SOCAN

SOCAN welcomes motion triggering parliamentary review of Copyright Act

Comes at a pivotal moment for authors, composers and music publishers

December 13, 2017

National Music Centre exhibition celebrates 2017 Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees

Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame 2017 inductees also

December 13, 2017

Alessia Cara leads SOCAN member 2018 Grammy Award nominations with four (updated)

Daniel Caesar, Leonard Cohen each have two; others include The Weeknd, Arcade Fire, Michael Bublé, Sarah McLachlan

December 11, 2017

SOCkAN!

Our cozy holiday socks support the Unison Benevolent Fund

December 7, 2017

SOCAN presents No. 1 Awards to our music publishers

During year-end receptions celebrating their success in 2017

December 6, 2017

SATE, Savannah Ré, Meryem Saci showcase for industry at SOCAN Toronto offices

During Guild of Music Supervisors “lunch, learn, listen” session

December 5, 2017

Thriving pro songwriter Simon Wilcox opens up about career, process, self

At SOCAN master class, during first-ever Music Week at YouTube Space Toronto

December 4, 2017

SOCAN presents No. 1 Song Award to WondaGurl, Eestbound

For co-writing Travi$ Scott’s “Antidote,” which topped MuchMusic Countdown

December 4, 2017

Jocelyn Alice honoured for co-writing “The Drugs”

SOCAN presents Alice with No. 1 Song Award for Mother Mother chart-topper

December 1, 2017

Coleman Hell’s “Fireproof” burns its way to top of MuchMusic Countdown

SOCAN presents No. 1 Song Award to Hell, co-writer La+ch

November 29, 2017

GAMIQ 2017: And the Winners Are…

Twelfth annual Gala held Nov. 26 at Café Campus

November 28, 2017

SOCAN composer Dinuk Wijeratne wins $25,000 Nova Scotia honour

His composition Polyphonic Lively receives 2017 Masterworks Arts Award

November 27, 2017

SOCAN hosts 2017 publisher, screen composer meetings at Montréal office

Nov. 21, 22 meetings foster sharing, dialogue

November 24, 2017

Miranda Mulholland addresses Economic Club of Canada

SOCAN Board President Stan Meissner, others also speak, on “Redefining Success in a Digital Marketplace”

November 23, 2017

SOCAN presents No. 1 Song Award to Maia Davies, David Mohacsi

For co-writing Mother Mother’s “The Drugs,” which topped Nielsen BDS Modern Rock Chart

November 23, 2017

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

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

November 22, 2017

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

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

November 22, 2017

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

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

November 21, 2017

SOCAN’s Eddie Schwartz elected President of CIAM

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

November 21, 2017

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

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

November 17, 2017

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

SOCAN holds info session to packed house at kickoff event

November 17, 2017

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

Blue Rodeo frontman discusses his songwriting process over the years

November 16, 2017

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

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

November 16, 2017

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

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

November 15, 2017

SOCAN employees help hurricane Maria relief effort in Dominica

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

November 14, 2017

Wondagurl, Simon Wilcox, songwriters highlight upcoming Music Week at YouTube Space Toronto

SOCAN “Cooking Beats” event, songwriter master class, showcases, more

November 13, 2017

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

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

November 10, 2017

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

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

November 9, 2017

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

Winners include Steven Lee Olsen, Deric Ruttan, Kelly Archer

November 8, 2017

Video Interview: Andy Shauf – "A song kind of shows what it needs while you’re working on it"

Acclaimed singer-songwriter discusses writing process for concept album The Party

November 8, 2017

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

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

November 7, 2017

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

For his song “Du bonheur dans les étoiles”

November 6, 2017

Yamaha Canada Music donates gear to SOCAN Toronto office

For Harmony Lounge, home of our members’ “SOCAN Sessions”

November 6, 2017

Vote now for 2017 Maple Blues Awards!

SOCAN sponsors Songwriter of the Year Award

November 3, 2017

SOCAN members receive discount on entries for 2017 Canadian Songwriting Competition

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

November 2, 2017

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

Held at La TOHU, Oct. 16, 2017

November 1, 2017

SOCAN Vancouver Family & Friends Bash resounds with local community

Music people connect with each other at well-attended gathering

October 31, 2017

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

SOCAN members chat with us after they receive their awards

October 31, 2017

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

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

October 30, 2017

ADISQ 2017 first Gala: Klô Pelgag keeps racking up honours

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

October 27, 2017

Video Interview: Claude Dubois earns two more SOCAN Classics

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

October 27, 2017

“SOCAN on the Island” Song Camp creates a record 45 songs in a week

Second annual SOCAN West Coast camp fosters “life-changing” experiences

October 26, 2017

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

Roots trio is top winner of the night

October 24, 2017

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

Various SOCAN members win awards during three-day event

October 24, 2017

Ma première Place des Arts: SOCAN Song Contest

Find the artist who’ll break out your original song

October 24, 2017

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

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

October 24, 2017

Video Interview: Luc De Larochellière wins three SOCAN Classic Awards

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

October 23, 2017

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

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

October 20, 2017

SOCAN holds third annual meeting with #ComposersWhoScore

Well-received gathering promotes healthy dialogue, strong relationship

October 19, 2017

Steve Maloney wins SOCAN songwriter award at 2017 Newfoundland music week

Maloney, Janet Cull, Kubasonics each win three awards

October 19, 2017

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

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

October 19, 2017

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

Exclusive red carpet interview with Francophone music giant

October 18, 2017

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

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

October 18, 2017

SOCAN presents panel with FrancisGotHeat at IMSTA FESTA 2017

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

October 18, 2017

One Bad Son earns SOCAN No. 1 Song Award for "Raging Bull"

For peaking on Nielsen BDS Mainstream Rock Chart

October 18, 2017

SOCAN mourns the loss of Gord Downie

Iconic Tragically Hip singer co-wrote definitive Canadian music for a generation

October 18, 2017

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

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

October 17, 2017

Janice Staub joins SOCAN Board of Directors

Extensive experience helping artists manage money, further careers

October 16, 2017

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

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

October 12, 2017

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

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

October 12, 2017

Complete your SOCAN Member Online Survey!

We want your feedback so we can benefit you more!

October 10, 2017

SOCAN and Muzooka collaborate to streamline live show reporting for artists

Setlist Submitter solves a stage-old problem

October 3, 2017

SOCAN cautiously optimistic about Creative Canada initiatives

Pleased to see federal government investing in Canadian content

September 29, 2017

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

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

September 29, 2017

Fondation SPACQ awards $120,000 to 14 recipients

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

September 28, 2017

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

Performing rights champion of songwriters, composers, music publishers

September 28, 2017

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

For peaking on CBC Radio 2 Top 20 Chart

September 27, 2017

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

SOCAN extremely disappointed, very concerned about significant reductions in rates

