Presented by the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, the prestigious honour celebrates the current achievements and future potential of rising Canadian songwriters. This year it goes to a Toronto pop songsmith and a Montreal multi-instrumentalist. Pictured: Lowell
Del Barber's new album gets kudos, a look at Drake's monster mansion, and Avril Lavigne's memorable Toronto comeback. Others in the headlines include Bob Dylan, PUP, George Canyon, Lil Def, Jessie Reyez, Apple, Silver Lake, Disney, Silver Lake, iTunes, Gary Glitter, and Taylor Swift.
Our Lady Peace (pictured) is certified CIMA Road Gold, SOCAN presents multiple No. 1 Song Awards, and Leonard Cohen is celebrated with stamps and a new album. Also in the news are the Secret Path album, Juno judging, Lara Fabian, Boi-1da, Shipyards Festival, Larry LeBlanc, and farewell Harold Mabern.
Cœur de pirate (pictured) is amongst the Quebec SOCAN Award winners, the inaugural Canadian Music Hall of Fame Ceremony is coming to Studio Bell, and Ed and Justin have the Brit song of the summer. Also in the news are Paul Reddick, Patrick Watson, the Saint John String Quartet, and farewells to Kerry Stratton, and LaShawn Daniels.
A song simmering with rage over corporate and government malfeasance is the winner of this year’s English SOCAN Songwriting Prize.
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.
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
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
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 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.
The band has won seven Juno Awards and now plays a prominent role in a highlight of the upcoming festivities in London.
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