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Lowell receives her award
October 10, 2019
by FYI Staff

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 Facebook photo
October 9, 2019
by Kerry Doole

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 earns Road Gold
September 23, 2019
by Kerry Doole

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 Facebook photo
September 6, 2019
by Kerry Doole

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.

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