagaq wins $30,000 Polaris Music Prize 2014

For the album Animism

September 23, 2014

SOCAN Member Online Survey coming up!

We want your feedback so we can benefit you more!

September 18, 2014

SOCAN recognizes Messinger, Lambroza with multiple awards

For hit songs by MAGIC!, Justin Bieber, Pitbull

September 18, 2014

New AFBS insurance program for SOCAN members

Home and car insurance at great group rates

September 16, 2014

Three SOCAN members win 2014 Prix Gémeaux music composition awards

Honouring excellence in Quebec television and digital media

September 16, 2014

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

SOCAN a major event partner again this year

September 15, 2014

SOCAN celebrates chart-topping Quebec members at Montreal reception

Quebec Culture and Communications Minister Hélène David in attendance

September 12, 2014

Deric Ruttan wins SOCAN songwriter award at 2014 CCMAs

SOCAN sponsors CCMA Songwriters’ Series

September 9, 2014

SOCAN recognizes Gord Bamford, Brett Kissel with No. 1 Song Awards

During Canadian Country Music Week 2014

September 9, 2014

Ami Jetté wins SOCAN Best Song Award at first Rond Point competition

SOCAN’s Joanne Pouliot presents $1,000 cash award for “Sale salaire”

September 9, 2014

Lorraine Segato named Regent Park’s first Artist in Residence

To enhance revitalized Toronto neighbourhood’s arts, culture

September 5, 2014

Pierre Brabant dies at 89

Best known as Radio-Canada theme music composer

September 3, 2014

Sarah Felker wins $25,000 RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize

Young singer-songwriter wins honour sponsored by Canada’s Walk of Fame

August 28, 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

Video: Throwback highlights of 2014 SOCAN Awards

With Gordon Lightfoot, Serena Ryder, Carly Rae Jepsen, Josh Ramsay, Johnny Reid

August 19, 2014

Video: Alejandra Ribera

SOCAN Songwriting Prize winner's visit to our office

August 12, 2014

Chloé Breault wins $1,000 SOCAN Best Song Award

Prize presented at 46th annual Caraquet song competition

August 11, 2014

SOCAN Foundation celebrates Young Composer Awards winners

Emerging concert, AV music composers honoured

July 30, 2014

SOCAN re-boots in Los Angeles with new L.A. House, Canada Day Celebrations

Accommodations for SOCAN members visiting on business

July 30, 2014

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

Presenting the $1,000 SOCAN Best Song Award

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

SOCAN recognizes Stephan Moccio with No. 1 Song Award in L.A.

For the enormous success of “Wrecking Ball”

July 23, 2014

SOCAN Songwriting Prize winner Alejandra Ribera visits our Toronto office

Receives $5,000, Gibson guitar, Roland prize pack, discusses winning song “I Want”

July 21, 2014

Nominees announced for 2014 CCMAs

Brett Kissell leads with eight nominations

July 16, 2014

SOCAN members dominate 2014 Polaris Music Prize Short List

Our congratulations to the nominees!

July 16, 2014

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

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

July 9, 2014

Patrice Michaud Wins 2014 Prix de la chanson SOCAN

“Mécaniques générales” impresses voters as the best independent French song

July 8, 2014

Alejandra Ribera Wins 2014 SOCAN Songwriting Prize

“I Want” impresses voters as the best independent song in English

July 8, 2014

Pram Trio wins 2014 TD Jazz Grand Prix award

As part of Montreal International Jazz Festival

July 7, 2014

SOCAN Board of Directors member Victor Davies appointed to Order of Canada

Four other SOCAN members among 86 new appointments

July 7, 2014

SOCAN honours Sam Roberts with No. 1 Song Award

For “We’re All in This Together”