September 27, 2017

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

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

September 26, 2017

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

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

September 26, 2017

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

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

September 25, 2017

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

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

September 19, 2017

SOCAN Family & Friends Bash resonates with our Nashville community

Presenting No. 1 Song Awards to eight members

September 19, 2017

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

Spanish-language album initially viewed as unlikely winner

September 19, 2017

Songwriters inspired at SOCAN Song House during BreakOut West 2017

Young tunesmiths enjoy song-camp learning, experience

September 15, 2017

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

Technical and documentary gala held Sept. 14, 2017

September 15, 2017

Daniel Bélanger, Klô Pelgag dominate 2017 ADISQ Awards nominations

Finalists for Song of the Year Award also announced

September 14, 2017

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

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

September 13, 2017

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

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

September 11, 2017

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

Popular event returns for ninth year at Toronto International Film Festival

September 8, 2017

Strong presence of SOCAN #ComposersWhoScore in movies at 2017 TIFF

Toronto International Film Festival highlights our screen scorers’ work

September 7, 2017

MaMA 2017: SOCAN members get special rate on pro passes

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

September 1, 2017

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

Joint portal will benefit rights holders, businesses that use music

August 29, 2017

Video: SOCAN Awards 2017 double winners Voodoo Highway Music

Quartet team of #ComposersWhoScore discuss their craft

August 29, 2017

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

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

August 29, 2017

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

Loel Campbell discusses the band’s songwriting process

August 24, 2017

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

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

August 23, 2017

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

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

August 23, 2017

Legendary author, songwriter Réjean Ducharme passes away at 76

Wrote many major songs for Robert Charlebois, Pauline Julien

August 22, 2017

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

Song wins SOCAN 2017 Pop Music Award

August 22, 2017

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

Song wins SOCAN 2017 Country Music Award

August 21, 2017

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

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

August 17, 2017

Throwback Thursday Video: The 2017 SOCAN Awards

A look back at "Music Creators Night in Canada"

August 17, 2017

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

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

August 16, 2017

SOCAN presents three No. 1 Song Awards to Serena Ryder

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

August 14, 2017

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

SOCAN agrees with need to improve efficiency, transparency

August 11, 2017

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

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

August 10, 2017

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

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

August 10, 2017

SOCAN Songwriting Prize 2017 winners PUP visit our Toronto office

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

August 9, 2017

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

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

August 9, 2017

Video Interview: Lisa LeBlanc – “I love Cajun music, it’s probably what makes me the happiest on earth”

Polaris Prize 2017 short-list nominee discusses constant travelling, songwriting

August 3, 2017

SOCAN Foundation and SiriusXM launch inaugural Young Canadian Songwriter Awards

With five prizes of $5,000 each

August 1, 2017

Video Interview: Donovan Woods – "The more often you write, the better you are at it"

Celebrated songwriter discusses his methods, publishing deal, writing "What They Mean"

July 31, 2017

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

Honouring the late, legendary SOCAN member at our 2017 Awards

July 25, 2017

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

For peaking on CBC Radio 2 Top 20 chart

July 21, 2017

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

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

July 20, 2017

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

Global smash “Dancing Kizomba” wins SOCAN Dance Music Award

July 19, 2017

Video: “We’ve played some gigs”

SOCAN members discuss their favourite venues in Canada

July 17, 2017

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

SOCAN also sponsors several workshops during 2017 edition of song fest

July 13, 2017

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

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

July 13, 2017

SOCAN members dominate 2017 Polaris Music Prize Short List

Our congratulations to the nominees!

July 13, 2017

Apply now Francophone SOCAN Publisher of the Year Award

Submit nomination for honour at next Montréal SOCAN Awards Gala

July 12, 2017

Nominees announced for 2017 Canadian Country Music Association Awards

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

July 12, 2017

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

Music fans vote "DVP" favourite among 10 nominated songs

July 12, 2017

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

“The award belongs to our songwriters”

July 11, 2017

SOCAN wins a 2017 Canadian Enterprise Award

For Best Music Licensing Non-Profit Organization

July 6, 2017

SOCAN co-sponsors Jenson Vaughan’s Canada 150 Song Camp in Toronto

SOCAN Kenekt 2017 Song Camp participant re-assembles some of the gang

July 6, 2017

A live SOCAN surprise for Bobby Bazini at Rouge FM

SOCAN member receives a No. 1 Song Award for “Never Let Go”

July 5, 2017

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

Song earns reuniting band a 2017 SOCAN Classic Award

July 5, 2017

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

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

July 4, 2017

SOCAN applauds landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision on illegal websites

Decision provides further protection to intellectual property owners

June 29, 2017

Video: What are these SOCAN members’ favourite things about Canada?

Diversity, nature, politeness, and much more in Canada at 150

June 29, 2017

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

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

June 29, 2017

SOCAN “Song Camp Monday” hosts Strumbellas bassist Darryl James

Co-writes a song with Jordan Paul, Wild Rivers’ Khalid Yassein

June 28, 2017

Two SOCAN members surprised onstage at 2017 FrancoFolies de Montréal

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

June 28, 2017

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

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

June 27, 2017

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

How Maestro Fresh Wes created a groundbreaking SOCAN Classic Award winner

June 26, 2017

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

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

June 23, 2017

Video: Hedley win their first career-spanning honour

SOCAN 2017 National Achievement Award winners keep things fresh, fun

June 22, 2017

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

Clips and tips from leading SOCAN #ComposersWhoScore

June 22, 2017

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

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

June 21, 2017

Video: Carly Rae Jepsen talks about songwriting

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

June 21, 2017

Seventeen SOCAN #ComposersWhoScore nominated for Gémeaux Awards

Technical & Documentary Gala slated for Sept. 14, 2017

June 21, 2017

Ruth B finds career highlight at 2017 SOCAN Awards

Pop Music Award winner reaches new height in “Heaven”

June 21, 2017

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

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

June 20, 2017

Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame inducts Diane Tell classic “Si j’étais un homme”

Beyries pays tribute to vintage hit ballad

June 19, 2017

2017 SOCAN Songwriting Prize finalists vie for $10,000

Vote now, online or via social media

June 15, 2017

Record 2016 financial results “Powered by SOCAN”

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

June 14, 2017

Video Interview: 2017 JUNO winners, Polaris long-listers A Tribe Called Red

Discuss collaborations, unexpected success, current wave of Indigenous culture, songwriting

June 14, 2017

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

SOCAN once again helps members to expand their careers abroad

June 13, 2017

Video: Watch Joey Landreth perform three songs at a SOCAN Session

JUNO-winner plays solo acoustic versions of “Gone Girl,” “Time Served,” “Whiskey”

June 13, 2017

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

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

June 13, 2017

Livestream the SOCAN Annual General Meeting 2017

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

June 12, 2017

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

Meghan Patrick wins big with four awards

June 12, 2017

SOCAN #ComposersWhoScore win seven 2017 LEO Awards

SOCAN co-sponsors the event

June 8, 2017

Want to learn about songwriting from the President of SOCAN? Register now!

