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SOCAN Words and Music

SOCAN Words and Music

Words + Music is the online magazine of SOCAN, the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada. Just as SOCAN was formed in 1990 by the merger of its predecessor Canadian performing rights organizations PROCAN and CAPAC, their separate magazines merged in 1994 to form Words + Music. Our mission is to provide interesting, high-quality content about the increasingly exciting and successful Canadian music scene. Words + Music became an online-only publication in March of 2015.

5 articles

Gordon Lightfoot on Songwriting

Retrospective and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, SOCAN Words and Music, Winter 2003

ON AN UNSEASONABLY warm Thanksgiving, Gordon Lightfoot is in an uncharacteristically reflective mood, sipping coffee and looking back on a career that has produced every ...

Neko Case: The Singer and the Song

Profile and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, SOCAN Words and Music, Summer 2006

FOR YEARS, Neko Case has been hailed as a siren, a honky-tonk angel with a stunning contralto described variously as "eerie," "luscious," "transcendent" and "the ...

Feist: Fantastic Feist

Profile and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, SOCAN Words and Music, Summer 2007

TORONTO'S MUSIC Gallery is housed in St. George the Martyr Church, on the edge of a park and a stone's throw from Queen Street West. ...

Dan Hill: Coming Full Circle

Profile and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, SOCAN Words and Music, Spring 2010

HE'S ONE OF Canada's most successful songwriters, an artist whose songs have topped the country and pop music charts around the world. As a composer, ...

Owen Pallett Has Something to Prove

Profile and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, SOCAN Words and Music, Summer 2014

HIS WORK HAS won Grammys, JUNOs and an Emmy, and he's been nominated for an Oscar. He's an acclaimed solo artist, frequent collaborator with Arcade ...

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