SOCAN Foundation

SOCAN Foundation

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.

March 30, 2018
by FYI Staff

The lucrative new award is open to Indigenous songwriters and composers in any genre. April 25 is the deadline for submissions, and the winner will be announced at the Indigenous Music Awards in Winnipeg on May 18.

September 11, 2017
by External Source

With more than 500 submissions, the competitions were evaluated by juries of music industry professionals from across the country.

August 2, 2017
by FYI Staff

The two orgs have created a new contest that is offering five grand to five winning songwriter contestants. The deadline is fast approaching though...

July 31, 2017
by FYI Staff

News, views and gossip about musicians and the music biz.

Photo: (Left to Right) Ricki Beckzadeh – Dean of The Academy of Recording Arts, Annalie Bonda – Executive Director, Charlie Wall-Andrews, SOCAN Foundation, and Lili Rathgeb – Fundraising and Grant Specialist of The Remix Project. ​
July 31, 2017
by FYI Staff

The new SOCAN Foundation grants help to promote all genres of Canadian music, and offer travel assistance to creators and their music publishers.