To have a universal recognition that songs play a spiritual and intellectual role in society which is of profound and lasting benefit to humanity.
To protect and develop the creative and business environments for songwriters in Canada and around the world.
Advocacy - Education - Community
An association led by active professional and amateur songwriters, the S.A.C. is committed to the development and recognition of Canadian composers, lyricists and songwriters by pursuing:
- their right to benefit from and receive fair compensation for, the use of their work;
- the advancement of the craft and enterprise of songwriting through educational programs, networking opportunities, dissemination of business knowledge and other services;
- a more favorable environment through the provision of a united national voice when dealing with government, the music industry and the general public; and
- the development of activities which allow members to reach out and enjoy the sense of community shared by songwriters.
Part of the S.A.C.'s mandate is to establish activities which allow members to reach out and enjoy a sense of community.
Many of our songwriters experience this aspect of membership by attending various monthly events such as Date With A Demo and SongStage, or by participating in the private online discussion conferences of our Online Community.
A new initiative launched in September 2005 aims to provide members in regions all across Canada with an opportunity to create their own local songwriting community through the S.A.C. Regional Writers' Group program. For more information check the calendar for a group in your community, or contact us at 866-456-7664.