Those making news today include the ADISQ Awards, New Constellations, Shawn Mendes, Big Valley Jamboree, Folk Alliance, The Tea Party, SOCAN, Rob Tardik, Luka, City of St. John's, Born Ruffians, and John French. Videos supplied for your enjoyment.
Those making the news today include Johnny Reid, The Road Hammers, Robbie Robertson, Frank Sinatra, Leonard Kennedy, JP Guilbert, the Soul Train Awards, Tegan and Sara, Gord Downie, CAO, Freeman Dre, The Abrams, BARK, Janice Staub, Slow Leaves, Old Dominion, and Harold Pendleton.
Monday night, the 28th Montréal SOCAN Awards Gala was held at La TOHU circus complex, with nearly 50 awards presented during the evening. Among these, Robert Charlebois who received two special achievement awards.
The tireless champion of the rights of composers, authors and publishers, he passed away on the weekend.
The French Canadian author, composer, musician, performer and actor has been famous forever it would seem and is perhaps best known for the songs "Lindberg" and "Je reviendrai à Montréal."
Re:Sound and SOCAN have been quietly working to simplify licensing for businesses by creating a one-stop online portal.
The federal government wants to overhaul the Copyright Board and is asking stakeholders for ideas that can be submitted now through until Sept. 29.
The two orgs have created a new contest that is offering five grand to five winning songwriter contestants. The deadline is fast approaching though...
The new SOCAN Foundation grants help to promote all genres of Canadian music, and offer travel assistance to creators and their music publishers.
Foreign royalty income from the performance of Canadian music played internationally on radio, television, in movies, online, on-stage and other us