SOCAN Educates @ CMW 2011

Attention SOCAN members!

Are you planning on attending CMW this year?
If you are, be sure to check out the latest SOCAN education panels…

Saturday, March 12: 10:15 – 11:15 AM

Terry O’Brien”Know Your Alphabet: A Songwriters’ Introduction to Cha-Ching$”

Salon A – Fairmont Royal York Hotel

If you are a musician or emerging songwriter, your head is probably spinning with the ‘A-B-Cs’ of all the organizations out there – SOCAN, CMRAA, CFM, RE:Sound, CPCC and SX. This panel will clear up the confusion and show you where the money is, ad how to get it. Come and hear from these important organizations that manage your rights.

With panelists: Veronica Syrtash (CMRRA), Andrew Karis (ACTRA), Walter McDonough (Future of Music Coalition/Sound Exchange) and Arif Ahmad (Re:Sound).

Moderated by SOCAN’s Terry O’Brien.

Saturday, March 12: 11:15 – 12:15 PM

“Life of a Song: Anvil’s ‘Metal on Metal'”

Salon B – Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Rodney MurphySongwriters ask the question all the time; What is a hit song worth? Depending on the genre and performance type, there are always ball park figures. But the correct answer is… it depends upon the Life of the Song. Songs come and go on the charts, but the good ones always find their way back, again and again. This panel will focus on Anvil’s clasic hit; “Metal on Metal”. Hear how the song was written, became a success story and how it has been used over again through the years via covers, and placement in film, television and advertising. More importantly, hear how much money can be made from your song that just won’t go away!

With panelists: Steve “Lips” Kudlow and Robb Reiner from the band Anvil, Cheryl Link (peer Music) and David Hayman (music supervisor).

Moderated by SOCAN’s Rodney Murphy.