An all-star in-concert Joni Mitchell tribute hits cinemas next month. But tickets will go faster than a Backstreet Boys reunion as the show date is only one date, on Feb. 7.
Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara join an Elvis All-Star Tribute, the inaugural CCMA Song Camp attracts top talent, and three Canadians, including Lindsay Beaver (pictured) are nominated for the Blues Music Awards. Also in the news are CIMA, Westway LAB, Allison Outhit, Music PEI, Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk, ShiftChange Conference, Def Leppard, and a farewell to Phil Mattson.
SOCAN has hosted these fertile creative sessions in British Columbia, Québec, and Nicaragua in recent years. Some of the songs created at those camps are seeing the light of day with commercial releases, assisting the co-writers and performers, and their record companies and music publishers, in furthering their careers.
Marie-Mai is honoured by SOCAN (pictured), Chris Blackwell attends ole's party, and Walk Off The Earth announced a world tour . Also in the news are Wacken fest, Music NL, TD Markham Jazz Festival, Garth Brooks, Music PEI, and farewell Nancy Wilson. Videos added for your enjoyment.
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.