Stan Meissner among SongStudio 2017 mentors, along with Steven Page, Shelly Peiken

June 8, 2017

Sweet Success for Achievement Award winners at "The SOCANs"

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

June 8, 2017

“I Be U Be” a winner, with SOCAN No. 1 Song Award for Jenson Vaughan

Song co-written for High Valley tops two Canadian country-music charts

June 7, 2017

#ComposersWhoScore: Dear Criminals score an Iris Award

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

June 7, 2017

Register Now for 2017 Country Music Association of Ontario Conference

SOCAN co-sponsors event, songwriting award

June 6, 2017

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

Deadline for artist development program: June 30, 2017

June 5, 2017

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

Matt Holubowski, DJ Sabrina Sabotage will perform

June 1, 2017

Joey Landreth plies SOCAN staff with Whiskey

JUNO-winning artist plays songs from his solo EP at SOCAN Session in Toronto

June 1, 2017

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

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

May 30, 2017

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

Recognizing our commitment to lead the global transformation of music rights

May 29, 2017

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

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

May 26, 2017

SOCAN strengthens international team by appointing Steven Ambers

Meet our new Director, International Business Development & Compliance

May 24, 2017

ASCAP honours SOCAN members at 2017 Pop Music Awards

Alessia Cara, Wondagurl, The Weeknd, Drake among winners

May 24, 2017

KINLEY wins SOCAN Songwriter Award at 2017 Music PEI Awards

Also earns two other honours during May Run Music Festiva

May 23, 2017

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

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

May 19, 2017

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

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

May 19, 2017

SOCAN rocks Parliament Hill with advocacy, music

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

May 18, 2017

SOCAN members Matt Epp and Faouzia win more-than-$70,000 Grand Prize in 2016 International Songwriting Competition

First time SOCAN members have won ISC’s top honour

May 18, 2017

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

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

May 17, 2017

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

Winner of Allan Waters Humanitarian Prize at 2017 JUNO Awards

May 17, 2017

The Free’s “Freedom Island” wins inaugural Canadian Songwriting Competition

Grand prize includes $5,000 cash, a week at SOCAN House

May 17, 2017

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

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

May 16, 2017

SOCAN comments on CMRRA acquisition by SoundExchange

World of music rights management moving quickly

May 15, 2017

BMI celebrates SOCAN members’ accomplishments

At both pop and screen music gala awards for 2017

May 12, 2017

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

On winning second consecutive JUNO, songwriting changes

May 12, 2017

Amelia Curran provides Watershed moment for our staff

Award-winning singer-songwriter plays SOCAN Session in Toronto

May 11, 2017

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

Gala presentation slated for June 15

May 11, 2017

Video: Lydia Képinski, winner of the 2017 Francouvertes

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

May 10, 2017

Three finalists announced for SOCAN Publisher of the Year Award

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

May 10, 2017

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

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

May 9, 2017

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

Franco-Canadian music industry celebrated in 9th annual edition

May 9, 2017

Life at SOCAN stars in new video

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

May 8, 2017

Broadway musical co-written by SOCAN member David Hein earns seven nominations for 2017 Tony Awards

Come From Away, co-created with wife Irene Sankoff

May 8, 2017

Video Interview: Viral phenomenon and 2017 JUNO winner Ruth B

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

May 5, 2017

Video Interview: Five-time JUNO winner Exco Levi

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

May 3, 2017

Reuben And The Dark earn SOCAN No. 1 Song Award for “Heart in Two”

Peaked on CBC Radio 2 Top 20 Chart

May 3, 2017

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

Honours celebrate excellence in B.C. film and TV

May 3, 2017

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

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

May 1, 2017

Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame inducts The Mamas & The Papas’ classic “I Saw Her Again”

Port Cities pay tribute to vintage hit, written by Denny Doherty and John Phillips

May 1, 2017

Kenekt Québec Song Camp 2017: a most rewarding second edition

Seventeen SOCAN members collaborate on tomorrow’s hits

April 28, 2017

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

SOCAN to present “Cooking Beats” workshop with FrancisGotHeat

April 27, 2017

Klô Pelgag wins 2017 Prix Rapsat-Lelièvre

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

April 26, 2017

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

Drake Music Programmer Ian MacNeil stresses the importance of SOCAN

April 26, 2017

SOCAN is everywhere at CMW 2017!

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

April 25, 2017

#ComposersWhoScore: Cristobal Tapia De Veer honoured with BAFTA

His first British award: Best Original Score for National Treasure

April 24, 2017

2017 JUNOs video interviews: Laurence Nerbonne

Francophone Album of the Year winner opens up backstage

April 21, 2017

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

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

April 20, 2017

JUNOs 2017 Video Interview: The Dirty Nil

Members talk about recording, songwriting, touring

April 18, 2017

JUNOs 2017 Video Interviews: Strumbellas

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

April 13, 2017

Darcys play SOCAN Session for our Toronto staff

Electro-pop duo performs songs from Centrefold album, discuss songwriting, SOCAN

April 13, 2017

JUNOs 2017 Video: Sarah McLachlan

Canadian music icon discusses her songwriting process

April 11, 2017

SOCAN celebrates spring, and members’ chart success

Third annual SOCAN Montréal Spring Party a big hit again

April 11, 2017

Call for nominations for SOCAN Publisher of the Year Award

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

April 11, 2017

SOCAN recognizes Mother Mother with No. 1 Song Award

For “The Drugs” topping Nielsen BDS Modern Rock chart

April 10, 2017

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

Members discuss album production that earned them JUNO win

April 7, 2017

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

Co-write with band tops Nielsen BDS Modern Rock Chart

April 7, 2017

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

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

April 6, 2017

JUNOs 2017 Video Interviews: Tanika Charles

Talks about her breakthrough year, songwriting, SOCAN

April 6, 2017

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

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

April 6, 2017

JUNOs 2017 Video Interview: Kaytranada (Part 2)

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

April 6, 2017

JUNOs 2017 Video Interviews: Karl Wolf

Talks about previous JUNO noms, current collaborations, SOCAN

April 5, 2017

JUNOs 2017 Video Interviews: Kaytranada (Part 1)

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

April 5, 2017

SOCAN honours Billy Talent with No. 1 Song Award

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

April 5, 2017

SOCAN and SODRAC Seeking Integrated Management of Music Rights in Canada

Actively discussing the possibility of combining operations

April 5, 2017

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

Working alone, on guitar, all hours

April 4, 2017

SOCAN is everywhere at 2017 JUNO Awards

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

April 3, 2017

Jack Richardson London Music Awards expands to a full week

Featuring Bob Ezrin, John Acquaviva, SOCAN workshop

March 30, 2017

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

Discusses current climate for electronic music, continuing recognition, songwriting

March 30, 2017

CSAs 2017 #ComposersWhoScore Video Interviews: Matthew Schellenberg

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

March 28, 2017

Participate in finalist selection for 2017 Gémeaux Awards

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

March 27, 2017

2017 JUNO Award Nominee Video Interviews: Heather Bambrick

Discusses her nomination, songwriting, favourite singers

March 27, 2017

CSAs 2017 #ComposersWhoScore Video Interviews: Michael White

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

March 24, 2017

CSAs 2017 #ComposersWhoScore Video Interviews: Jeff Toyne

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

March 22, 2017

SOCAN wins 2017 Softech INTL Award for Best Creative Professional Advocacy

Once again leading the global transformation of music rights

March 22, 2017

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

We also showcase our members’ music at various events

March 21, 2017

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

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

March 21, 2017

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

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

March 20, 2017

Patrice Michaud earns SOCAN No. 1 Song Award for “Kamikaze”

His song has reigned on the BDS chart since Jan. 17, 2017

March 17, 2017

CSAs 2017 #ComposersWhoScore Video Interviews: Steve London

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

March 17, 2017

CSAs 2017 #ComposersWhoScore Video Interviews: Rob Carli

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

March 16, 2017

SOCAN hosts “Song Camp Monday” at Vancouver office

Alexandria Maillot, Terence Jack write together in first West Coast edition

March 16, 2017

2017 JUNO Award Nominee Video Interviews: Coleman Hell

Discusses his nomination, touring, songwriting

March 14, 2017

SOCAN reception celebrates 2017 Canadian Screen Awards music category nominees

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

March 13, 2017

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

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

March 13, 2017

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

Milk & Bone, Matthew Schellenberg, David Braid

March 10, 2017

Matt Epp earns SOCAN No. 1 Song Award for "The Sound" (feat. Faouzia)

