SOCAN Foundation

SOCAN Foundation

artwork for new Belly album
August 19, 2021
by Kerry Doole

POP Montreal will turn 20 with a hybrid fest, Belly announces a new album (pictured), and the SOCAN Foundation names award recipients. Also in the news are Rush, Sue Foley, Cactus Festival, ALIVE series, the Police Picnic, Kintaro, Sean Jones, Opera Atelier, Tim Baker, Shane Cook, Contact East 2021, Creative Manitoba, and Neeraj Prem. With video.

William "Skinny" Tenn YouTube capture
July 19, 2021
by Kerry Doole

The Canadian music industry salutes Skinny Tenn (pictured), SOCAN Foundation reinstates its Travel Assistance Grant, and Music Canada awards new certifications. Also in the news are Leonard Cohen, the 2021 NewFound Talent Contest, TD Markham Jazz Festival, 21and9, MacKenzie Porter, James Baley, The Drake Devonshire, Theo Tams, and farewell Dolores Claman and Biz Markie.

Yonge St.  Artist rendering by Norm Li
January 25, 2021
by Kerry Doole

YongeTOmorrow aims to reimagine Yonge Street (pictured), South African Music Week has a strong Canadian presence, and Bandzoogle merch helps Unison. Also in the news are Drake, Be Kind Festival, SOCAN Foundation, Saskatchewan Music Awards, Ralph Alfonso, Kaytranada, Jerry Leger, Bob Rock, LB SPIFFY, Markham Jazz Festival, and farewell James Purify and Jimmie Rodgers.

January 12, 2021
by External Source

The SOCAN Foundation has announced the recipients of the inaugural SiriusXM Black Canadian Music Awards.

Marianas Trench  Photo: Live Nation
September 3, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Marianas Trench (pictured) join the Live From Inside live-stream series, the SOCAN Foundation launches the Black Canadian Music Awards, and Festival (506) continues virtually. Also in the news are Corb Lund, Steven Guilbeault, the TU Jazz Fest, Dylan Menzie, Barenaked Ladies, Columbia Artists Management, Satellite and The Harpoonist, Screamin' Deal, The Trews, and farewell Ian Mitchell and Erick Morillo.

Alessia Cara
June 29, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Alessia Cara (pictured) performs on the Junos tonight, Dine Alone and Dallas Green launch a charity raffle, and The SOCAN Foundation announces a new fund. Also in the news are Massey-Harris, the ECMAs, Indie Week 2020, Hamilton’s Canada Day concert, Dennis Ellsworth, drive-in shows, and farewell Graeme Williamson. With video.

November 29, 2019
by External Source

The SOCAN Foundation has unveiled an Equity X Production Mentorship Program for new music producers, developed as a result of research by

August 21, 2019
by External Source

The SOCAN Foundation has awarded a total of $25,000 to five songwriters that are 21 and under.

L to R: Eric Baptiste, CEO of SOCAN; Anachnid, TD Indigenous Songwriter Award Recipient; Charlie Wall-Andrews, Executive Director of SOCAN Foundation; James Baxter, TD Branch Manager. Photo Credit: Brad Ardley. (CNW Group/SOCAN)
May 27, 2019
by External Source

The SOCAN Foundation, in partnership with TD Bank Group, presented the 2nd annual Indigenous Songwriter Award to Montrealer Anachnid at the Indigen

City and Colour
November 26, 2018
by Kerry Doole

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.

Friar's Music Museum
June 29, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Friar's Music Museum (pictured) celebrates Toronto's history, Drake's new album arrives, Prince's catalogue finds a new home, and the SOCAN Foundation launches an ncubator program. Also in the news are the Radio Starmaker Fund, Amplify BC, Avril Lavigne, Michael Buble, Guns 'N Roses, Celtic Colours fest, Jim Galloway, Halifax Urban Folk Festival, Jr. Gone Wild, The Lowest Of The Low, and a farewell to Joe Jackson. 

Celine Dion    Cashman Photo
May 25, 2018
by FYI Staff

Johnny Orlando, Phil Collins, Celine Dion, Music Canada Live, Darcus Beese, Dean Brody, Jann Arden, Marianas Trench and Burton Cummings, Classified, Buddy Guy, Kronos Quartet, Metz, Banx & Ranx, Cadence Weapon, Polaris, Danko Jones, and the SOCAN Foundation are among the headliners in today's column.