July 7, 2014

Video - Day in the Life: Panicland performs at SOCAN Toronto office

Playing fun, catchy songs of young love and adventure

July 4, 2014

Former CAPAC General Manager John Mills dead at 90

Canadian music champion helped create SOCAN

July 4, 2014

SOCAN connects with members at NXNE 2014

Presents two day parties, sponsors beat battle

June 25, 2014

Philémon Cimon wins 2014 Félix Leclerc Award

Also among five Prix de la chanson SOCAN finalists

June 23, 2014

SOCAN celebrates Serena Ryder’s success with two No. 1 Song Awards

For “Stompa,” “What I Wouldn’t Do” topping the charts

June 19, 2014

More than 20 SOCAN members nominated in 2014 Prix Gémeaux

Three ceremonies to celebrate excellence in Quebec TV, digital media

June 19, 2014

Prix de la Chanson SOCAN preview showcase held in Montreal

Second SOCAN collaboration with FrancoFolies festival

June 18, 2014

Quebec band MOTEL 72 receives Swiss festival Jury Prize

Award presented by lyricist extraordinaire Luc Plamondon

June 18, 2014

25th Anniversary SOCAN Awards celebrate Canada’s immense achievements in music creation

Drake, Gordon Lightfoot, Carly Rae Jepsen among honoured

June 17, 2014

Said the Whale leads the way with five WCMA 2014 nominations

Del Barber, Bros. Landreth earn three each

June 13, 2014

SOCAN at 2014 Dédé Fortin Festival

Abitibi band Lubik takes home SOCAN Best Song Award

June 12, 2014

SOCAN holds well-attended Annual General Meeting in Montreal

More than 150 writer and publisher members in attendance

June 10, 2014

Three members of Eagle Tears visit SOCAN Montreal office

Winners of the 2014 En Route vers Heavy competition

June 10, 2014

SOCAN Announces Fiscal Year 2013 Final Results

Record $240-million distributed to members

June 9, 2014

Four SOCAN members win in 2014 LEO Awards

Schaun Tozer, Matthew Rogers, Kenton Gilchrist, Steffan Andrews

June 4, 2014

Singer-songwriter Christine Charbonneau dies at 70

SOCAN member succumbs to cancer

June 3, 2014

2014 SOCAN Songwriting Prize nominees announced

Public voting to decide winner of Canada’s premier independent songwriting competition

June 3, 2014

Music publisher ole signs deal for Rush catalog

Purchases band's longtime publisher, Core Music

May 30, 2014

SOCAN celebrates Walk off the Earth with No. 1 Song Award

For “Red Hands” topping Billboard AAA chart

May 30, 2014

Mychael Danna wins career achievement award from BMI

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

May 23, 2014

Jidé wins SOCAN Best Song Award at Le Tremplin festival

SOCAN also involved in copyright information workshops

May 21, 2014

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

Ceremony to follow publisher/songwriter workshop

May 21, 2014

Bill Henderson, Shari Ulrich to lead songwriting workshop

For all levels of singer-songwriters

May 20, 2014

SOCAN recognizes MAGIC! with No. 1 Song Award

For “Rude” topping Nielsen’s BDS Hot AC Chart

May 15, 2014

SOCAN events highlight CMW 2014

Walk Off the Earth wins SOCAN song award at CRMAs

May 14, 2014

Ten songwriters/groups nominated for 2014 Félix Leclerc Songwriting Prize

Boulay Sisters and Salomé Leclerc listed for second year

May 14, 2014

SOCAN honours DVBBS with No. 1 Song Award

For “Tsunami” topping charts in the U.K.

May 13, 2014

SOCAN celebrates City and Colour with No. 1 Song Award

For “Thirst” topping M3 Countdown chart

May 13, 2014

Antoine Ménard named best singer-songwriter at 20th Ma première Place des Arts competition

SOCAN a major supporter of this annual event

May 12, 2014

Helen Austin takes two first prizes in 2013 International Songwriting Competition

SOCAN member wins in Children’s and Folk categories

May 9, 2014

Final five Prix de la chanson SOCAN 2014 nominees revealed

Showcase at FrancoFolies de Montréal on June 16

May 8, 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

Top six finalists chosen in 2014 CCMA Discovery Program

Prizes include video funding, guitar, cash, more

May 2, 2014

SOCAN AGM set for June 9, 2014

At Centre Mont-Royal in Montreal

April 30, 2014

Raquel Cole wins SOCAN-sponsored Nimbus Recording Competition

Prizes include recording time, cash, artist development plan

April 30, 2014

SOCAN to play major role in Le Tremplin festival

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

April 28, 2014

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

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

40th annual edition of “The Rosies”