Peaked on CBC Radio 2 Top 20 Chart

March 10, 2017

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

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

March 9, 2017

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

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

March 9, 2017

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

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

March 8, 2017

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

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

March 7, 2017

Overwhelming interest in YouTube Escrow Liquidation Agreement

Extensive FAQ available

March 6, 2017

2017 JUNO Award Nominee Video Interviews: Barbra Lica

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

March 6, 2017

Atlantic Canadian singer-songwriters benefit from inaugural ECMA Songwriters Tour

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

February 28, 2017

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

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

February 27, 2017

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

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

February 24, 2017

Cristobal Tapia De Veer wins a FIPA d’Or award

SOCAN members showcase at Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels

February 24, 2017

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

Royalties were generated between August 2012 through December 2015

February 24, 2017

2017 JUNO Award Nominee Video Interviews: Whitehorse

Discuss blues category nomination, overdubbing, writing process

February 23, 2017

Video: Captivating SOCAN Songwriter’s Circle at RIDEAU Conference

Alexandre Désilets wins SOCAN Jury Prize

February 21, 2017

TSO New Creations Festival 2017, curated by Owen Pallett, features Tanya Tagaq

Includes world premières by Andrew Staniland, Nicole Lizée, Jordan Pal

February 21, 2017

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

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

February 17, 2017

2017 JUNO Award Nominee Video Interviews: Harrison

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

February 14, 2017

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

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

February 13, 2017

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

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

February 10, 2017

2017 JUNO Award Nominee Video Interviews: Donovan Woods

Discusses songwriter nomination, writing process

February 10, 2017

SOCAN hosts first “Song Camp Monday” at Toronto office

LADY PARUL, Lisa Conway, Pat Robitaille inaugurate new program

February 8, 2017

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

Alessia Cara, the late Leonard Cohen earn four apiece

February 8, 2017

Francouvertes announces 21 artists in the 2017 contest lineup

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

February 7, 2017

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

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

February 6, 2017

JUNOs 2016 Video Interview: Kardinal Offishall

Discusses Kardi Gras Vol. 1, songwriting for the ages

February 3, 2017

Toronto Symphony Orchestra 2017/18 program highlights SOCAN member composers

Continuing Canada Mosaic series includes commissions, world premières

February 3, 2017

Classified, Ria Mae, Repartee lead 2017 ECMA nominations

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

February 2, 2017

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

Workshop targets Atlantic Canadian songwriters

February 2, 2017

SOCAN supports initial development of dotBlockchain music project

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

February 1, 2017

SOCAN participates in third annual UNISON Bonspiel

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

February 1, 2017

Records Crushed Again by SOCAN

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

January 31, 2017

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

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

January 27, 2017

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

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

January 27, 2017

The Heartbroken plays SOCAN Session for our staff

“Supergroup” performs songs from new album Storm Clouds, discuss songwriting, SOCAN

January 24, 2017

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

Both peaked on CBC Radio 2 Top 20 Chart

January 23, 2017

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

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

January 20, 2017

Nominees announced for 2017 Trille Or Awards

Medhi Cayenne leads with 12 noms; Anique Granger gets nine

January 19, 2017

Twenty-seven SOCAN members nominated for 2017 Canadian Screen Awards

March 12 gala to be broadcast live on CBC

January 18, 2017

Ian Thomas' son Jake recuperating from serious injury in snowmobile accident

Crowdfunding campaign underway to assist his recovery

January 18, 2017

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

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

January 16, 2017

SOCAN presents No. 1 Song Award to Ryan Guldemond of Mother Mother

For co-writing Hannah Georgas’ “Don’t Go,” which topped CBC Radio 2 Top 20

January 13, 2017

Ma première Place des Arts : SOCAN launches the Prix Chanson Originale

New award, Rencontre SOCAN part of partnership with SACEF

January 13, 2017

SOCAN members nominated for 2017 International Folk Music Awards

Tanya Tagaq, The Once, Irish Mythen, Kaia Kater, Ten Strings and a Goat Skin

January 12, 2017

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

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

January 11, 2017

Video Interview: Iconic singer-songwriter Tom Cochrane

Discusses his songwriting process

January 10, 2017

SOCAN launches monthly “Song Camp Mondays” at Toronto office

Randomly-chosen, three-person, one-day writing sessions begin Feb. 6, 2017

January 9, 2017

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

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

January 9, 2017

Video Interview: Legendary producer Bob Ezrin

Discusses JUNO Award-winning collaboration with Johnny Reid

January 6, 2017

Video Interview: Electro-pop duo Milk and Bone

Discuss U.S. audiences, songwriting, SOCAN

January 6, 2017

Study finds music as important for working out as shoes

Music Drives Fitness research supports value of music

January 5, 2017

Video Interview: Three Days Grace

Hugely successful hard rock band discusses its songwriting process

January 4, 2017

SOCAN presents two No. 1 Song Awards to Kobalt

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

December 21, 2016

SOCAN presents No. 1 Song Award to Joel Plaskett

For “Credits Roll” topping CBC Radio 2 Top 20

December 21, 2016

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

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

December 20, 2016

“Polaroid” earns Alex Nevsky and Editorial Avenue a SOCAN No. 1 Song Award

Co-writer, publisher awarded at Bell Centre in Montréal

December 19, 2016

Drake leads SOCAN member 2017 Grammy Award nominations with eight

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

December 19, 2016

Watch Corey Hart, Brett Kissel celebrated at 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame gala

To be televised Dec. 19, 2016; Nelly Furtado also in broadcast

December 16, 2016

Cowboy Junkies singer Margo Timmins appointed to Order of Ontario

For influence on contemporary music in Canada, the world

December 16, 2016

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

Worldwide hit earns 17 million streams in opening weekend alone

December 15, 2016

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

Song co-written with The Weeknd tops MuchMusic Countdown

December 15, 2016

Actor, songwriter, composer, SOCAN member Alan Thicke, passes on at 69

Wrote theme songs to TV shows Diff’rent Strokes, The Facts of Life, Wheel of Fortune

December 14, 2016

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

All proceeds going to Unison Benevolent Fund

December 12, 2016

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

With reps from almost all branches of her team in attendance

December 8, 2016

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

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

December 7, 2016

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

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

December 5, 2016

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

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

December 2, 2016

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

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

December 1, 2016

GAMIQ 2016: Celebrating SOCAN members on Québec indie scene

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

November 29, 2016

Alessia Cara receives four SOCAN No. 1 Song Awards

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

November 29, 2016

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

Eighty percent from music performance royalties

November 25, 2016

SOCAN presents No. 1 Awards to music publishers

During meetings/receptions celebrating their success

November 24, 2016

Bruce Cockburn to host 2016 JUNO Songwriters’ Circle

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

November 22, 2016

SOCAN honours Dylan Menzie with No. 1 Song Award

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

November 22, 2016

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

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

November 21, 2016

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

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

November 21, 2016

SOCAN hosts first edition of Kenekt Québec Song Camp

15 SOCAN members participate in highly creative event

November 16, 2016

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

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

November 15, 2016

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

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

November 14, 2016

SOCAN mourns the loss of iconic singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen

