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Grandson Facebook page performance shot, uncredited.
June 24, 2019
by FYI Staff

A song simmering with rage over corporate and government malfeasance is the winner of this year’s English SOCAN Songwriting Prize.

Slaight Music Residents (L to R, top to bottom): Antonio Naranjo, Suad Bushnaq, Stephen Krecklo, Jason Couse, and songwriting duo Ashley Jane and Timon Wientzek.
June 5, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The CFC/Slaight Music Residency Showcase (pictured) is approaching, the 2019 SOCAN Songwriting Prize finalists are announced, and a new book on Massey Hall seeks your input. Also in the news are the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class, Paul McCartney, Emma Stevens, Taylor Knox, Laurie Brown, The Trews, CFMAs, Adam Levine, and Audrey Ochoa. Videos added for your enjoyment.

May 12, 2019
by FYI Staff

Re: Sound and the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) say they are ready to launch a B2B joint venture known as En

May 3, 2019
by David Farrell

Performance rights tracking by SOCAN is about to become a lot more sophisticated as a result of a new agreement with analytics firm Nielsen Music C

Ed Robertson, Carly Rae Jepsen, Jessie Reyez, Josh Ramsay, Chad Kroeger, SOCAN's Eric Baptiste, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Tavish Crowe celebrate The SOCAN Awards on the red carpet  (photo CNW/SOCAN)
April 2, 2019
by Nick Krewen

At last night's 30th annual SOCAN Awards, the Canadian PRO announced that Nickelback's Chad Kroeger, film composer Jack Lenz, and Carly Rae Jepson's song "Call Me Maybe" rank as the most popular songwriter, song and screen composer of the past three decades.

Arkells
April 1, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Arkells on a serious roll, Mick Jagger's health issue forces Stones tour postponement, and rapper Nipsey Hussle is killed. Also in the news: Canadian Screen Awards, SOCAN, Radio Starmaker Fund, Justin Bieber, Radiohead, VIJF, Lenny Stoute, Tyler Hay, Joe Hall and Sina Bathaie.

Photo: Screen capture from Juno Awards YouTube channel
March 6, 2019
by FYI Staff

The band has won seven Juno Awards and now plays a prominent role in a highlight of the upcoming festivities in London.

SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste
February 21, 2019
by External Source

A rising tide of Canadian music success around the world has helped to create a buoyant year for Canada's songwriters, composers and publishers, ad

Bryan Adams
February 18, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Of late, it has been Ryan, not Bryan, Adams making the news, but the Canadian star will change that with his new single, "That’s H

January 14, 2019
by Kerry Doole

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.

Lindsay Beaver
January 11, 2019
by FYI Staff

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.

Photo by SOCAN, of the/du 2018 SOCAN Kenekt Song Camp on/à Pender Island, BC
December 19, 2018
by External Source

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.