April 22, 2014

SOCAN member discount for Billboard Latin Music Conference 2014

Scheduled for April 21-24 in Miami

April 11, 2014

SOCAN members get major discounts on NXNE 2014 passes

Save 30-40% on a variety of wristbands and badges

April 9, 2014

Dave Gunning wins SOCAN songwriter award at 2014 ECMAs

SOCAN also presents Songwriters Circle, welcome reception

April 8, 2014

OVERWERK wins first-ever $10,000 Vista Music Prize

DJ/Songwriter/Producer grows strong fan base

April 4, 2014

David Myles, Classified, Paper Lions earn six 2014 ECMA nominations each

Myles’ nods include SOCAN-sponsored songwriter award

April 4, 2014

Register now for 2014 Road to Stanfest Songwriters Music Camp

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

April 3, 2014

SOCAN events highlight JUNO Week 2014

No. 1 Song Awards, Gibson party, Songwriters Circle

March 31, 2014

SOCAN showcases members’ music at SXSW 2014

Our events enjoy major success

March 27, 2014

Ramachandra Borcar wins 2014 Jutra Award for best original music

Composer honoured for his work on the movie Roche papier ciseaux

March 26, 2014

SOCAN member discount for Pat Pattison songwriting classes in Toronto, Halifax

Instructor has worked with Grammy winners John Mayer, Gillian Welch

March 17, 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

SOCAN presents first-ever film & TV No. 1 Song Award to Josh Bartholomew for The LEGO Movie theme

Movie tops North American box office in February 2014

March 11, 2014

SOCAN honours Billy Talent with No. 1 Song Awards

For “Surprise Surprise” and “Stand Up and Run”

March 10, 2014

2014 Canadian Screen Awards finalists from Quebec honoured

SOCAN entertains members nominated in two award ceremonies

March 7, 2014

Three SOCAN members win Canadian Screen Awards for TV work

John Welsman, Tom Third, Robert Carli

March 6, 2014

Randy Bachman to host SOCAN-sponsored JUNO Songwriters' Circle

2014 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee

February 28, 2014

Country singer-songwriter Georges Hamel dies at 66

One of Quebec’s most popular homegrown artists

February 28, 2014

Olympian figure skater and composer Eric Radford joins SOCAN

Tribute composer pays a visit to our Montreal Office

February 27, 2014

SOCAN launches new online version of Words + Music

Thorough new website version of our print magazine

February 27, 2014

Video: Oscar-winning composer Mychael Danna visits SOCAN

Discusses his creative process with our staff

February 27, 2014

SOCAN singer-songwriter Angèle Arsenault dies at 70

One of the major Acadian voices of her generation

February 26, 2014

SOCAN member discount for "I Create Music” ASCAP Expo 2014

Conference takes place April 24-26 in L.A.

February 20, 2014

Carly Rae Jepsen makes Broadway debut

Takes over title role in Cinderella

February 18, 2014

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

Rich Kidd, Ghettosocks, others to perform

February 14, 2014

Chin Injeti collaborates with Eminem, Pink

Busy with his own projects as well

February 14, 2014

SOCAN honours Todd Clark with No. 1 Song Award

For co-writing Phillip Phillips chart-topper “Gone Gone Gone”

February 13, 2014

Concert music composer Yvan Provost dies at 82

Leaves a catalogue of more than 80 compositions

February 10, 2014

Don’t miss SOCAN events at SXSW 2014

Canadian Blast BBQ & Showcase a festival highlight

February 7, 2014

Video: SOCAN members lead nominations for 2014 JUNO Awards

Multiple nominees include Arcade Fire, Michael Bublé, Serena Ryder

February 5, 2014

Justin Hines receives Order of Ontario honour

For achievements in music, philanthropy

February 3, 2014

Patrick Norman to receive 2014 RIDEAU Tribute Award

Previous recipient of the SOCAN Lifetime Achievement Award

January 31, 2014

Maxime McKinley named Composer of the Year at Quebec’s Opus Awards

Several other SOCAN members included in 2014 winners list

January 29, 2014

Six SOCAN members nominated for 2014 Jutra film awards

Ceremony on Sunday, March 23, 2014

January 28, 2014

Chad Richardson joins SOCAN to help members shine in Los Angeles

Wealth of experience sourcing music industry opportunities

January 28, 2014

Three SOCAN members take home honours at 2014 Grammy Awards

Michael Bublé, Chilly Gonzales, Jennifer Gasoi

January 27, 2014

Video: A Day in the Life of Sam Roberts

Montreal rocker visits SOCAN's Toronto office

January 23, 2014

MonkeyJunk wins SOCAN-sponsored Maple Blues Songwriter Award

Ottawa trio earns a total of five honours

January 21, 2014

Bachman-Turner Overdrive to be inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Classic '70s lineup will be honoured at 2014 JUNO Awards gala

