SOCAN Foundation launches TD Indigenous Songwriter Award – Deadline April 25, 2018!

The SOCAN Foundation, part of the SOCAN Group of organizations, today announced the launch of the Indigenous Songwriter Award, in partnership with TD Bank Group. The TD Indigenous Songwriter Award will recognize the musical talent and creativity of the best music created, in any genre, by songwriters and composers of Indigenous descent. The inaugural award [...]

2018-04-06T15:18:39+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Genre diversity within Canadian bands

This year SOCAN Foundation is proud to show case our talented artists and bands from a variety of provinces. More than 30 bands with SOCAN members from Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, and Nova Scotia participated at SXSW. It is delightful to see the genre diversity within Canadian bands as well ranging from world, [...]

2018-03-20T16:59:53+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Uncategorised|

SOCAN Foundation is proud and happy to congratulate the artists nominated for the JUNO Awards!

  With the JUNO’s coming up soon it’s so exhilarating to see all the Canadian talent coming to the forefront of the music industry. Artists who are up and coming to artists who have held their ground with quality music both displaying a wide array of musical direction and prowess. It's important to note that [...]

2018-02-21T15:23:59+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Grant lands band in foreign land

Arlo Maverick, Edmonton’s up and coming rapper and MC, has been making waves in the underground Hip Hop scene recently. In his interview with vice he mentions his love for sharing the wealth of information he has with other musicians like him through vlog. Last year Arlo wanted to showcase his music at Zandari music [...]

2018-02-01T11:14:33+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Uncategorised|

SOCAN Foundation Launches Charitable Fund

The SOCAN Foundation announced that it has established the SOCAN Foundation Charitable Fund. The launch of the Charitable Fund comes as the SOCAN Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary. So far, the SOCAN Foundation has awarded over $25,000,000 to Canadian music initiatives. This represents more than 6,000 grants to individuals and organizations that have empowered and [...]

2017-12-20T17:10:55+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Uncategorised|

Tips And Tricks

Even though we’ve improved it, our grant application and final reports processes are similar to the ones you were used to. Here are a few tips and tricks to make them even easier and help you along the way. Profile type: Bear in mind that each different profile type (individual, non-charity organization, music publisher, etc.) [...]

2017-11-15T16:33:34+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Uncategorised|

SOCAN Foundation Awards almost $100,000 to Young Canadian Music Creators

AUGUST 30, 2017 (Toronto, ON) - The SOCAN Foundation, the separate organization funded by SOCAN that promotes musical creativity and the role of music creators in today's society, today announced that it has awarded financial prizes to young music creators across Canada in three separate competitions totaling nearly $100,000. With more than 500 submissions, the [...]

2018-03-05T13:27:20+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Uncategorised|

(Press release)

Toronto - SOCAN members and Canadian music organizations can now apply to for financial assistance under two new grant programs, introduced as part of the SOCAN Foundation's vision to foster creativity, support, and expand artist and publisher opportunities for global exposure and strengthen its ties to the music community. The grants are in two categories: [...]

2017-07-31T17:25:47+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Uncategorised|

SOCAN Foundation and SiriusXM Launch Inaugural Young Canadian Songwriter Awards

  Montréal, July 27, 2017 - Today, SOCAN Foundation and SiriusXM Canada collaborate to create the inaugural Young Canadian Songwriter Awards, which will benefit and celebrate Young Canadian Songwriters. This partnership establishes a national talent competition of popular music songwriters aged 21 or under. Five, $5,000 prizes will be awarded to the winners, which will [...]

2018-06-06T08:51:44+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Uncategorised|