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

New SOCAN Board of Directors to be elected in Spring 2015

Board election information posted to SOCAN website

January 5, 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 member discount for "I Create Music” ASCAP Expo 2015

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

November 17, 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 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 Member Online Survey coming up!

We want your feedback so we can benefit you more!

September 18, 2014

SOCAN recognizes Messinger, Lambroza with multiple awards

For hit songs by MAGIC!, Justin Bieber, Pitbull

September 18, 2014

New AFBS insurance program for SOCAN members

Home and car insurance at great group rates

September 16, 2014

Three SOCAN members win 2014 Prix Gémeaux music composition awards

Honouring excellence in Quebec television and digital media

September 16, 2014

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

SOCAN a major event partner again this year

September 15, 2014

SOCAN celebrates chart-topping Quebec members at Montreal reception

Quebec Culture and Communications Minister Hélène David in attendance

September 12, 2014

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

YYoga offers discount to SOCAN members

Twenty percent savings on yoga studio membership

September 3, 2014

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

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

August 28, 2014

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

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

August 20, 2014

Video: Throwback highlights of 2014 SOCAN Awards

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

August 19, 2014

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 creates guide to digital music platforms

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

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


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