January 21, 2014

SOCAN’s Joanne Pouliot attends Contact ontarois

SOCAN sponsors crowd-pleasing Songwriters’ Circle

January 17, 2014

Owen Pallett, Arcade Fire’s Will Butler nominated for Academy Award

Duo of SOCAN members honoured for score to the movie Her

January 16, 2014

SOCAN member Pierre F. Brault dies at 74

Generations of children danced to his TV songs

January 16, 2014

Twenty-nine SOCAN members nominated for 2014 Canadian Screen Awards

Michel Cusson leads music nominations with three

January 15, 2014

Rae Spoon, Escondido to play Sundance Music Café showcase

Jan. 17-24 in Park City, Utah

January 10, 2014

Blue Rodeo's Cuddy, Keelor appointed to Order of Canada

Walter Boudreau, Carmen Campagne, Phil Dwyer, Louise Forestier, Sarah Polley, R. Murray Schafer also honoured

January 6, 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-CMRRA-SODRAC alliance discussions conclude

Trying bold new collaborative initiatives will continue at SOCAN

December 19, 2013

SOCAN honours Johnny Reid with No. 1 Song Award

For “Baby I Know It” topping CMT chart

December 16, 2013

SOCAN presents No. 1 Song Awards to Francophone members

Writers and publishers feted in Montreal

December 11, 2013

SOCAN Tops 120,000 Members

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

December 10, 2013

SOCAN honours Trevor Guthrie with No. 1 Song Award

For Armin Van Buuren co-write “This is What it Feels Like”

December 4, 2013

Nicole Lizée wins 2013 Jules Léger Prize

White Label Experiment garners $7,500 prize

December 3, 2013

Sam Roberts visits SOCAN Toronto office

Shares songs, stories and thanks

November 29, 2013

Three B.C. artists win more than $225,000 in 2013 PEAK Performance Project

Rykka, Hannah Epperson and BESTiE

November 29, 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

Untimely death of Nick Babeu of punk band Trigger Effect

Group won Punk Album of the Year at 2013 GAMIQ

November 22, 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

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

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

AHA presents health and wellness workshops for artists in November 2013

SOCAN members get 25 percent discount

November 7, 2013

SOCAN sponsors songwriting honour at 2014 Maple Blues Awards

MonkeyJunk leads nominations with six

November 1, 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

Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Jaron Freeman-Fox, David Francey lead nominations for 2013 CFMAs

SOCAN sponsors several awards, presents songwriters circle

October 24, 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

Sheepdogs’ Ewan Currie wins SOCAN songwriter award at WCMAs

SOCAN events highlight BreakOut West

October 8, 2013

SPACQ Foundation honours best in Francophone songwriting

Fourteen SOCAN members on winners list

October 7, 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

SOCAN supports Canadian Blast at CMJ Music Marathon 2013

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

September 30, 2013

Kelly Bado wins SOCAN Best Song Award at Chant’Ouest competition

SOCAN Songwriters Circle presented as part of 2013 conference

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

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

$1,000 honour presented by Danny Boudreau

September 17, 2013

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

Sept. 25-28, 2013, in Hamburg

August 30, 2013

SOCAN member discount for 2013 Billboard Film & TV Music Conference

Register now and save!

