Music Publishing

Nashville Expands

Story by Nick Krewen | March 21, 2014 For SOCAN Words And Music.   Name any gigantic country hit of the last two decades or so and there’s a better-than-average chance that it was generated from Nashville, Tennessee. Sure, Texas factors into the mix, and maybe there’s a touch of Bakersfield in there, too. But for the most part it’s a 30-block-or-so chunk Southwest of downtown Nashville, nicknamed Music Row,…


Indie Radio Royalties Reward Songwriters

Story by Nick Krewen | February 6, 2014 For SOCAN Words and Music   The day “Rick ‘n’ roll” gave way to rock ‘n’ roll will go down in history as another notch in the belt of independent Canadian songwriters. After torturing its future listeners – maybe “torturing” is too strong a word, so let’s go with “teasing” – with seven days of 24-hours-a-day airings of British singer Rick Astley’s…


The Toronto hitmaker behind European pop sensation Caro Emerald

Vince Degiorgio, whose songs have sold 30 million records, also introduced N Sync and Justin Timberlake to the world. Nick Krewen Music Published on Wed Oct 02 2013 One of the more surprising recent European music success stories has a local twist. A Dutch singer whose jazzy sound contains a sprinkle of hip-hop undertones, Caro Emerald exploded out of nowhere in 2009 to score two chart-topping hits in her native…


Brian Chater helped build Canadian music industry

Chater, dead at 73, also helped Bryan Adams get his start Canadian music industry executive Brian Chater, who died Sept. 5 at the age of 73.   By: Nick Krewen Music, Published on Tue Sep 10 2013 The man whose early belief in Bryan Adams helped the Kingston, Ont., native become one of the world’s biggest superstars has died at 73 after a long illness. Brian Chater, who died Thursday,…


How Music Publishers Connect Their Writers

Story by Nick Krewen | December 13, 2012 For SOCAN Words and Music.   Back in 2006, when international classical crossover superstar Josh Groban was looking for new material for his album Awake,Canadian writer Thomas “Tawgs” Salter was up to the task. But landing the song “You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up)” in Groban’s lap wasn’t a slam-dunk, as Dave Quilico, vice-president, Creative, of Salter’s publisher, Sony/ATV Music Canada, recalls….