Music Answers speaks out
Here is message from one of our sister organizations in the USA regarding the recent news of Universal's withdrawal of catalogue from ASCAP.
Songwriters supporting songwriters Campbell River Mirror
The Songwriters Association of Canada, of which Kenneth P Cooper has been a member since 2003, encourages the development of Regional Writers Groups, so he decided to form one in Campbell River. On March 31, 2016 Kenneth sat for an interview with the Campbell River mirror, read more…
David Israelite Podcast
On February 11th the Society of Composers & Lyricists hosted “An Evening with David Israelite”, president & CEO of the National Music Publishers Association, at AFI (the American Film Institute). Here is the link to the podcast of this event.
Fair Trade Music Update: Rethink Music
As many of you know, David Lowery and other songwriters have launched a class action lawsuit against Spotify in the US. Get the take of S.A.C. President, Eddie Schwartz, as well as an update on "Fair Trade Music".
SOCAN Tracks 2015 Record Results
SOCAN collects a new record of approximately $310-million in total revenue, the first time in the organization's history that it has exceeded the $300-million milestone – an increase of at least 3% over the record $299-million of 2014.
First global map of creative industries.
Today in Paris the first-ever global economic and cultural study of the cultural and creative industries was unveiled.
Pandora Buys Rdio. What's An Artist To Do?
Pandora has purchased Rdio which will have implications on creators whose music is streamed on these services.
Music Creators North America Open Letter
The Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC) as a member organization of Music Creators North America (MCNA) is a signatory to an open letter to the U.S. Department of Justice.
The fight to dial down French-language radio quotas
Quebec stations say they need more English music to compete with online coerces; others say French-language quotas preserve the culture.
John Welsman Elected President of the SCGC