August 29, 2013

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

$1,000 honour for his song “Vas-y”

August 21, 2013

SOCAN sponsors 2013 CCMW Songwriters' Café

Nominees announced for 2013 CCMAs

August 15, 2013

Pierre Guitard wins SOCAN Award at Caraquet song competition

Receives $1,000 cash prize

August 12, 2013

Montreal city square re-named Kate McGarrigle Place

McGarrigle family donates "Kate & Nora" artwork to the city

August 8, 2013

Keith Kouna receives 2013 Francophone SOCAN Songwriting Prize

Winning songwriter feted by SOCAN following European tour

August 8, 2013

Video: SOCAN Songwriting Prize winner Mo Kenney visits our Toronto office

Receives $10,500 in prizes, discusses winning song “Sucker”

August 1, 2013

SOCAN honours Dragonette’s "Run Run Run" for speeding to the top

Dan Kurtz, Martina Sorbara win No. 1 Song Award

July 18, 2013

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

$1,000 Song of the Year honour

July 15, 2013

Philippe Brach honoured at 2013 Petite-Vallée Festival

Saguenay songwriter wins SOCAN Best Song Award

July 11, 2013

Mo Kenney Wins 2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize

Fans vote for "Sucker" as the best independent English song

July 10, 2013

SOCAN holds Nashville member reception

And honours “Let it Be Me” writer Bradley Rempel with No. 1 Song Award

July 4, 2013

Nine SOCAN members to be inducted into Order of Canada

Ronnie Hawkins, René Angélil among 74 new appointments

July 3, 2013

Nominees announced for 2013 WCMAs

Double nominees include Hannah Georgas, Japandroids, JP Hoe, Rah Rah, Yukon Blonde

June 27, 2013

Marielle Groven wins SOCAN Foundation’s 2013 John Weinzweig Grand Prize

$3,000 honour for best overall in annual competition

June 25, 2013

NEXT: SOCAN's Annual General Meeting 2013

CEO Eric Baptiste reports on 2012, forecasts for 2013

June 18, 2013

SOCAN presents panel at VIMBC 2013

Three-day music industry conference in Vancouver Island area

June 13, 2013

SOCAN members win musical LEO Awards 2013

SOCAN a proud sponsor of 15th annual BC film & TV honours

June 12, 2013

SOCAN at 2013 Dédé Fortin Festival

Rodéo Mécanique win $1,000 SOCAN Best Song Award

June 12, 2013

Learn songwriting from Justin Rutledge

Weekly intensive course in Toronto

June 6, 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

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

Learn from a master as he shares his creative process

May 17, 2013

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

Montrealer wins the Golden Nica honour

May 17, 2013

Ten songwriters/groups nominated for Félix Leclerc Songwriting Prize

2013 winner to be announced June 13

May 16, 2013

Hay Babies win 2013 Francouvertes music competition

New Brunswick band tops the May 13 Montreal finals

May 15, 2013

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

We collect and distribute the maximum available revenue

May 10, 2013

Lisa LeBlanc wins 2013 Rapsat-Lelièvre international prize

Includes $5000 cash award

May 6, 2013

SOCAN members win big in 2012 International Songwriting Competition

Including three first place awards

May 3, 2013

SOCAN-sponsored events at Great Escape 2013

Canadian Blast/Canada House showcases

May 2, 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

Dead Obies receive SOCAN Award at 2013 Francouvertes

Group wins $1,000 cash honour

April 22, 2013

Rita MacNeil dead at 68

Award-winning singer-songwriter always remained humble

April 17, 2013

SOCAN members get 30% discount on NXNE 2013 Priority Pass

Conference takes place June 10-16 in Toronto

April 16, 2013

Quebec singer-songwriter Pier Béland dies at 65

A longtime SOCAN member and popular country music artist

April 16, 2013

AFBS Health Insurance for SOCAN members

Arts & Entertainment Plan® designed by and for artists

April 15, 2013

Daniel Lanois honoured with Governor General's Award

Renowned producer among six honourees

April 12, 2013

Blaine, Ruttan each earn six CMAO nominations, including SOCAN-sponsored songwriter award

Inaugural edition of Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) Awards

April 11, 2013

Violinist and composer Jean Cousineau dies at 75

Founder of Montreal’s famed Petits Violons music school

April 5, 2013

Jyrell’M receives Ontario’s 2013 Black History Month Award

Ottawa-based SOCAN member honoured

March 27, 2013

Paul Demers wins SOCAN songwriting prize at 2013 Trille Or Awards

SOCAN’s first-ever Francophone Ontario Songwriters Circle rocks!

