CIAM General Assembly and International Women’s Song Camp

S.A.C. is thrilled to be attending this year’s CIAM GA in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The global unified voice of music creators, the International Council of Music Creators (CIAM), will gather creators from around the world to Rio on November 8th and 9th for the 2023 CIAM General Assembly. The assembly unites leading advocates and renowned creators to exchange information, share best practices, and provide updates on a range of matters affecting the economic and legal interests of creators within the music industry.
The General Assembly will also unveil the 2023 Fair Trade Music International Awards and present songs from CIAM’s first women’s songwriting camp, which will be held in conjunction with the GA on November 6-8.
The songwriting camp will bring together talented women from around the world at the prestigious visomdigital Studios. The goal is to support women music creators by fostering unity and sharing expertise in writing, composing, beat-making and production over the course of three days. Notable Latin American women artists and topliners will be participating in addition to women from all corners of the globe.
This camp will be the newest CIAM initiative in its efforts to bring awareness and support to underrepresented groups within the music industry, and S.A.C. is very grateful to be involved in this camp.
S.A.C. is bringing two incredible Canadian artists to Brazil to participate in the song camp:
Phoenix Pagliacci (@itsmepagliacci), artist, producer, songwriter and activist
Alexandra Petkovski (@fjoramusic), composer, artist, producer and songwriter
Phoenix Pagliacci:

Phoenix Pagliacci is an artist and activist. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Phoenix began her artistic journey at the age of 6. Learning the piano and developing her singing/songwriting, Phoenix learned of her love for music from her family.

As a teenager, Phoenix attended Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts in Scarborough. There, the Honey Jam alum excelled as a performer and furthered her craft as an artist. Phoenix participated in the school’s annual variety shows and was recognized as a unique talent by her peers and staff.

Phoenix is a former member of Hip-Hop powerhouse The Sorority and currently one half of Toronto-based R&B duo TRP.P. Phoenix has performed across North America and written and performed with Canadian artists such as Eternia, Michie Mee, DJ Shub, Shad and Ghettosocks. She has also worked with international artists such as Rapsody, Killah Priest of Wu -Tang Clan, Tajai from Souls of Mischief and the legendary Jean Grae. Her forthcoming album is set for release in 2024, her first solo album since 2016.


Alexandra Petkovski:
Called “a haunting artist to watch” by Rolling Stone, Alexandra Petkovski is an award-winning composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, artist, and songwriter from Toronto, Canada – creating genre-defying music exploring contemporary polytextural, orchestral cinematic, hybrid-synth, trailerization, and vocalise sonic spaces. Above all, Alex loves to tell compelling stories through music.

A first place award winner for the 2023 World Trailer Awards, multi-nominee for the 2023 Music + Sound Awards, 2023 Guild of Music Supervisors Canada Awards Artist/Songwriter of the Year nominee, awarded winner for SOCAN’s 2023 and 2022 Emerging Screen Composers Awards, 2022 Hollywood Music in Media and 20th Annual Game Audio Network Guild Awards, Alex has worked with artists like Kimbra, Ruelle, Aimeé Osbourne, and Tommee Profitt, and her music is heard across platforms like Fortnite, Grey’s Anatomy, SXSW, Disney+, TIFF, Blumhouse Productions, Netflix, and HBO. Alex is the lead composer for the universe of a new animated series led by Catherine Winder (former executive producer of Lucasfilm animation; Ice Age, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Angry Birds).

Alex’s artist project, FJØRA, has become widely known throughout the Film/TV/Video Game worlds. Her coined genre – “cinematronic” – combines elements of electronic and cinematic styles. This is heard throughout her work across Film, TV, video games, commercials, such as music for “Welcome to the Blumhouse” (a reimagination of 4-Non Blondes hit song, “What’s Up,” as personally requested by Linda Perry) American Horror Story’s “Double Feature,” theme song “Déjà Vu” for video game Deathloop (as heard in remixes by artists like Steve Aoki, Future and Madison Beer), custom music for Adidas Women’s 2022 International Campaign “Support is Everything” and score work for Grammy-winning composer Stephanie Economou (like on Gillian Jacobs’ Disney/Lucasfilm feature documentary, “More Than Robots” – premiering at SXSW 2022, streaming on Disney+). Alex most recently custom created the song “Together Forever” for the Paramount+ feature film Monster High, releasing worldwide Fall of 2023.

On the Recording Academy’s 2022 Grammy’s ballot under “Best Arrangement: Instrument and Vocals” for her work on the Sondheim Series (a reimagination project honouring the life and legacy of Stephen Sondheim, which she was composer, producer, arranger, orchestrator, songwriter and artist), Alex is a huge advocate for female presence throughout the music industry, striving to foster awareness for inclusivity and diversity in each project she undertakes. Alex is the author of New Music USA’s “Managing Rapid-Fire Deadlines for the Aspiring and Evolving Music Creative,” a published article outlining helpful methods for working within the current music industry landscape.

Alex is proud to serve as a director on the Alliance for Women Film Composers board of directors, an Officer on the leadership board for the Screen Composers Guild of Canada, is a proud standing voting member of the Recording Academy, BAFTA Connect, Television Academy, Society of Lyricists and Composers, World Soundtrack Awards, and is a composer in residence alumni with the Canadian Film Centre (chaired by Lesley Barber) and 2023 Los Angeles Film Conducting Intensive alumni (working under the guidance of William Ross). A Grammy’s #NEXTGen 2023 leader (Los Angeles chapter), Alex was a mentee under Siddhartha Khosla (This is Us, Only Murders in the Building). As a director with the AWFC, Alex spearheaded the AWFC’s inaugural Film Music Mixer during TIFF event; a celebration of the vibrant community of women, women-identifying and underrepresented voices in the film industry coming together during the 2023 Toronto International Festival.

Head over to to learn more about the CIAM GA, and about the song camp and all of the fantastic artists participating from around the world.
Thank you to CIAM for making this happen! And special thanks to our sponsors MCNA, FACTOR, MPC, Global Affairs, the Government of Canada, SOCAN Foundation, and SOCAN for making this all possible.
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