Songwriters Association of Canada

Founded over 40 years ago, the Songwriters Association of Canada (S.A.C.) is one of Canada’s leading advocating bodies on behalf of Canadian music creators. Led by a board of renowned Canadian music creators and industry experts, our mission is to provide value to our members by developing and protecting the creative, business and legal interests of Canadian music creators. With over 1,500 current members, including 200+ professionals, the S.A.C. advocates for music creators and provides education and community for songwriters, lyricists, beatmakers, producers, sound designers, topliners, instrumentalists and song collaborators.


We offer educational programming, professional development, and opportunities for music creators to connect with mentors


We advocate at the Canadian and global level to ensure that music creators are fairly compensated and encourage a more favourable legislative and economic environment for music creators


We offer programming,  songwriting camps, a writer’s room, and networking opportunities with music creators, publishers, A&R reps, and other industry professionals

Membership Benefits

Membership with the Songwriters Association of Canada supports invaluable advocacy work on behalf of Canadian creators. It provides access to educational and professional development services creating the opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals. Members are eligible to participate in national songwriting camps and to be featured on S.A.C. socials and curated Spotify playlists. Access to the downtown Toronto writer’s room is available for all S.A.C. members to use.

Note that S.A.C. is currently offering complimentary memberships to individuals wishing to register with the organization or renew their existing memberships. Click here to register for a free membership!

Membership Update – February 9, 2024:

As we step into the new year, we are pleased to announce that we will be reinstating our annual membership fees in the coming months. To enhance your experience, we are launching a new e-commerce platform that will streamline the membership purchasing process, accepting various forms of digital payment for your convenience.

Rest assured, all current complimentary memberships will continue to be honoured until the launch of the platform. We will keep you informed with further updates and details as we progress. Should you have any inquiries about your membership, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]. We are here to assist you and ensure a smooth transition.

SongVault Update

S.A.C. members: Please note that the Canadian SongVault is no longer an active service, and will not be accepting or processing submissions received in office after July 4, 2022. If you have submitted a SongVault submission prior to July 4, 2022 that you received a Registration Number for, your song(s) will remain registered in the Canadian SongVault.

Meet the Board

The S.A.C. is led by a diverse board of experienced Canadian music creators and industry experts. Learn more about our team at the history and people page.

Latest Spotify Playlist

S.A.C. has a special playlist dedicated to amplifying the voices of our members with themed playlists on our Spotify.

As a S.A.C. Member, you can be featured on the next playlist by filling out the Spotify submission form.

Latest News

Stay up to date with the work we’re doing on behalf of music creators in Canada by checking our news section. You can also receive news directly by subscribing to our newsletter or by following us on InstagramTwitter and Facebook.