Photo credit: Steve Carty
November 11, 2020
by Karen Bliss

Michael McCarty is one of those much-needed forward-thinkers in the music industry, trying to anticipate what’s coming next or what’s next that needs to be done. Karen Bliss's interviewed him as he sets his sites beyond SOCAN where he has accomplished much in seven years.

SOCAN interim CEO Jennifer Brown. Pic supplied
November 4, 2020
by External Source

Canadian performing rights org SOCAN has announced final 2019 financial results, including record domestic and international collections for the company's member music creators, music publishers and visual artists. The company also announced significant financial losses due to past investments in the acquisition, creation, and financing of the new business venture Dataclef Inc. Pictured, interim CEO Jennifer Brown.

October 15, 2020
by FYI Staff

The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) reports $12-million in its third-quarter distribution numbers.

Shawn Mendes  Facebook photo
September 23, 2020
by FYI Staff

The international success of the pop superstar (pictured) is recognised, while many of Canada’s top songwriters, producers and composers share in the honours. The CSHF celebrates Lowell with The Slaight Music Emerging Songwriter Award.

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July 22, 2020
by David Farrell

The young Canadian-Nigerian beatmaker has been signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing, in partnership with Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Publishing. She has worked on hits by Scott, Drake, Rihanna, Don Toliver, Pop Smoke and many more.

July 9, 2020
by FYI Staff

The Winnipeg-raised, Nashville-based songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist has just inked a global publishing deal. Her impressive list of credits includes Mickey Guyton, Washboard Union, Tim Hicks, Brett Kissel, and Ryan Langdon.

May 31, 2020
by Nick Krewen

Just over a month into her current role as SOCAN's Interim CEO, Jennifer Brown sits in the hot seat and talks about the PRO, the pandemic and her illustrious family history.

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May 21, 2020
by FYI Staff

A very popular member of the Canadian music and film community, he passed away on May 19, at age 42. The founder and creative director of Supergroup Sonic Branding, his credits include Letterkenny, Schitt’s Creek, and Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band.

Pic credit: Brad Ardley
April 14, 2020
by FYI Staff

The Society of Composers, Authors & Music Publishers of Canada announced Tuesday the resignation of Eric Baptiste as the company's chief execut

April 14, 2020
by External Source

The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA), a SoundExchange company, has announced that Janet A.

Paul Shaver pic by Dustin Rabin
October 2, 2019
by FYI Staff

The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd.

A few of the attendess. Photo: Benoit Rousseau/SOCAN
September 23, 2019
by External Source

Jean Leloup, Diane Juster, André Gagnon, Cœur de pirate, Luc Plamondon, Gilles Valiquette, Louise Tremblay & James Gelfand, and Andre Gagnon were just some of Québec's top stars honoured at an elaborate SOCAN 30th-anniversary gala recently.