News Archive

The Songwriters Association of Canada provides regular updates on the economic and cultural climate for music creators in Canada and abroad. We also operate a number of showcases, seminars and industry events for members and the wider public. Stay up to date with our work by checking the news archive below and following us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.


A Hero of the Song

The following is written by CIAM President, S.A.C. President Emeritus and songwriter Eddie Schwartz. In November of this year, one of CIAM’s sister organizations, Fair Trade Music International (FTMI), will…

Remembering Jon Erickson (1956-2023)

Industry News
Jon Erickson was a veteran Canadian sound engineer and tour manager, and was beloved by the greater Canadian music community. Originally from Calgary, Jon came to Toronto in the early…

Honouring Shirley Eikhard

Industry News
S.A.C. is celebrating the incredible life of Canadian songwriting legend, Shirley Eikhard, who passed away peacefully on December 15, 2022. Originally from New Brunswick, Shirley moved to Ontario at the…