Songwriters Association of Canada

Founded more than 35 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 1,000 current members, including 200+ professionals, The S.A.C. offers a suite of invaluable digital services and provides education and community for songwriters, lyricists, beatmakers, sound designers, topliners, instrumentalists and song collaborators.

We help you build a successful career

We provide a suite of tools and services for music creators to register, protect and pitch their work that includes Song Vault, the nation’s leading song depository database

We help you get paid for your work

We advocate at the Canadian and global level to ensure that music creators are fairly compensated in an industry increasingly challenged by digital distribution and streaming

We help you develop and connect

We offer education programs, songwriting camps, showcase events and networking opportunities with music creators, publishers, A&R reps, and other industry professionals

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.

Complimentary Membership

S.A.C. is offering complimentary 1-year memberships to individuals wishing to register with the organization or renew their existing memberships.

Members will be contacted by email when the member portal is live and will be accepting payments for membership once your complimentary membership has lapsed.

Click HERE to register for a free membership!

Membership Benefits

Regular membership of the Songwriters Association of Canada costs the same as a cup of coffee per month but brings a host of benefits. In addition to joining a growing community and helping to improve the creative landscape for music creators, members also get free access to a suite of paid-for services.

Resources, advice and contract templates

Latest Spotify Playlist

S.A.C. has a special playlist dedicated to amplifying the voices of our members along with monthly 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 Twitter and Facebook.