March 26, 2013

SOCAN buzzing with activity at CMW 2013 Songwriters & Publishers Summit

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

March 25, 2013

Tom Cochrane to host SOCAN-sponsored JUNO Songwriters' Circle

2013 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award winner helms popular showcase

March 22, 2013

Loverboy to receive Legend Award at 2013 VMI Awards

To be presented at Vancouver Music Industry Awards Gala

March 21, 2013

Register now for Petite-Vallée Songwriting Camp

Two seven-day workshops taught by Marc Chabot

March 21, 2013

SOCAN members Viviane Audet, Robin-Joël Cool and Éric West-Millette share Jutra film award

Best Original Music, for the movie Camion

March 19, 2013

Rose Cousins wins SOCAN songwriter award at 2013 ECMAs

SOCAN presents two awards and Songwriters Circle

March 11, 2013

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

SOCAN member a kind of unofficial poet laureate of Canada

March 7, 2013

Seven SOCAN members win in 2013 Canadian Screen Awards

SOCAN celebrates nominees with advance reception

March 5, 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

Canada's Top V-Day Singles for Singles

SOCAN celebrates romantic freedom with a dozen hits by Canadian songwriters

February 7, 2013

Cormier, Placard announced as spokespersons of 2013 Francouvertes

Song competition takes place Feb. 18 - May 13

February 7, 2013

Five SOCAN members nominated for 2013 Jutra Awards

Gala honours to be presented March 17

February 1, 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

Death of songwriter Francis Roques

Penned songs for Annie Blanchard, Gardy Fury, Dominique Hudson, and more

January 25, 2013

Blue Rodeo to have street named after them

In Toronto’s Riverdale neighbourhood

January 24, 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

Steve Strongman wins SOCAN-sponsored Maple Blues Songwriter Award

MonkeyJunk, Suzie Vinnick, Matt Minglewood among other honourees

January 22, 2013

SOCAN members nominated for 2013 Trille Or awards

Amélie et les singes bleus, Damien Robitaille, Paul Demers, Tricia Foster, ZPN

January 17, 2013

SOCAN members nominated for 2013 Canadian Screen Awards

For outstanding achievements in film and television music

January 17, 2013

Wintersleep earns six 2013 ECMA nominations

Including SOCAN-sponsored songwriter award

January 16, 2013

Mychael Danna nominated for two Academy Awards, wins Golden Globe

For his work on the hit movie Life of Pi

January 14, 2013

Glenn Gould to receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award

Honouring contribution of outstanding artistic significance

January 8, 2013

Jill Barber, Melanie Fiona to play Sundance Music Café showcase

Only Canadian artists to be included

January 7, 2013

SOCAN members win in USA Songwriting Competition

Murray Atkinson wins first prize in rock/alternative category

January 4, 2013

SOCAN’s Eddie Schwartz, two other members appointed to Order of Canada

Lorraine Desmarais, Michel Lemieux honoured as well

January 3, 2013

Fred Pellerin presented with his Order of Quebec insignia

Honoured by Quebec Premier Pauline Marois

December 20, 2012

SOCAN sponsors songwriting honours at 2013 Maple Blues Awards

Steve Strongman leads nominations with six

December 19, 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

Mychael Danna nominated for Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice Awards

For his work on the hit movie Life of Pi

December 17, 2012

SOCAN presents No. 1 Awards to music publishers

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

December 14, 2012

SOCAN members Rush to be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

After multiple campaigns by its fans

December 14, 2012

A Day in the Life with The Midway State's Nathan Ferraro: video

The Midway State singer-songwriter and frontman Nathan Ferraro dropped by SOCAN in October 2012 to share some of his insight into the creative process and development behind the hit song “Atlantic