Legendary member for more than four decades

November 10, 2016

Veteran Québec superstar Kevin Parent plays SOCAN Session for Toronto staff

Performs songs from new album Kanji, discusses songwriting process

November 10, 2016

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

Justin Bieber also wins big

November 9, 2016

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

Classified wins three, Ben Caplan receives two

November 8, 2016

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

International hit song tops MuchMusic Chart

November 7, 2016

SOCAN raises its profile in Sweden

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

November 2, 2016

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

Interviews with SOCAN member winners after gala ceremonies

November 1, 2016

Corb Lund wins 2016 SESAC Award in Nashville

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

November 1, 2016

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

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

October 31, 2016

SOCAN simplified: “Turn Your Music into Money”

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

October 31, 2016

2016 ADISQ Awards present opening salvo of Félix trophies

A rewarding gathering of music ecosystem players collects 44 honours

October 28, 2016

SOCAN presents No. 1 Song Award to Begonia

For “Juniper” topping CBC Radio 2 Top 20

October 27, 2016

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

For fuelling its transformation into full-service MRO

October 27, 2016

SOCAN honours Donovan Woods with No. 1 Song Award

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

October 26, 2016

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

Several other panels present valuable information and advice

October 25, 2016

SOCAN’s presence at MaMA 2016 in Paris draws notice

Eric Baptiste, Geneviève Côté speak at closing conference

October 24, 2016

Dean Brody plays engaging SOCAN Session for our staff

Performs songs from new album Beautiful Freakshow, discusses songwriting

October 19, 2016

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

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

October 18, 2016

SOCAN presents panel with Murda Beatz at IMSTA FESTA 2016

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

October 18, 2016

SOCAN Song House at BreakOut West 2016 a great success

Participating songwriters cherish learning, experience

October 17, 2016

SOCAN co-sponsors 2016 Merge Songwriting Camp in Toronto

Jessie Reyez, xSDTRK, Matthew Burnett among participating SOCAN members

October 14, 2016

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

Yukon’s Sophie Villeneuve wins People’s Choice Award

October 11, 2016

First-ever “SOCAN on the Farm” Song Camp in B.C. thrives as members collaborate on new songs

Chris Kirby, Parker Bossley, Mike Evin, others excited at new songwriting opportunities

October 5, 2016

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

Série noire and Utopia music composer discusses his creative approach

October 5, 2016

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

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

October 3, 2016

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

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

September 29, 2016

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

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

September 28, 2016

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

Sharing valuable information on cue sheets, digital royalties, more

September 23, 2016

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

While they showcase for established L.A. music supervisors

September 22, 2016

Video Interview: Two-time JUNO Award winner Old Man Luedecke

On worrying, songwriting, making durable songs

September 21, 2016

Video: Highlights from 2016 Montréal SOCAN Awards Gala

Event held Sept. 12, 2016, at Métropolis

September 16, 2016

SOCAN members awarded in 2016 Unsigned Only song competition

Chris Buck Band, Jules receive top prizes

September 16, 2016

Vince Degiorgio appointed President of CMPA

Brings wealth of experience to the role

September 14, 2016

SOCAN Montréal Awards Gala honours 80 music creators, publishers

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

September 13, 2016

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

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

September 12, 2016

Video Interview: The Trews discuss their new "best of" album Time Capsule

And their songwritng process, co-writing with Serena Ryder, more

September 12, 2016

SOCAN educates songwriting students at 2016 IMC Orchestra & Band Camp

Also sponsors Songwriters Coffee House showcase

September 9, 2016

Video Interview: Award-winning singer-songwriter Brett Kissel

Discusses writing with Randy Bachman, co-writing in Nashville, more

September 1, 2016

Ma Première Place des Arts 2017: Submit your original songs

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

August 31, 2016

SOCAN Montréal Awards 2016 to celebrate music creators, publishers

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

August 30, 2016

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

SOCAN sponsors the event again this year

August 29, 2016

Video Interview: Rising star singer-songwriter Ria Mae

Discusses songwriting process, sudden success

August 25, 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

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 acquires Audiam on heels of MediaNet purchase

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

July 21, 2016

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

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

July 20, 2016

SOCAN Awards 2016 Video Interview: Presenter Alan Frew

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

July 19, 2016

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

SOCAN sponsors many workshops during 34th edition of song festival

July 15, 2016

Ma première Place des Arts 2017: Submit unrecorded songs now

SOCAN invites music publishers to submit unexploited songs to singers

July 14, 2016

Avoid postal strike royalty cheque delays with SOCAN direct deposit

You'll also benefit from many other advantages

July 14, 2016

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

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

July 14, 2016

SOCAN members dominate 2016 Polaris Music Prize Short List

Our congratulations to the nominees!

July 14, 2016

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

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

Video Interview: Samito, La Bronze featured in SOCAN showcase at Rendez-vous Pros des Francos

SOCAN showcase provides them with great exposure

June 17, 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

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 AGM set for June 13, 2016, in Vancouver

With special guest screen composer Jeff Toyne

June 9, 2016

SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste re-appointed Chair of CISAC Board

