SOCAN

SOCAN

August 1, 2018
by FYI Staff

No one wants to say so but there is a turf war over the collection of music rights payments in Canada. SOCAN has traditionally been known as a performing rights agency but it is expanding its reach to include mechanical rights that until this week had been the almost exclusive domain of the CMRRA.

July 31, 2018
by FYI Staff

The merger offers an integrated approach to the management of both performing rights and reproduction rights of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and provides a one-stop to license, track and distribute performing and mechanical royalties.

Minister of Culture Ricardo Miranda launches Alberta Music Week
July 23, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Alberta Music Week brings extra provincial funding, Massari's new album has star power, and Liquor Donuts comes to Toronto's Kensington Market. Others in the news include Mack MacKenzie, Gregory Charles, The East Pointers, SOCAN, Shawn Mendes, Pretty In Punk fest, Beggars Group, SAC, Turk, and a farewell to Richard Ring. Videos provided for your enjoyment.

Patsy Gallant  Photo: La Presse
July 6, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Quebec singing star Patsy Gallant (pictured) earns honours, Chromeo cancels Down Under tour, and an Avril Lavigne tribute concert raises $10K. Also in the news are AfroChic, Markham Jazz Festival, SOCAN, SLAV, Alberta Music, the Gémeaux Awards, Stuart McLean, Venus Fest, TPOH, Tami Neilson, Manitoba Music, Gilad Carroll, Iron Mountain Music Festival, and farewells to Mickey McGivern and Richard Swift.

June 20, 2018
by FYI Staff

Highlighted by a 44 percent increase in revenue from Internet sources totaling $48.6-million, and a 13 percent upswing to $76-million in foreign royalties’ income, a record $295-million was distributed to music creators and publishers in the latest fiscal year-end.

Massey Hall
June 15, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Massey Hall Day is celebrated with a star-studded gala concert, the National Arts Centre names a new head, and SOCAN's AGM is approaching. Also in the news are Polaris Cover Sessions, Banksy, the Up and Downtown fest, Carol Welsman, Don Francks, Fortunate Ones, NXNE's Rooftop Riot, Friday Fan Festivals, Songpull, and a farewell to DJ Fontana. Videos added for your enjoyment.

The Reklaw siblings, Jenna and Stuart Walker
June 6, 2018
by FYI Staff

Sibling act The Reklaws (pictured) included in CFL peformance series, Beaches Jazz announces its schedule, and Hamilton earns a SOCAN first. Also in the news are Lolaa, Brett Gurewitz, Liona Boyd, City Cinema, FrancoFEST Hamilton, Summerteeth, Rock the River, and Music PEI. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Pusha T
May 28, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Drake's beef with Pusha T escalates, Grammy chief under fire, and a look at Stones producer Jimmy Miller. Also in the headlines are Amazon, Kpop, SOCAN, Jennifer Castle, Shawn Mendes, Sherry Ryan, Big Shiny Tunes, Stratford musicals, Wynton Marsalis, and Great Escape.

Merch from Drake's 6iX resto
May 16, 2018
by Kerry Doole

A roundup of news and gossip about musicians, bands, associations and other components that fit under the umbrella of the music business today, and delivered with brevity and elan.

SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste
May 8, 2018
by FYI Staff

Dutch Caribbean radio stations in Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, and St. Maarten will now be paying performing rights for the first time, which will be collected by SOCAN and newly minted PRO Ducapro.

May 2, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Massey Hall Revitalization project gets a huge boost, Justin Bieber checks out his exhibit in Stratford and Gibson files for bankruptcy. Also in the news are The Cadillac Lounge, SOCAN at CMW, Jann Arden, TSO, Kresnt, Andrei Talbot, Matt Andersen, Lindsey Walker, Elizabeth Shepherd, Michael Occhipinti, Mark Howard, and Nick Smash. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Shawn Mendes album cover
April 27, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Shawn Mendes announces the release date for his new album, CME presents its first annual Hackathon and The Weeknd scores at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards. Others making news include Jo Passed, Eazy Mac, Ahi, and the SOCAN Publisher of the Year Award, and a farewell to Charles Neville. Videos added for your enjoyment.