December 11, 2012

Twelve SOCAN members nominated for 2013 Grammy Awards

Carly Rae Jepsen, Drake earn multiple nominations

December 7, 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

Composer André Hamel wins 2012 Serge Garant Prize

Includes $25,000 cash award

November 23, 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

SOCAN members win at 2012 ASCAP Country Music Awards

Sampson, Sawchuck honoured at 50th annual gala

November 5, 2012

Rich Aucoin leads nominations for NSMAs 2012

SOCAN sponsors songwriting award

November 1, 2012

Rose Cousins, Whitehorse lead nominations for 2012 CFMAs

SOCAN sponsors English Songwriter of the Year Award

November 1, 2012

Apply now for NXNE 2013

To be held June 10-16, 2013

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

Divorcees win Anglophone SOCAN honour, three others at 2012 Music NB Awards

Kevin McIntyre wins Francophone SOCAN honour, two others

October 17, 2012

Kirby, Follett win SOCAN award at 2012 Newfoundland music gala

Big winner Repartee takes home five trophies

October 17, 2012

Dave Carroll honoured by Carleton University

Singer-songwriter to receive A.D. Dunton Alumni Award

October 17, 2012

SOCAN events set for OCFF Conference 2012

Delegate reception, keynote address, panel, booth

October 9, 2012

Beaulieu wins SOCAN award at 2012 Chant’Ouest

$1,000 best song honour for “Ciré jaune”

October 1, 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

SOCAN supports VIMBC 2012: The Great Canadian Song Race

Oct. 12-14 in the Comox Valley of B.C.

September 25, 2012

SOCAN members save 10% on all Berklee online courses

Free music theory handbook also available

September 19, 2012

Three SOCAN composers honoured at 2012 Gémeaux Awards

Dominique Grand, Sylvain Grand, Normand Corbeil

September 18, 2012

Bédard receives SOCAN award at 2012 St. Tite Western Fest

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

September 18, 2012

Nolin wins SOCAN Best Song Award at 2012 Granby fest

Winning song “L’Igloo” takes $1,000 cash prize

September 12, 2012

SOCAN honours Dean Brody with No. 1 Song Award during CMW 2012

“Canadian Girls” peaks on Nielsen BDS Country chart

September 12, 2012

Bamford wins SOCAN songwriter award at 2012 CCMAs

SOCAN Songwriter’s Café highlights CMW

September 12, 2012

SOCAN’s first-ever ECHO Songwriting Prize live showcase a great success

Five Francophone finalists strut their stuff at Montreal's Lion d"Or

September 11, 2012

Death of music publisher Christopher J. Reed (1951-2012)

President of Intermède Music

August 29, 2012

Sonia Brochet wins SOCAN Award at St-Ambroise song fest

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

August 23, 2012

Applications open for ECMW SOCAN-sponsored Songwriters' Circle

25th anniversary edition of East Coast Music Week

August 22, 2012

Laurence Hélie receives SOCAN Award at Saint-Quentin music fest

$1,000 Best Song Award for “Kérosène”

August 21, 2012

SOCAN members save 20% from Mission Control Artist Services (MCAS)

MCAS helps you make music, connect to fans, build your brand

August 21, 2012

SOCAN member Ève Cournoyer’s untimely death at age 43

Winner of first SOCAN Francophone ECHO Songwriting Prize in 2006

August 13, 2012

Five finalists chosen for prestigious SOCAN French ECHO Songwriting Prize

Nominees to perform at September 10th showcase

August 2, 2012

David Puhacz receives SOCAN Award at Caraquet song competition

Receives best song honours for “Cassé en deux”

August 2, 2012

SOCAN Vancouver office celebrates SOCAN Foundation Young AV Composer Award winners

Tosia Scarfe, Ryan Faas, Iman Habibi, Hunter Pearson honoured

August 2, 2012

SOCAN honours Ian Thornley with No. 1 Song Award

For “Albatross,” recorded by his band Big Wreck

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 sponsors 2012 CCMA/CCMW songwriters' award, performances

FanFest contest also open now

July 18, 2012

SOCAN Foundation Awards celebrate young audio-visual composers

Film & TV composers from Montreal, Vancouver awarded top prizes

July 17, 2012

SOCAN honours "Call Me Maybe" writers with No. 1 Song Award

Carly Rae Jepsen, Tavish Crowe, Josh Ramsay

July 12, 2012

SOCAN members named to Order of Canada

Grit Laskin, Stephen Chatman, Allan Gordon Bell, Silver Donald Cameron, Gilles Tremblay

July 12, 2012

Gingras wins SOCAN Best Song Award at Petite-Vallée fest

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

July 9, 2012

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

SOCAN members among honourees at 27th annual awards

July 4, 2012

Marie-Claire Cronier receives SOCAN Award at 2012 Ontario POP

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

June 28, 2012

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 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 connects with members at NXNE 2012

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

June 25, 2012

SOCAN at Dédé Fortin Festival

Mordicus wins $3,000 prize

June 21, 2012

SOCAN Annual Report to Members

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

June 19, 2012

SOCAN Foundation announces recipients of annual Young Composers Awards

The SOCAN Foundation has awarded 15 recipients in the 21st Annual SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers. This year’s competition attracted 167 entries, awarding $29,250 to 15 prizewinners.