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

June 8, 2016

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

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

June 8, 2016

Submit now for 15th annual Independent Music Awards

SOCAN members get one free song submission

June 7, 2016

SOCAN and SACEM sign unprecedented transatlantic agreement

First to fully represent Canadian music creators throughout Europe

June 2, 2016

JUNOs 2016 Video Interviews: Whitehorse

Duo discusses its songwriting process, SOCAN

June 1, 2016

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

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

SOCAN makes royalty analysis dashboard available to its members

Music creators and publishers to benefit from leading-edge tools

May 17, 2016

SOCAN acquires MediaNet

Continues expansion of technology, services

May 12, 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

Canadian Music Week receives second Licensed to Play designation

SOCAN co-sponsors first-ever Live Music Industry Awards

May 3, 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

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

East Coast Music Week receives SOCAN Licensed to Play designation

First Eastern Canadian festival to license all venues

April 12, 2016

JUNOs 2016 Video Interviews: Kardinal Offishall

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

April 11, 2016

JUNOs 2016 Video Interviews: SonReal

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

April 8, 2016

JUNOs 2016 Video Interviews: Burton Cummings

Legendary figure discusses importance of songwriting, SOCAN

April 8, 2016

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

For peaking on CBC Radio 2 Top 20 chart

April 8, 2016

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

On songwriting as a vehicle for big, intense emotions

April 8, 2016

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

For peaking on CBC Radio 2 Top 20 chart

April 7, 2016

Video: SOCAN JUNO 2016 video interviews on the way

Stay tuned for videos featuring dozens of SOCAN members

April 6, 2016

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

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

April 6, 2016

SOCAN achieves greatest-ever presence at 2016 JUNO Awards

The Weeknd wins big

April 5, 2016

Half Moon Run earns a SOCAN No. 1 Song Award

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

March 31, 2016

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

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

March 30, 2016

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

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

JUNO Week steps ahead to become Licensed to Play with SOCAN

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

March 10, 2016

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

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

March 8, 2016

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

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

Certified in the 2016 “Best Workplaces in Canada” program

February 11, 2016

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

Event announces 21 artists selected for competition

February 10, 2016

2016 JUNO Award Nominee Video Interviews: The Sheepdogs

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

February 9, 2016

SOCAN presents No. 1 Song Award to Yukon Blonde

For “Saturday Night” topping CBC Radio 2 chart

February 5, 2016

The Weeknd leads nominations for 2016 JUNO Awards

Including Songwriter of the Year, presented by SOCAN

February 3, 2016

SOCAN releases third Licensed to Play video

Third of three promoting value of music

February 3, 2016

Contact ontarois: Pandaléon gets rewarded, SOCAN gets involved

Band receives four awards

February 2, 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

SOCAN to participate in panels at January Music Meeting in Winnipeg

Also sponsors Town Hall at Manitoba Music event

January 21, 2016

Video: 21 SOCAN members nominated for 2016 Canadian Screen Awards

March 13 gala to be broadcast live on CBC

January 20, 2016

Colin Linden wins SOCAN-sponsored Maple Blues 2016 Songwriter Award

Steve Hill wins big with three awards

January 19, 2016

SOCAN tracks more record results in 2015 for music creators

New record for total revenue of approximately $310-million

January 15, 2016

Paul Brandt to host 2016 JUNO Songwriters’ Circle

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

January 12, 2016

Submissions open for SOCAN Song House at ECMW 2016

Workshop targets Atlantic Canadian songwriters

January 11, 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

Cultural and creative industries fuel global economy

Provide 29.5 million jobs worldwide

December 18, 2015

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

Royal Wood pays tribute to Grammy-winning worldwide hit

December 14, 2015

Video: Highlights from the 2015 SOCAN Awards Gala in Montréal

Held Oct. 5, 2015, at Métropolis

December 14, 2015

SOCAN presents No. 1 Awards to music publishers

During meetings/receptions celebrating their success

December 10, 2015

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

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

December 9, 2015

SOCAN presents two No. 1 Song Awards to Scott Helman

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

December 8, 2015

SOCAN sponsors TSP program at 2015 CAPACOA Conference

Bringing together presenters, agents, managers for mentorship, development

December 4, 2015

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

Eric Baptiste re-appointed SOCAN CEO

Will lead the organization for at least five more years

December 1, 2015

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

Celebrating SOCAN members on Québec indie music scene

November 30, 2015

SOCAN executives attend memorial ceremony at Bataclan in Paris

SOCAN members sing iconic Raymond Lévesque song

November 30, 2015

SOCAN launches Licensed to Play advocacy campaign

Promotes fair licensing, value of music to businesses

November 30, 2015

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

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

November 26, 2015

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

SOCAN stands in solidarity with the people of France

Condemns all fanatical violence

November 17, 2015

Randy Wark retiring as SOCAN's Chief Administrative Officer

Mike King promoted to Vice-President, Human Capital

November 17, 2015

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

Singer talks about songwriting for new album, discovering new protegé

November 17, 2015

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

Superstar crooner talks about his growth as a songwriter

November 16, 2015

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

Chatting backstage with Discovery, Band of the Year

November 12, 2015

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

Teen sensation talks briefly about his songwriting

November 12, 2015

Ria Mae wins SOCAN Songwriter honours at Music Nova Scotia Awards

Mo Kenney wins four trophies, including Recording of the Year

November 12, 2015

The Weeknd receives six SOCAN No. 1 Song Awards

Songs topped the Billboard, MuchMusic charts

November 11, 2015

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

Bublé inducted, Mendes wins Allan Slaight Award

November 11, 2015

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

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

November 11, 2015

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

Sharing their impressions backstage at annual celebration of Québec music industry

November 10, 2015

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

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

November 10, 2015

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

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

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

November 5, 2015

SOCAN holds inaugural meeting with Canadian screen composers

Well-received gathering strengthens relationship, allows healthy dialogue

November 5, 2015

SOCAN welcomes new ministers

Looks forward to making even greater strides forward in Ottawa

November 5, 2015

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

Saluting his exceptional, lifelong success

November 4, 2015

SOCAN holds well-received Family & Friends Night in Vancouver

“Making it Work” panel strikes a chord with members

November 2, 2015

SOCAN presents two No. 1 Song Awards to Fortunate Ones

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

November 2, 2015

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

Also wins two SOCAN Popular Song Awards at Montréal Gala

November 2, 2015

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

SOCAN co-hosts reception between two ADISQ Galas

October 28, 2015

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

Dallas Smith wins six honours

October 28, 2015

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

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

October 27, 2015

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

Duo shares digital marketing strategy, among other things

October 26, 2015

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

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

October 22, 2015

National Music Centre partners with Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

Legendary songwriters to be celebrated in exhibition

October 22, 2015

SOCAN welcomes new government

Liberals' response to our questionnaire is encouraging

October 22, 2015

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 questions political parties on copyright policies

Liberals, NDP provide their answers

October 15, 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

SOCAN band rocks Re:Cital

Event raises money for Canadian Music Therapy Trust

September 29, 2015

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

Celebrating our family of Music City songwriters, publishers, industry

September 24, 2015

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

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 activities highlight FMO Conference 2015

SOCAN sponsors delegate reception

September 18, 2015

SOCAN TIFF 2015 brunch connects screen composers with music supervisors

Gathering promotes new opportunities for both

September 17, 2015

Pharis and Jason Romero lead nominations for 2015 CFMAs

SOCAN sponsors English, Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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

On the importance of music to winning organization The Calgary Stampede

July 23, 2015

SOCAN sponsors second Merge Songwriting Camp in Toronto

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

July 22, 2015

Video Interview: 2015 SOCAN International Acheivement Award winners MAGIC!

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

July 22, 2015

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

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

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

SOCAN elects chairs, officers of Board of Directors 2015-2018

Stan Meissner returns as President and Chair

June 18, 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

Inaugural SOCAN showcase during Rendez-vous Pros des Francos

Will feature youthful enthusiasm of Le Couleur and Les Marinellis

June 8, 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

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

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 – 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

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

"This is a matter of pure fairness"

May 8, 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

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

CMW first major music fest Licensed To Play with SOCAN

More than 60 venues show support for music creators

April 28, 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

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

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

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

Vote now for SOCAN Board of Directors 2015-2018

In election section of SOCAN website

April 10, 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

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

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

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

SOCAN responds to court decision on ringtones

Wireless carriers not entitled to refund of royalties

March 9, 2015

SOCAN member discount for two CMW 2015 events

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

March 5, 2015

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

Including early gala winners Rob Carli, John Welsman

February 27, 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

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

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

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

SOCAN presents performing rights workshop in Edmonton

Part of “Make Music at EPL” Series

January 26, 2015

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

SOCAN co-sponsors hip-hop battle during Grammy Week

January 22, 2015

Angel Forrest wins SOCAN-sponsored Maple Blues 2015 Songwriter Award

Steve Hill wins big with four awards

January 20, 2015

LEO Awards 2015 calls for entries

SOCAN-sponsored honours celebrate excellence in BC film, TV

January 19, 2015

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

Ceremony held in December 2014

January 16, 2015

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

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

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

Video: SOCAN Sessions with Ed Robertson

Barenaked Ladies singer-songwriter plays for our staff

December 8, 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

Music has strong impact on consumer holiday shopping experience

SOCAN research finds music prompts consumers to begin holiday shopping

November 28, 2014

SOCAN Throwback Thursday Video: Tegan and Sara at 2014 JUNOs

On what’s next, JUNO wins, and becoming pop stars

November 27, 2014

SOCAN presents Les Respectables with No. 1 Song Awards

Four band members honoured for “Cette fille”

