The S.A.C. is a friendly community of songwriters here to support each
other in the creative journey. We also advocate on behalf of
songwriters to protect the value of our work. Being a member has many
privileges including opportunities to network, get your music heard, as
well as honing the craft. Why not join today and start connecting with
others through our on-line community. You can also protect your work
through the Canadian Song Vault, or have your music assessed through
the Song Assessment Service. We look forward to hearing your songs,
and meeting you in person at one of our many upcoming events!
The S.A.C. exists to nurture, develop and protect the creative, business, and legal interests of music creators 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;
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 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.
2009 Songwriters Survey
In 2009 we ran a survey to determine the level of satisfaction of our members as well as find out how we could improve our services. Thank you to all who took the time to take part in our survey. The results were helpful and encouraging. Click Here to see a summary of your answers.