SOCAN hosts “Song Camp Monday” at Vancouver office

The two co-writers participating in the most recent SOCAN “Song Camp Monday,” held in Vancouver – the first time outside of Toronto – on March 13, 2017. Left to right: Alexandria Maillot, Terence Jack. (Photo: Melissa Cameron)
March 16, 2017

SOCAN expanded the geographical reach of the locations for its new, monthly “Song Camp Mondays” initiative, as two of our chosen member applicants – Alexandria Maillot and Terence Jack – spent the day of March 13, 2017, co-writing a song in the first edition of the event to be held in SOCAN’s Vancouver office.

“Overall, I’m very impressed with the experience, and even more humbled to have had the opportunity to partake in the first Vancouver instalment of Song Camp Mondays,” said Maillot. “By the end of the day, we were able to go home with the template of what turned out to be a surprisingly genuine and interesting song.”

"Song Camp Mondays is a really positive thing getting writers out of their comfort zone and pairing up strengths and weaknesses," said Jack. "The song that we created has a ton of potential, and some beautiful things already happening. We'll be finishing it together in the near future."

“Song Camp Mondays,” which take place on the first Monday of each month, are designed to help Canadian songwriters build their relationships, gain experience collaborating, and advance their craft by bringing the song camp experience to as many SOCAN writers as possible. For more information on the program, click here; if you’re a SOCAN member and want to apply for “Song Camp Mondays,” click here. Submissions are open to all SOCAN songwriter members, regardless of musical genre, skill level, geographical location, or whether the applicant has a publisher or not.