November 26, 2014

25th anniversary Francophone SOCAN Awards to feed Stingray Souvenirs playlist

Channel broadcasts winning songs of the past 25 years

November 25, 2014

SOCAN presents No. 1 Awards to music publishers

Celebrating their success

November 24, 2014

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

SOCAN Throwback Thursday Video: Dean Brody at 2014 JUNOs

On songwriting, collaboration, tips for young writers

November 13, 2014

Register Now for 2014 CMAO “Road to Independence” Conference

SOCAN to participate in songwriting panel

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

SOCAN takes part in 2014 Take Our Kids to Work Day

Guest of Honour: Learning Partnership’s Kim Miller

November 11, 2014

M pour Montreal, Mundial: A plethora of music, panel and conference events

SOCAN members entitled to discount on M for Montreal Panel Passports

November 7, 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

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

SOCAN sponsors “Hope Live” benefit show in Ottawa

To preserve fertility for cancer patients

October 29, 2014

Video: SOCAN presents reception for our Nashville community

Celebrating our family of Music City songwriters, publishers, industry

October 29, 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

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

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

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

MusicMark invites publishers to use new registration platform

New publishers can e-mail musicmark@musicmark.com to get started

October 3, 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 activities highlight FMO Conference 2014

SOCAN also co-sponsors 28th annual gathering

October 2, 2014

SOCAN live songwriting session highlights BreakOut West 2014

SOCAN also sponsors songwriting award at WCMAs

October 1, 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

SOCAN presents Chromeo with their first No. 1 Song Award

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

September 24, 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

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

During Canadian Country Music Week 2014

September 9, 2014

SOCAN co-sponsors first-ever Toronto IMSTA Festa

Our popular “Cooking Beats” workshop succeeds again

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

Licensees: You’re a winner with eSOCAN’s eStatements

And so is The Whip Restaurant & Gallery

September 4, 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

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

Get to know SOCAN’s Chief Membership Officer

August 12, 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

Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame introduces online presence

Features more than 300 videos, songs, lyrics

August 5, 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

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 welcomes Copyright Board approval of internet tariffs

For streaming of audiovisual works and user-generated-content sites

July 22, 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

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

Honoured for supporting our members’ music

July 15, 2014

eSOCAN introduces environmentally-friendly eStatements

SOCAN continuously finding methods to reduce carbon footprint

July 10, 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 pleased with Aereo ruling by U.S. Supreme Court

Content creators win victory for fair compensation

July 3, 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 comments on Re:Sound Application for judicial review of Copyright Board Tariff 8 decision

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

June 19, 2014

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

Prix de la Chanson SOCAN preview showcase held in Montreal

Second SOCAN collaboration with FrancoFolies festival

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

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

SOCAN to attend Montreal’s AIR multidisciplinary workshop for the first time

A day of learning for artists and cultural workers

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

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

For “Red Hands” topping Billboard AAA chart

May 30, 2014

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

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

May 29, 2014

Jidé wins SOCAN Best Song Award at Le Tremplin festival

SOCAN also involved in copyright information workshops

May 21, 2014

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

For chart-topping hits “Anything” and “Crazy for You”

May 16, 2014

SOCAN recognizes MAGIC! with No. 1 Song Award

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

May 15, 2014

Register now for St-Tite Western Festival songwriting competition

SOCAN to present Best Song Award at hugely popular event

May 15, 2014

SOCAN events highlight CMW 2014

Walk Off the Earth wins SOCAN song award at CRMAs

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

Final five Prix de la chanson SOCAN 2014 nominees revealed

Showcase at FrancoFolies de Montréal on June 16

May 8, 2014

Research Confirms: Music Builds Business

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

May 6, 2014

SOCAN member Guy Rajotte dies at 58

Veteran songwriter a winner of many SOCAN Awards

May 5, 2014

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

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

May 5, 2014

SOCAN AGM set for June 9, 2014

At Centre Mont-Royal in Montreal

April 30, 2014

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

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

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

April 3, 2014

ASCAP, BMI and SOCAN collaborate on MusicMark

Designed to simplify the music registration process

April 2, 2014

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

SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste elected Chairperson of CISAC Board of Directors

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

March 20, 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

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

SOCAN releases “What is SOCAN?” web video

Two-minute primer to help explain what we do

March 5, 2014

Randy Bachman to host SOCAN-sponsored JUNO Songwriters' Circle

2014 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee

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 members honoured at Bourse RIDEAU awards ceremony

A new major partnership for SOCAN

February 21, 2014

Learn how to get your money!

At SOCAN-sponsored info session in Vancouver

February 21, 2014

SOCAN presents session at Kingston Canadian Film Festival

Music in Film: Siddharth

February 21, 2014

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

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

February 20, 2014

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

Rich Kidd, Ghettosocks, others to perform

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

First time for SOCAN at Bourse RIDEAU Conference

Series of “SOCAN Stage” showcases planned

February 10, 2014

Don’t miss SOCAN events at SXSW 2014

Canadian Blast BBQ & Showcase a festival highlight

February 7, 2014

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

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

February 6, 2014

SOCAN 2013 results expected to break records

Record $240-million distributed to members in 2013

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

Reeperbahn 2013 benefits Canadian musicians, music companies

SOCAN-sponsored Canadian Blast initiative gets great results

January 20, 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

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 helps establish new MRO in Senegal

Marie-Josée Dupré provides key assistance

December 11, 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

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

SOCAN adds Catharine Saxberg to leadership ensemble

Appointed Head of International Relations

November 28, 2013

Francophone SOCAN Awards Gala puts music creators in the spotlight!

Louise Forestier, Roch Voisine and Misteur Valaire among stars feted

November 27, 2013

Watch Montreal SOCAN Awards highlights!

A SOCAN/LiveToune joint project

November 25, 2013

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

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

SOCAN sponsors English and Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year Awards

November 15, 2013

YouTube earnings unlocked for SOCAN members

SOCAN works with Audiam to track music in billions of videos

November 15, 2013

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

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

November 14, 2013

SOCAN launches new blog site!

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

November 13, 2013

First royalty distribution to members for Internet performances

Includes streamed performances of online songs and videos

November 11, 2013

SOCAN members Arcade Fire enter Billboard charts at No. 1

Reflektor double album makes its mark

November 8, 2013

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

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

Don’t miss SOCAN events at Halifax Pop Explosion 2013

Networking mixer, case study session, one-on-one meetings

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

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

Gord Bamford wins big at the 2013 Canadian Country Music Awards

Takes home five awards, including Songwriter of the Year

September 11, 2013

SOCAN members get 10% discount on subscription to Canadian Musician

Bi-monthly magazine for pro and amateur music-makers

September 4, 2013

Artists’ Health Alliance discount for SOCAN members

25% savings on all health and wellness workshops

September 4, 2013

Front Row improves SOCAN members’ insurance plan

And creates new online quoting tool for 24/7 service

September 4, 2013

SOCAN names Michael McCarty Chief Membership and Business Development Officer

Former president of EMI Music Publishing, ole

September 3, 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

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

Sept. 10-13, 2013, in Brisbane

August 27, 2013

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

$1,000 honour for his song “Vas-y”

