November 1, 2017
by Kerry Doole

Those making news today include the ADISQ Awards, New Constellations, Shawn Mendes, Big Valley Jamboree, Folk Alliance, The Tea Party, SOCAN, Rob Tardik, Luka, City of St. John's, Born Ruffians, and John French. Videos supplied for your enjoyment.

October 23, 2017
by FYI Staff

October 18, 2017
by FYI Staff

Those making the news today include Johnny Reid, The Road Hammers, Robbie Robertson, Frank Sinatra, Leonard Kennedy, JP Guilbert, the Soul Train Awards, Tegan and Sara, Gord Downie, CAO, Freeman Dre, The Abrams, BARK, Janice Staub,  Slow Leaves, Old Dominion, and Harold Pendleton.

SOCAN Gala Montreal
October 17, 2017
by FYI Staff

Monday night, the 28th Montréal SOCAN Awards Gala was held at La TOHU circus complex, with nearly 50 awards presented during the evening. Among these, Robert Charlebois who received two special achievement awards.

Jan V. Matejcek Photo courtesy SOCAN
September 29, 2017
by FYI Staff

The tireless champion of the rights of composers, authors and publishers, he passed away on the weekend.

September 26, 2017
by FYI Staff

The French Canadian author, composer, musician, performer and actor has been famous forever it would seem and is perhaps best known for the songs "Lindberg" and "Je reviendrai à Montréal."

DJs need to be licensed too
August 30, 2017
by David Farrell

Re:Sound and SOCAN have been quietly working to simplify licensing for businesses by creating a one-stop online portal.

Image: CIMA
August 11, 2017
by FYI Staff

The federal government wants to overhaul the Copyright Board and is asking stakeholders for ideas that can be submitted now through until Sept. 29.

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...

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.

SOCAN President Stan Meissner and CEO Eric Baptiste
June 14, 2017
by FYI Staff

Foreign royalty income from the performance of Canadian music played internationally on radio, television, in movies, online, on-stage and other us

Jim and Bryan, many moons ago
June 9, 2017
by FYI Staff

The SOCAN Achievement Award winners list is an impressive one, and on June 19 a gala will be celebrating their artistic endevour and successes.