Sue Foley (pictured) is amongst the Maple Blues Awards performers, Yo-Yo Ma serenades Montreal subway riders, and the Unison Schmoozefest is on tonight. Also in the news are West End Phoenix, Johnny Clegg, COC, CIMA, Jazzahead!, AmericanaFestUK, McKenna Mendelson Mainline, Music PEI, SOCAN, and Jill Barber. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The last time Marie-Mai was on the cover of SOCAN’s Words & Music, she posed with her musical and life partner, Fred St-Gelais.
The 20 initial recipients of the TD Creative Entrepreneurial Incubator Program each receives $3K to start a business.
City and Colour (pictured) launches a live album, garage rockers U.I.C. partner with Warner Music, and Lost Cousins hit the road. Also making news are the Passport summit, HPO, Country Thunder, the Autumn Stones, Ron Davis, SOCAN, Valley, and a farewell to Nicolas Roeg. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Folly & The Hunter (pictured) share their creative process, Netflix is producing a Prince documentary, Music Canada Cares boosts music in schools, and Kiss faces the end of the road. Also in the news are Manitoba Music, SOCAN, the IMAs, Lisa Dodd, Rick White, Songwriter Sessions, Furniture Bank, and farewells to Todd Youth, Herb Remington, and Freddie Hart. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The popular music industry veteran is currently Chief Membership & Business Development Officer at SOCAN. Both there and in earlier music publishing positions, he has had a major career impact on dozens of major Canadian artists.
In an almost unprecedented move that underscores the seismic shifts in the rights agencies’ topography, CMRRA President Caroline Rioux has written an open letter to the agency's clients. Her message is reprinted in entirety in FYI today.
Heading the Board, and the Executive Governance Committee, as President and Chair is Marc Ouellette, who was a board member of the Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers in Canada (SODRAC) from 2000 to 2006, and was its President in 2006.
No one wants to say so but there is a turf war over the collection of music rights payments in Canada. SOCAN has traditionally been known as a performing rights agency but it is expanding its reach to include mechanical rights that until this week had been the almost exclusive domain of the CMRRA.
The merger offers an integrated approach to the management of both performing rights and reproduction rights of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and provides a one-stop to license, track and distribute performing and mechanical royalties.
Alberta Music Week brings extra provincial funding, Massari's new album has star power, and Liquor Donuts comes to Toronto's Kensington Market. Others in the news include Mack MacKenzie, Gregory Charles, The East Pointers, SOCAN, Shawn Mendes, Pretty In Punk fest, Beggars Group, SAC, Turk, and a farewell to Richard Ring. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
Quebec singing star Patsy Gallant (pictured) earns honours, Chromeo cancels Down Under tour, and an Avril Lavigne tribute concert raises $10K. Also in the news are AfroChic, Markham Jazz Festival, SOCAN, SLAV, Alberta Music, the Gémeaux Awards, Stuart McLean, Venus Fest, TPOH, Tami Neilson, Manitoba Music, Gilad Carroll, Iron Mountain Music Festival, and farewells to Mickey McGivern and Richard Swift.