August 21, 2013

SOCAN sponsors 2013 CCMW Songwriters' Café

Nominees announced for 2013 CCMAs

August 15, 2013

Pierre Guitard wins SOCAN Award at Caraquet song competition

Receives $1,000 cash prize

August 12, 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

Nominees announced for 2013 WCMAs

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

June 27, 2013

NEXT: SOCAN's Annual General Meeting 2013

CEO Eric Baptiste reports on 2012, forecasts for 2013

June 18, 2013

SOCAN honours "Inner Ninja" for fighting its way to the top

Classified, David Myles, others win No. 1 Song Award

June 14, 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

2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize Nominees Announced

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

June 3, 2013

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

Funeral Service Association of Canada, COCA, Dance Ontario

May 31, 2013

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

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

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

Francophone SOCAN Songwriting Prize concert set for June 12, 2013

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

April 11, 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

SOCAN Announces Fiscal Year 2012 Results

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

April 8, 2013

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

AHLA, BIA National Conference, ApEx

March 28, 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

Canadian live music Is outperforming

SOCAN data shows concerts as growing contributor to economy and culture

March 20, 2013

New tax changes for SOCAN licensees in B.C. and P.E.I.

GST, HST changes effective April 1

March 19, 2013

SOCAN member discount for "I Create Music” Expo 2013

Lower pricing ends March 31

March 13, 2013

Rose Cousins wins SOCAN songwriter award at 2013 ECMAs

SOCAN presents two awards and Songwriters Circle

March 11, 2013

SOCAN Words + Music cover shot wins international award

Photographer Rob Waymen honoured in Photography Masters Cup

March 6, 2013

Seven SOCAN members win in 2013 Canadian Screen Awards

SOCAN celebrates nominees with advance reception

March 5, 2013

SOCAN names Gilles Daigle General Counsel and Head of Legal Services

A foremost expert on copyright law

March 4, 2013

SOCAN members get up to 50% discount registration for 2013 CMW musical summits

SOCAN is out in full force for the event

March 1, 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

Forum on Quebec music: Searching for answers

The Changing Face of the Quebec Music Industry

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

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

SOCAN's Jennifer Brown, Eddie Schwartz discuss the industry

January 30, 2013

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

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

January 29, 2013

Steve Strongman wins SOCAN-sponsored Maple Blues Songwriter Award

MonkeyJunk, Suzie Vinnick, Matt Minglewood among other honourees

January 22, 2013

SOCAN repertoire now online

Search all songs and compositions we administer

January 18, 2013

Wintersleep earns six 2013 ECMA nominations

Including SOCAN-sponsored songwriter award

January 16, 2013

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

Jennifer Brown and Eddie Schwartz will take part

January 16, 2013

Attention Licensees! Come visit SOCAN at trade shows in first quarter 2013

We can connect you to virtually the entire world’s repertoire of music

January 15, 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

SOCAN at MIDEM 2013

Canada Stand, Quebec Stand, Canadian Blast

December 18, 2012

SOCAN presents No. 1 Awards to music publishers

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

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

SOCAN members save 10% at Music Books Plus

Music books, audio books, videos, CD-ROMs, DVDs, software, sheet music

December 6, 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

SOCAN #19 with a Bullet on Toronto Best Employers Chart

Recognized by employees as being “a great place to work."

November 29, 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

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

Research: Canadians Place High Value on Canadian Music

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

November 1, 2012

SOCAN Vancouver office moves to new address

504 - 1166 Alberni St.

October 29, 2012

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

(Internet - Online Music Services)

October 23, 2012

Kathleen Edwards Wins 2012 SOCAN ECHO Songwriting Prize

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

October 19, 2012

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

Kevin McIntyre wins Francophone SOCAN honour, two others

October 17, 2012

SOCAN events set for OCFF Conference 2012

Delegate reception, keynote address, panel, booth

October 9, 2012

SOCAN Welcomes Copyright Board of Canada's Decision on Streaming

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

October 5, 2012

SOCAN connects with Former TuneCore CEO Jeff Price

Price consults for SOCAN to help members in digital music realm

October 3, 2012

Dan Mangan wins SOCAN songwriter award at WCMAs

SOCAN events highlight BreakOut West

October 2, 2012

Canada's five biggest Thanksgiving songs

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

October 2, 2012

SOCAN supports VIMBC 2012: The Great Canadian Song Race

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

September 25, 2012

SOCAN supports Canadian Blast at CMJ Music Marathon 2012

Oct. 17 at Arlene's Grocery in NYC

September 25, 2012

SOCAN members save 10% on all Berklee online courses

Free music theory handbook also available

September 19, 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

Vote now for SOCAN’s ECHO Songwriting Prize

Five nominees vying for $5,000 prize

September 10, 2012

Canada's Seven Biggest Back-to-School Songs

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

September 5, 2012

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

SOCAN to moderate "If the Cue Fitz – Use It" panel at AFF

SOCAN composers discuss working on hit TV show Call Me Fitz

August 22, 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 activities planned for BreakOut West, WCMAs 2012

Workshop, songwriters circle, award

August 1, 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 Answers Key Questions About the Supreme Court of Canada’s July 12, 2012, Rulings

Q & A

July 13, 2012

SOCAN responds to Supreme Court of Canada's rulings

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

July 12, 2012

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

Carly Rae Jepsen, Tavish Crowe, Josh Ramsay

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 Statement Regarding Re:Sound Tariff No 5

(Use of music to accompany live events)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Session on Wednesday, June 6

May 22, 2012

Lee, Seidle, Pierce win SOCAN-sponsored honours at 2012 AMPIA Awards

Mitch Lee won the SOCAN-sponsored honour for Best Original Mus

May 17, 2012

SOCAN AGM set for June 19, 2012

SOCAN's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held this year at the 1 King West Hotel in Toronto on Tuesday, June 19, 2012

May 14, 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

Kate Kurdyak wins SOCAN-sponsored "BC's Best Teen Band" contest

Vancouver indie-folk artist Katie Kurdyak has won the 2012 edition of "BC's Best Teen Band" contest, presented by Youthink magazine and sponsored in part by SOCAN.

May 4, 2012

Kalle Wainio wins SOCAN songwriter award at 2012 NOMFAs

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

May 1, 2012

Publishers donate $100,000 to Unison Benevolent Fund

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

April 26, 2012

Stéphanie Boulay wins SOCAN Award at 2012 Francouvertes

April 16, 2012

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

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

April 10, 2012

SOCAN-sponsored events at Great Escape 2012

SOCAN will co-sponsor (along with CIMA, the Canadian Independent Music Association) the Canada House and a session on U.K.

April 5, 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

SOCAN members get 30% discount on NXNE 2012 Priority Pass

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

March 30, 2012

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

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

March 29, 2012

SOCAN presents hip-hop showcase at SXSW 2012

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

March 28, 2012

SOCAN co-presents Canadian Blast at Jazzahead 2012

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

March 28, 2012

SOCAN sponsors songwriter award at 2012 NOMFAs

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

March 28, 2012

SOCAN offers full slate of activities at 2012 ECMAs

SOCAN will once again participate in an abundance of events and activities at the 24th annual East Coast Music Awards (ECMAs) and conference, to be held April 11-15, 2012, in Moncton, NB.

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

SOCAN co-presents 2012 Juno Songwriters' Circle

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

March 2, 2012

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

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

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

February 9, 2012