In an interview with SOCAN, punky Montréal indie-pop rockers Caveboy discuss their “jam-till-it-sticks” songwriting technique; how the songs can be simple but effective; and how the songwriting matters.

In a video interview, legendary singer-songwriter and SOCAN member Sarah McLachlan – winner of the 2018 SOCAN Global Inspiration Award – briefly discusses how she turns musical ideas into songs, the challenge of writing lyrics, her pioneering work for gender equality, and what she thinks her legacy might be.

In an interview with SOCAN, Kinnie Starr discusses how she managed to write the songs for her next album, Feed the Fire, without being able to play an instrument; whether the world is catching up to the viewpoint she expressed in her recent, award-winning Play Your Gender movie, about the lack of women producers in the music industry; and whether media attention to the rising tide of Indigenous music will improve the future for that community.