June 18, 2012

Marie-Pierre Arthur wins 2012 Félix Leclerc Award

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

June 18, 2012

Alexandre Poulin receives Swiss award

Honoured with Guy Bel Best Male Songwriter Award

June 18, 2012

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

SOCAN at NXNE 2012

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

June 13, 2012

Submit now for 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards

The submission deadline for the 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs) is fast approaching.

June 13, 2012

Nominees announced for 2012 WCMAs

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

June 13, 2012

SOCAN members win musical LEO Awards 2012

SOCAN was a proud corporate sponsor of the 14th annual LEO Awards

June 6, 2012

Brian Current receives $15,000 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award

SOCAN member and composer Brian Current is one of several world-renowned artists to win the $15,000 Victor Martin Lynch-Staunton Award this year.

May 30, 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 stars shine at 2012 BMI awards

SOCAN members Drake, Clinton Shorter, Andrew Lockington, and Keith Power were among a remarkable list of winners at the 60th annual BMI Pop Awards, held on May 15, 2012, and the BMI Film/TV Awards

May 29, 2012

SOCAN holds L.A. member reception

SOCAN held a reception for members in Los Angeles on May 17, 2012, at the Canadian Consul General’s official residence from 6 - 8:30 p.m.

May 29, 2012

Héra Ménard wins SOCAN award at Tremplin de Dégelis 2012

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

May 28, 2012

SOCAN Elects New Board of Directors

Some familiar faces and some new faces

May 25, 2012

Leonard Cohen honoured at Glenn Gould prize gala

Donates $50,000 cash prize to Canada Council

May 17, 2012

Register now for the 2014 World Acadian Congress theme song writing contest

Songwriters are invited to register for the theme song writing competition of the next Congrès mondial acadien

May 15, 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

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

Year-long homage to Ana Sokolovic in 2012

SOCAN member Ana Sokolovic, a versatile composer whose repertoire includes orchestral and piano works as well as numerous chamber music and stage works, has been chosen by the SMCQ (Société de mus

April 13, 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

Learn songwriting from Justin Rutledge

ou can learn songwriting from Justin Rutledge this summer as he teaches an intensive course presented by the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies.

April 5, 2012

City and Colour wins 2012 Juno songwriter award

City and Colour (Dallas Green) won songwriter of the year honours for the songs “Fragile Bird”, “We Found Each Other” and “Weightless,” from his Little Hell album, at the 2012 Juno Awards

April 2, 2012

Register now for 2012 Road to Stanfest songwriting camp

Novice, intermediate and advanced songwriters are invited to register now for the 2012 edition of the Road to Stanfest Songwriters’ Music Camp, to be held June 25-28 in historic Sherbrooke Village

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

Apply now for $5.29 million PEAK Performance Project

March 28, 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

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

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

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 honours "Shut Up and Dance" writers with No. 1 Song Award

SOCAN was pleased to honour the co- writers of "Shut Up and Dance" with a No. 1 Song Award for reaching the top spot on the MuchMusic Coundown the week of Jan. 20, 2012.

March 5, 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

SOCAN members win in USA Songwriting Competition

SOCAN members Ashleigh Eymann, David Leask, and his co-writer Robert Davis won first prizes in their respective categories of the USA Songwriting Competition for 2011.

February 17, 2012

SOCAN member Melanie Fiona wins two Grammys

Toronto R&B singer Melanie Fiona has won two 2012 Grammy Awards.

February 14, 2012

Jimmy Rankin earns eight ECMA nominations

Jimmy Rankin leads the nominations for the 2012 East Coast Music Awards, with eight including nods for entertainer, song (for "Here in My Heart"), and album (for Forget About the World) o

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